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By Christina Zdanowicz, CNN (CNN)Hundreds of people donated to pay off lunch debts at a Minnesota school after hearing that students’ hot meals were thrown away.About 40 students at Richfield High School who had a lunch balance of at least $15 had their lunches thrown away November 11 and replaced with cold lunches before school leadership intervened, […]

By Carlos Ballesteros and Mitch Dudek Rev. George Clements, a longtime civil rights advocate from Chicago’s South Side who was also known as the first Catholic priest to adopt a child, and later, three more, died Monday at a hospital in Northwest Indiana. He was 87. Clements suffered a massive stroke Oct. 12 and more […]

By NELSON OLIVEIRANEW YORK DAILY NEWS A high school science teacher who’s accused of having an affair with a student allegedly performed oral sex on him inside a classroom at least twice, authorities in Texas said this week. Randi Chaverria, who in 2018 was named “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” now faces a felony charge of […]

 Aris Folley “From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!” she tweeted. The post also featured a sunny photo of her along with her husband and children. Former President Obama also tweeted a message to his 110 million followers earlier on Wednesday ahead of the holiday. “Before arguing with friends or family around the Thanksgiving table, take […]

CANDACE WHEELER • NOV 25, 2019 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on predicted holiday travel volumes in Atlanta and nationwide. And, in other news,  acclaimed professional tennis player Rafael Nadal will play Grigor Dimitrov this spring at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. 03:53: Almost half of the kidney transplants at Piedmont Hospital come from living donors […]

SUMMER EVANS • NOV 26, 2019 John Driskell Hopkins wears many hats. He’s the co-founder, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist of the Zac Brown Band. Around this time of year, he likes to wear a red hat with a fuzzy white ball. Hopkins stopped by last week to tell “City Lights” about his third holiday album, “Our Finest Gifts.” “This album […]

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3 Black Colleges, Including Morehouse And Spelman, Get $1 Million Grants Each ASSOCIATED PRESS • NOV 19, 2019 Three historically black colleges are each getting $1 million grants to aid faculty development. Atlanta’s all-male Morehouse College is getting $1 million from the Carnegie Corp. of New York, while neighboring all-female Spelman College is getting $500,000 from Carnegie […]

ROXANNE SCOTT • NOV 27, 2019 Federal officials outlined their plans to get more black people to fill out the Census next year.  This week in Atlanta, they discussed their strategy to target the traditionally undercounted group. The 2000 and 2010 Census miscounted black people — the latter an undercount of approximately 2%. And the group is […]

Tyler McCarthy Bill Cosby maintained his innocence while speaking out from behind bars for the first time since his conviction on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in April 2018. The disgraced comedian spoke with for a candid interview about his life behind bars. Cosby, 82, was unremorseful in his comments, maintaining his innocence and calling his entire trial and […]

Ashley Lopez Texas’ bipartisan effort to shield patients from surprise medical bills could be weaker than lawmakers intended when it takes effect Jan. 1. Earlier this year, lawmakers from both parties came together on legislation to protect people in state-regulated health plans from getting outrageous bills for out-of-network care. The new law, known as Senate […]

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