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A group of teenage boys from New York is in Atlanta this summer, planting flowers and weeding gardens. They’re interns with a Nature Conservancy program called LEAF, which pays high schoolers to work on conservation projects.

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Atlanta Public Schools accepted a $16.4 million grant today to encourage "STEM" education on the city's Westside through the Westside Future Fund.

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The target neighborhoods are English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center.

The Westside Future Fund is a nonprofit organization with the mission of helping the quality of life in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods.

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Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015, more same-sex couples have appeared in mainstream wedding publications, and more wedding guides curated for same-sex couples have been published.

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Kirsten Palladino is well-versed in all things weddings. In 2010, she and her wife founded the online publication Equally Wed to highlight LGBTQ weddings and cover related topics.

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve.

Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the costs of their special education programs.

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