Congress Passes Bill To Avert Shutdown For 2 Weeks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye4heQO1v0o Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET Congress has voted to avert a partial government shutdown that could have come Friday night. Republicans carried the measure to passage in the House, with a vote of 235-193, with about a dozen Democrats voting in favor as well. The Senate passed the measure, known as a continuing resolution, with an overwhelming vote of 81-14. This pushes the next threat of a shutdown to the Friday before Christmas, setting up a possible...

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Demographics Drive Tight Atlanta Mayoral Election

The race to become Atlanta’s next mayor is at a bit of a standstill. Here’s where things stand after yesterday’s runoff election between two Atlanta City Councilwomen. Democrat Keisha Lance Bottoms leads Independent Mary Norwood by 759 votes. Norwood says it’s not over and is calling for a recount.

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Macon Gets Georgia's First Urban Agrihood

Phillip Tutt talks about okra and collards with his neighbors. He’s lived in the same home on Macon, Georgia’s Bowden Street for close to 50 years. Most of that time he’s had a garden. “Now for my turnips and things like that I don’t want to plant them before Labor Day,” he said. “But if I can get them in on Labor Day I’ll be happy. But collards I believe I set them out in August if I’m not mistaken.” Over the years the rows of vegetables in his garden have thrived while the neighborhood...

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Why Would Someone Rob A Dollar Store?

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If you noticed a lot of dollar store robberies over the summer, you were onto something. Here in Macon, there was a string of armed robberies at stores like Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. But why would somebody target a dollar store?

NWS Peachtree City

An inch of snow may be coming for Atlanta Friday night, do you know where your bread and milk are?

Forecasters called for a mix of snow and sleet Friday in several states, causing heartache for Southerners who have endured epic traffic jams at the first sign of wintry weather.

The good news is that while up to an inch of snow may fall by Friday night, the ground temperatures should be warm enough to melt it quickly.

Office of Resilience / City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta confirms it is restructuring its Office of Resilience – and an internal email suggests two key positions are being eliminated. 

We’re commemorating the 76th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor this week by revisiting our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Twomey. His book “Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack” is out now in paperback.

US National Weather Service Peachtree City Georgia

Forecasters are warning that a winter storm could soon bring snow and a wintry mix of precipitation to a large section of the Deep South.

The National Weather Service on Thursday has winter weather advisories covering parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Birmingham, Alabama, are among cities covered by the advisories.

GPB Music

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TLC's T-Boz: 'Keep It Real'

We were joined by singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, who is a member of TLC. She grew up in Atlanta, and has a new memoir out. T-Boz shared her experience living with an incurable disease, and she talked about why it is important for her to remain authentic as her career evolves.

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Mueller Investigation

Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump

Updated at 4:08 p.m. ET Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry. Deutsche Bank has so far not accommodated or discussed American requests for information about the Trumps' accounts. The German business newspaper Handelsblatt, which first reported the subpoena , quoted a spokesman saying that the bank cooperates with...

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Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjVBTlmBb-I Updated at 3:46 p.m. ET Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, announced Thursday that he will be resigning. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been "the great honor of my life" and that nothing he has done as a senator "has brought dishonor" on the institution. But he said, "it's become clear that I can't both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an...

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The 45th President

POLL: Trump's Opposition Firmer Than His Support

As a candidate, Donald Trump once joked, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters." A new poll tests how true that idea is. A sizable chunk of President Trump's voters are nearly immovable: Around 15 percent of Americans say that they approve of Trump and that "there is almost nothing he could do to lose their support," according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute . A slightly larger share, 26 percent, approve of him...

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RNC Restores Financial Support For Roy Moore As Trump Gives Full Endorsement

Updated at 10:30 p.m. ET Just over a week ahead of Alabama's special Senate election, President Trump and the Republican National Committee confirmed Monday they are standing behind embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore's campaign. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama," Trump tweeted Monday morning . "Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet [Doug] Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda." Trump...

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Calls for reforming the nation's police departments have grown louder in recent years following several high-profile police shootings, particularly those involving African-American fatalities. In general, police forces are more diverse than they were just a few decades ago. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 25% of police officers belong to a racial or ethnic minority, but many people say that's not enough. Why are so many police departments across the nation facing racial imbalances, and what can be done to ensure they reflect the communities they're protecting?

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Each year, fans of the Scottish poet Robert Burns gather around food, drink and music to honor his legacy. These Burns Suppers, as they’re called, are held annually near Burns’ January birthday, all over the world. GPB’s Sam Whitehead attended a recent Burns Supper in Athens, Georgia to find out why the poet is so beloved more than 200 years after his death.

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