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Review: A timely portrait in ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Jun. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a presser at Liberty Plaza, across the street from the Georgia State Capitol building, in downtown Atlanta, Monday, April 6, 2020. Raffensperger announced the creation of an

Georgia measure would stop officials mailing ballot requests

Jun. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans controlling a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prevent election officials from proactively sending mail ballot request forms to voters ahead of an election. If it makes it through both chambers and gets Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature, it could...

The body of Rayshard Brooks arrives for his funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta. Brooks is to be remembered at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. Brooks, 27, was shot twice in the back June 12 by Officer Garrett Rolfe after a struggle that erupted when police tried to handcuff him for being intoxicated behind the wheel of his car at a Wendy's drive-thru. Video showed Brooks snatching a police Taser and firing it at Brooks while running away. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Crowds mourn Rayshard Brooks at storied Atlanta church

Jun. 23, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, taking part in a funeral filled with historical echoes and a tragic sense that Black America has been through this all too many times before....

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jun. 18, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

HARD COVER FICTION 1. “The Summer House” by Patterson/DuBois (Little, Brown) 2. “Daddy's Girls” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 3. “Camino Winds” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “Fair Warning” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 5. “If It...

This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

`Stop fighting!' Atlanta sobriety test quickly turned deadly

Jun. 14, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One minute, Rayshard Brooks was chatting cooperatively with Atlanta police, saying he'd had a couple of drinks to celebrate his daughter's birthday and agreeing to a breath test. The next, they were wrestling on the ground and grappling over a Taser before Brooks took the weapon and ran....

People hold a rally at Wendy's on University Avenue in Atlanta on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Rayshard Brooks died after a confrontation with police officers at the fast food restaurant in Atlanta on Friday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Experts hail swift moves in wake of Atlanta police shooting

Jun. 14, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

Atlanta police on Sunday quickly released body-camera and other footage that captured the shooting death of a black man by a white officer who was swiftly fired — moves that policing experts said could help defuse anti-racism protests that were reignited by the shooting. Atlanta police announced that an...

Atlanta police chief resigns after fatal police shooting

Jun. 14, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot. Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down as the...

Protesters raise their fists and kneel in front of French riot police during a march against police brutality and racism in Marseille, France, Saturday, June 13, 2020, organized by supporters of Adama Traore, who died in police custody in 2016. Several demonstrations went ahead Saturday inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Protesters call attention to deaths of two more black men

Jun. 13, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

Anti-racism protesters on Saturday sought to call attention to the deaths of two more black men — one who was found hanging from a tree in California and another who was fatally shot by police outside an Atlanta restaurant. The Atlanta police chief resigned hours later. Meanwhile in Europe, far-right...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 12, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.; Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor in 2018. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Tim...

Voters wait in a line that stretched around the Metropolitan Library in Atlanta, Georgia, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

'Chaos in Georgia': Is messy primary a November harbinger?

Jun. 10, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The long-standing wrangle over voting rights and election security came to a head in Georgia, where a messy primary and partisan finger-pointing offered an unsettling preview of a November contest when battleground states could face potentially record turnout. Many Democrats blamed the...