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This combo of file photos from Washington show Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall  on Oct. 24, 1967; and Constance Baker Motley, nominated to be judge of the southern district of New York, at her confirmation hearing, on April 4, 1966. The NAACP's Legal Defense Fund launched a $40 million scholarship program on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, to create a new generation of civil rights lawyers. The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, named for the legal defense fund's founder and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and his staff attorney Constance Baker Motley, who later became the first Black female federal judge. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, left, and Henry Griffin)

Anonymous $40 million gift funding 50 civil rights lawyers

Jan. 18, 2021 1:10 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launched a $40 million scholarship program on Monday to support a new generation of civil rights lawyers, dedicated to pursuing racial justice across the South. With that whopping gift from a single anonymous donor, the fund plans to put 50...

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Twitter suspends US congresswoman over election fraud claims

Jan. 17, 2021 8:43 PM EST

Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online. Greene's account was suspended “without explanation," she said in a statement, while also...

President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, right, and Jon Ossoff, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tribute to King, rebuke of demagogues in Warnock sermon

Jan. 17, 2021 12:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day before the nation's annual holiday celebrating life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia returned to the pulpit at the church that was King’s spiritual home, calling for the nation to adhere to “God's vision of equity.”...

Surfers carry their boards along the beach front during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the oronavirus, In Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Biden vows rapid steps to battle virus after inauguration

Jan. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Here’s what’s happening Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — President-elect Joe Biden plans immediate moves aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic within days after he's sworn in Wednesday, his incoming chief of staff...

A chain blocks the sidewalk entrance to the front steps of the Maine State House, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. With the FBI warning of potential violence at all state capitols Sunday, Jan. 17, the ornate halls of government and symbols of democracy looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries.    (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops

Jan. 16, 2021 8:11 PM EST

A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protests planned for Sunday....

Blackmon carries North Alabama past Kennesaw State 66-64

Jan. 16, 2021 7:32 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Jamari Blackmon had a season-high 21 points as North Alabama narrowly defeated Kennesaw State 66-64 on Saturday. Blackmon scored with 47 seconds left to give North Alabama a 64-62 lead. The teams exchanged two made free throws each before Cole LaRue missed a desperation 3-pointer from...

Bryant scores 17 to carry Georgia Southern past Troy 63-56

Jan. 16, 2021 5:29 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Zack Bryant came off the bench to score 17 points to carry Georgia Southern to a 63-56 win over Troy on Saturday. Kamari Brown had 12 points for Georgia Southern (9-6, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference). Eric Boone added five steals. Zay Williams scored a season-high 24 points plus eight...

Alvarez carries Mercer over W. Carolina 78-76

Jan. 16, 2021 5:26 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Neftali Alvarez had a career-high 24 points as Mercer edged past Western Carolina 78-76 on Saturday. Maciej Bender added 22 points for the Bears. Bender also had seven rebounds. Leon Ayers III had 17 points for Mercer (8-4, 1-3 Southern Conference). Felipe Haase added nine rebounds. Mason...

Allen carries Georgia St. past Coastal Carolina 71-68 in OT

Jan. 16, 2021 4:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Corey Allen scored 15 points to help Georgia State edge past Coastal Carolina 71-68 in overtime on Saturday. Collin Moore had 14 points for Georgia State (8-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Justin Roberts added 14 points and six assists and Jalen...

FILE - Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn., in this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo. The New York Jets interviewed Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, for their head coaching vacancy. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Arthur Smith signs deal to be Falcons coach

Jan. 16, 2021 3:34 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Arthur Smith has signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons to be their next coach, the team announced Saturday. Smith, a former Tennessee Titans assistant, agreed to terms Friday. Neither Smith nor any other team official will be made available to reporters until next week....