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Freddie Freeman makes emotional and joyful return to Atlanta; Dodgers beat Braves

Frank Sinatra once said he had a few regrets, but then again too few to mention. In Freddie Freeman’s case, he did what he had to do. Friday night was the first time the former MVP and 2021 World Series champion returned to Atlanta since last November’s championship parade. Freeman had to see through the […] The post Freddie Freeman makes emotional and joyful return to Atlanta; Dodgers beat Braves appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for the shots had been reached, researchers reported Thursday. On Dec. 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England received the first shot in what would become a global vaccination campaign. […] The post COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation. About one-quarter of the […] The post Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Atlanta City Council approves Mayor Andre Dickens’s 2023 Budget

The Atlanta City Council during Tuesday’s meeting approved the City’s budget for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1, 2022. The general fund budget totals approximately $734 million. “It’s time to invest in the people who deliver for the residents of Atlanta,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. Thank you to the City Council, the Chief […] The post Atlanta City Council approves Mayor Andre Dickens’s 2023 Budget appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Swanson homers twice, Braves hold on to beat Giants 7-6

After a slow start to the season, Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has turned it around and is sizzling at the plate. His team is following suit. Swanson hit two home runs and the Atlanta Braves built a big lead early before holding off the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Thursday for their 18th win in 21 […] The post Swanson homers twice, Braves hold on to beat Giants 7-6 appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Mainor: Brian Kemp won his primary with Kitchen Table Talk. GA Democrats must take note because our voters Don’t Even Have a Table

Georgia’s tumultuous 2022 primary season is in the books with the dust still settling. As an aisle-crossing Democrat who gets things done for my community, I am more than happy that incumbent Governor Brian Kemp’s high-profile win over challenger David Perdue is complete. Democrats can use the knowledge of Kemp’s win to either gain traction or repeat […] The post Mainor: Brian Kemp won his primary with Kitchen Table Talk. GA Democrats must take note because our voters Don’t Even Have a Table appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Supreme Court sides with Georgia inmate who wants to die by firing squad

(CNN) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a death row inmate in Georgia who is challenging the state’s lethal injection protocol and seeks to die by firing squad — a method not currently authorized in the state. The court said the inmate could bring the challenge under a federal civil rights […] The post Supreme Court sides with Georgia inmate who wants to die by firing squad appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Analysis: A poll that should scare Donald Trump

 (CNN) — A new poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire has some startling news for Donald Trump: He’s no longer the big dog on the block (at least in the Granite State). Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes 39% in a poll of the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire, while Trump is at […] The post Analysis: A poll that should scare Donald Trump appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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WCLK debuts programming on SiriusXM HBCU

Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station, debuts popular syndicated programming on the leading satellite and streaming audio platform, SiriusXM. WCLK’s The Local Take with Kiplyn Primus and UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry will premiere on SiriusXM HBCU Channel 142. “Jazz 91.9 WCLK has come a long way, with these two programs now on the Sirius […] The post WCLK debuts programming on SiriusXM HBCU appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.

2022 Elections: Nguyen secures runoff victory, sets up showdown against Raffensperger

May 4, 2021, Georgia State Representative Bee Nguyen announced her intentions to run for Georgia Secretary of State, the state’s top election official. 413 days later, Nguyen defeated her primary opponent, former State Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, and will now face incumbent Brad Raffensperger in the November 8th general election.    “We have an option; we can […] The post 2022 Elections: Nguyen secures runoff victory, sets up showdown against Raffensperger appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Op-Ed: More Progress is Needed to Help Georgians Afford Health Care

Georgia is facing a new kind of health crisis and it isn’t the next Covid variant. Instead, it’s a man-made crisis — one that could raise costs for hundreds of thousands of families in our state and millions more across the nation. A successful health program is about to expire unless Congress acts to make […] The post Op-Ed: More Progress is Needed to Help Georgians Afford Health Care appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Atlanta Braves to Host Alumni Weekend with Braves Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Home Run Derby at Truist Park July 29-31

The Atlanta Braves will host their annual Alumni Weekend, July 29-31 as the Braves take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The event will welcome Braves legends to Truist Park for a weekend full of activities, including the induction of Joe Adcock, Leo Mazzone, and Joe Torre into the Braves Hall of Fame and an Alumni Softball […] The post Atlanta Braves to Host Alumni Weekend with Braves Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Home Run Derby at Truist Park July 29-31 appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Coalition Advocates for New Federal Health Agency to Locate Headquarters in Georgia

A coalition of Georgia business, academic, and nonprofit leaders have partnered to promote Georgia as the home for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). The ARPA-H Georgia Coalition is coordinating advocacy efforts in Georgia and Washington, D.C. to bring ARPA-H headquarters to Georgia. ARPA-H received $1 billion in funding from Congress through the […] The post Coalition Advocates for New Federal Health Agency to Locate Headquarters in Georgia appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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A gas tax holiday sounds fantastic. But there’s a reason Obama bashed it as a ‘gimmick’

 (CNN) — In the spring of 2008, as gas prices were barreling towards record highs, presidential candidates John McCain and Hillary Clinton threw their weight behind a gas tax holiday. Future president Barack Obama, by contrast, dismissed the idea as a political “gimmick” designed purely to win votes. “The easiest thing in the world for […] The post A gas tax holiday sounds fantastic. But there’s a reason Obama bashed it as a ‘gimmick’ appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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1/6 panel: Local ‘heroes’ rebuffed Trump, then faced threats

The House 1/6 committee heard chilling, tearful testimony Tuesday that Donald Trump’s relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election provoked widespread threats to the “backbone of our democracy”— election workers and local officials who fended off the defeated president’s demands despite personal risks. The panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. […] The post 1/6 panel: Local ‘heroes’ rebuffed Trump, then faced threats appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Atlanta partners with National Geographic Society to host new ‘Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience’ exhibition

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will soon bring the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to Atlanta, this fall at Pullman Yards.  The exhibit is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and Immersive Experiences, including the creative team behind the King Tut artifact exhibitions that attracted millions […] The post Atlanta partners with National Geographic Society to host new ‘Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience’ exhibition appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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SUMMER BALL June 27 feat. Kane Brown, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Russ & Gayle

EMPORIUM PRESENTS & POWER 96.1 POWER 96.1 SUMMER BALL 2022 featuring KANE BROWN, THE CHAINSMOKERS & more LIVE IN ALPHARETTA, GA MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022 Tickets are on sale now at: Ticketmaster.com WHAT: The 2022 POWER 96.1 SUMMER BALL FEATURING: Kane Brown, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Russ, GAYLE WHEN: Monday, June 27 at 6:30 PM WHERE: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in […] The post SUMMER BALL June 27 feat. Kane Brown, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Russ & Gayle appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Herschel Walker hosts RNC’s Juneteenth picnic in College Park

Monday evening, Herschel Walker headlined the Republican National Committee’s Juneteenth celebration and family friendly cookout at the party’s Black American Community Center in College Park. For almost twenty minutes, Walker discussed his reasons why he’s running for the United States Senate, his stance on abortion, and addressed the controversy surrounding his children. Walker is currently […] The post Herschel Walker hosts RNC’s Juneteenth picnic in College Park appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

(CNN) — If Americans are “really, really down,” as President Joe Biden suggests, it’s hardly surprising. Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once viewed as smoothly running certainties are out of joint. The Covid-19 pandemic, though it has eased its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that […] The post Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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The most popular air travel day this year was a mess. That won’t change anytime soon

CNN) — Americans gained a new federal holiday last year: Juneteenth. This year the holiday, which commemorates of the end of slavery in the United States, falls on Sunday but it will be observed in many places on Monday, June 20. Given that this long summer weekend also coincides with Father’s Day, that means there […] The post The most popular air travel day this year was a mess. That won’t change anytime soon appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.
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