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File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in a majority black county in rural south Georgia took less than a minute Friday to scrap a proposal to eliminate most of the local polling places, after the plan drew criticism from all over the country. Concern about the proposal to close seven of the county's...
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A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone is seen after making s successful emergency landing at Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The jet blew two tires after taking off from a small New Jersey airport. Malone was on his way to England before the blown tires interrupted the flight. (Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A private jet carrying rapper Post Malone blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport on Tuesday but made a safe emergency landing hours later in upstate New York, prompting the rapper to thank fans who prayed for him and diss those who "wished death" on him...
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A private jet sits on the runway at New York Stewart International Airport after it made an emergency landing with blown tires, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New Windsor, N.Y. The troubled Gulfstream IV was en route from Teterboro to London Luton Airport in Luton, England, when the pilot realized shortly after takeoff that the tires had blown. The pilot began circling the airport for about 30 minutes before the jet was diverted. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 21, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Fans of rapper Post Malone say they drove to an upstate New York airport as soon as they heard his private jet had blown two tires on takeoff from a small New Jersey airport and would...
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Real Talk With Dr. Rashad Richey
August 21, 2018 - 1:13 pm
After GA State Senator Michael Williams went on CNN and defended President Trump's possible use of the "N" word, he came to face the music on Real Talk with Rashad Richey. Listen as Sen. Williams explains his stance and apologizes for any offense he may have caused.
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Lericia Harris
August 20, 2018 - 10:16 am
It has its own look - it has its own feel - it has its own sound - it is a game day experience that is second to none! We’re talking about HBCU athletics! Get in the game with HBCU PLAY hosted by Lericia Harris and Sam Crenshaw every Friday on News and Talk 1380 WAOK at 7pm. HBCU PLAY is a prime...
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Maria Boynton
August 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm
Funeral services for "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin are August 31, in Detroit, MI. Longtime Franklin friend Rev. Jesse Jackson told WAOK/V103's Maria Boynton that well-known Atlanta minister Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. will perform the Eulogy. Click below to listen as Congressman John Lewis, Mayor...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29...
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Amanda Cooper
August 16, 2018 - 10:43 am
The world is mourning the loss of iconic singing legend Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul transitioned today at the age of 76. Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25th, 1942 to Pastor CL Franklin and Barbara Siggers Franklin in Memphis, Tennessee. When Franklin was five years old, her family...
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The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, center, Thomas Zehnle, right, and Richard Westling walk to federal court during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A New York bank executive testified Friday that Paul Manafort received more than $16 million in loans after the bank's chairman expressed interest in joining Donald Trump's cabinet if he won the 2016 presidential election. The testimony in the former Trump campaign chairman's...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. One year...
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