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Little known Georgia law allows students to register to vote at school

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A new wave of political activism is encouraging more young people to vote and potentially change politics. 

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Advocates push to save Cobb Co. libraries

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The 'Save Cobb Libraries' ground swell just launched a site and Facebook page showing residents how to take action and get involved. The group also have more than 1,500 signatures on a Change.org petition, which will be turned over to commissioners.

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Study: Volunteering reduces loneliness in widowed older adults

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Dr. Ben Lennox Kail, co-author of the study and assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University, examined whether becoming a volunteer at the time of widowhood is associated with reducing the risks of loneliness.

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Video of children performing with blackface masks goes viral, teacher suspended Video included

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In a video that has gone viral, dozens of students performed on stage with blackface masks at an Atlanta school, now parents want answers. Parents of second grade students at the Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School say being offended is an understatement.

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Two male Chattahoochee High students claim discrimination in prom royalty elections Video included

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Two male students at Chattahoochee High School in Fulton County are claiming discrimination based off of sexual orientation after they said they were told they would not be able to both be voted as Prom Royalty.

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Governor Deal announces Innovation Fund grant award winners

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Three winners have been awarded Implementation Grants and Scaling Grants according to Governor Nathan Deal's office. 

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Three fraternities, sorority selected to start chapters at Reinhardt

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The fraternities and sorority for the inaugural Greek Life experience at Reinhardt University have been selected, and chapters will open for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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Spelman College one of four colleges to receive scholarship from Beyonce

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In celebration of Beyonce's legendary "Lemonade" album, the singer and actress announced the establishment of the Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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Charles R. Drew Charter School will graduate first senior class

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Charles Drew Charter School will hold its first graduation since its creation in 2000 as the city of Atlanta's first public charter school. 

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Five Cobb County students named National Merit Scholars

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More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors were announced as National Merit Scholarship recipients, and five of those students attend schools in the Cobb County School District. 

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Morehouse alum named first African-American Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

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Dr. Robert E. Johnson, a Morehouse College alumnus, was named the first African-American chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  

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Admission applications for Emory University hit record high

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The applicant pool of 24,114 is a 19 percent increase since last year. 

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300+ AUC students sleep on street to raise awareness to homelessness

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Students from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University slept outside in cardboard boxes to help raise awareness about the plight of the homeless.

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Marist School debate team among top three in Georgia

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Marist School's Speech and Debate Program has collected a record number of awards, among those the team ranked in the top three debate programs in Georgia. 

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Boys and Girls Club, College Park Police join forces to talk positive relationships

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Hundreds of kids from Boys & Girls Clubs across Atlanta and officers from the College Park Police Department participated in an afternoon of food, games, and conversations. 

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First Lady of Georgia visits The Goddard School

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The First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, visited The Goddard School preschoolers in Kennesaw. 

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$63 million upgrade project is approved for Sanford Stadium

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Higher education leaders have approved a major expansion and renovation project involving the west end of Sanford Stadium, the University of Georgia football team's home field.

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Morehouse College debate team scores top prize at Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association State Finals

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The Morehouse College debate team brought home their third consecutive state title win when they triumphed at the GPDA State Finals. 

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Georgia State receives $4.1M grant to combat Ebola virus

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A researcher at Georgia State University has received a $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug to combat the Ebola virus. 

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