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Fani Willis and judge presiding over Georgia Trump election case defeat challengers

May. 22, 2024 00:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the Georgia prosecutor who brought a sprawling racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and others, has won the Democratic primary in her bid for reelection. Willis defeated progressive attorney Christian...

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...

Fani Willis, prosecutor in Georgia Trump election case, wins Democratic primary in her bid for reelection

May. 21, 2024 19:34 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Fani Willis, prosecutor in Georgia Trump election case, wins Democratic primary in her bid for reelection.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters rally in the rain in DC to mark a painful present and past

May. 18, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied within sight of the U.S. Capitol, chanting pro-Palestinian slogans and voicing criticism of the Israeli and American governments as they marked a painful present — the war in Gaza — and past — the exodus of some 700,000 Palestinians who fled...

Amy Kremer helped organize the pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally. Now she is seeking a Georgia seat on the RNC

May. 18, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amy Kremer stood near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, and told thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. “Hello, deplorables,” she said, embracing a label Hillary Clinton once lobbed against Trump’s followers....

Hundreds pack funeral for Roger Fortson, the Black airman killed in his home by a Florida deputy

May. 17, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of Air Force members in dress blues joined Roger Fortson's family, friends and others at a suburban Atlanta megachurch on Friday to pay their final respects to the Black senior airman, who was shot and killed in his Florida home earlier this month by a sheriff's...

Biden says landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling on school desegregation was about more than education

May. 17, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools was about more than just race in education, President Joe Biden said Friday as he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the decision. It was about the promise of America, he said — that it is “big enough for...

He feared coming out. Now this pastor wants to help Black churches become as welcoming as his own

May. 17, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

It was daunting when the Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, at age 22, replaced a beloved pastor who had ministered to one of suburban Boston’s most famed Black churches for 24 years. It was more daunting — at times agonizing — to reach the decision six years later, in 2015, that God...

Atlanta officer charged with killing his Lyft driver

May. 16, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta police officer who shot and killed a Lyft driver who was driving him home was arrested and charged with murder, authorities said. Koby Minor, 34, was being held without bond after his arrest early Wednesday in Union City, an Atlanta suburb,...

Biden marks Brown v. Board of Education anniversary amid signs of erosion in Black voter support

May. 16, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked this week's 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that struck down institutionalized racial segregation in public schools by welcoming plaintiffs and family members in the landmark case to the White House. The Oval Office visit...