Tony Bennett, right, lead teacher at the Sheltering Arms, an early education and family center in Atlanta, Ga. works with a group of Pre-K students Thursday, May 10, 2007. A study released by the Southern Education Foundation reported that the South is le
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According to a new report from and New America, sending your child to a daycare center for a year in Georgia costs, on average, more than one year of in-state tuition at a public college.

The Christian nonprofit City of Refuge, based in Atlanta's Westside, will receive $7.5 million in funding for emergency housing, job training, health services and youth development programs for Atlanta residents.
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Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola and the city of Atlanta announced a $7.5 million donation to a nonprofit that provides job training in Westside Atlanta.

The City of Refuge is a Christian organization that helps residents with jobs, youth development, emergency housing and health care access.

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy made the largest investment so far in the group's $25.5 million capital campaign.

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In 2008 and 2012 Fulton County mishandled ballots and its lists were missing thousands of registered voters’ names. The county has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties and in upgrading its election software, and officials are hoping this coming presidential election goes more smoothly than the last two.

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 11. Early voting in Fulton starts Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8.

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The Atlanta Botanical Garden has announced that Toughie, the last documented member of the Rabbs' fringe-limbed treefrog species, has died. He was estimated to be 12 years old.

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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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What can we learn about discrimination from Dr. Seuss? Or standards of living from the "Three Little Pigs?"

Plenty of children’s books teach morals and lessons, but those morals and lessons can teach children about something more: their human rights.

That’s the argument from Georgia State law professor Jonathan Todres, who co-authored the book “Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law” with Sarah Higinbotham, who teaches law and literature at Georgia Tech.

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NPR’s "Morning Edition" co-host Steve Inskeep spent Monday and Tuesday broadcasting from the WABE studios and listening to the voices of Georgia voters.

It was part of NPR’s “Divided States” project, which will sample voter attitudes in states where the presidential election is expected to be especially close.

In a conversation with WABE’s "Morning Edition" host Denis O’Hayer, Inskeep talked about the challenges media outlets like NPR face in covering this most unusual election.

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Tibetan-born, British artist Gonkar Gyatso just finished a residency at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.

And his work is currently on view there. In the exhibit, “Family Album,” Gyatso documents his family who reside in Tibet’s capital Lhasa. But the photographs look like images you’d find in a fashion magazine. Family members pose in a mix of their traditional ensembles, featuring elegant chubas passed down from generation to generation, and their work and everyday clothes, from Dior purses to soccer cleats.

A bust of Donald Trump at the Georgia Republican Party convention in Augusta.
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The Georgia state director for the Donald J. Trump campaign has resigned after his criminal past was revealed.

According to WSB-TV, Bibb County sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Phillips in 2008 on battery and felony criminal damage. Phillips pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing charges after admitting he destroyed one person's laptop and slashed another person's tires.

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Ryan Gravel made a name for himself by coming up with the idea of the Atlanta BeltLine. Now, he’s calling for a return to more grassroots involvement in the project.

In a letter to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership earlier this week, he and Nathaniel Smith resigned from the board of the organization, saying they’re worried it has not focused enough on equitable development and affordable housing.

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At a pavilion in Washington Park on Atlanta’s Westside, a DJ is setting up. Some people are getting a grill ready. It looks like the start of a neighborhood party.

In this case, though, the neighborhood no longer exists.

This is a reunion for anyone who ever lived at Herndon Homes, a public housing project that once stood a couple of miles from here, just north of where the Georgia Dome is now.

Voter approval of a ballot measure that would allow the state of Georgia to take over schools it deems “chronically failing” could be overturned after the November election. That's according to a class-action lawsuit backed by groups opposed to Gov. Nathan Deal’s education proposal. The suit says the wording of the measure is “misleading.”

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State lawmakers have launched an effort to help funnel money to Georgia’s rural hospitals through a state tax credit program.

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The Midtown skyline is one of the most recognizable representations of Atlanta. To the region's many commuters stuck in deadlocked daily morning traffic, it also may be one of the most frustrating.

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee project studies how bees are able to live in cities.
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Three Georgia Tech professors accepted a Golden Goose Award at the Library of Congress last Thursday. It's awarded to federally-funded research that seems silly but has a significant impact.

In 1988, Georgia Tech professors began research on how bees collect nectar as a colony by tracking 4,000 honeybees.

Last week saw a spike in reports of protests on Atlanta area high school campuses. Students are participating in a sit-in in Fulton County schools, DeKalb athletes are threatening to take a knee at football games and Gwinnett students are skipping class to join prayer circles – all protesting racial inequality and incidents of police violence.

So far, school officials appear to be treading carefully. DeKalb and Fulton County's school systems say they support students' political expression as long as it's not disruptive.

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Beyoncé honored a late Atlanta rapper at the Georgia Dome on Monday.

During a moment of the pop star's Formation World Tour, Beyoncé and her backup dancers danced to a remix of the singer's "Diva" and rapper Shawty Lo's popular song "Dey Know."

Shawty Lo's Twitter then tweeted "Thank you @ Beyonce #longlivelo."

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.
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Monday night’s debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump gave fact-checkers a new trove of claims to examine.

But on the eve of the debate, WABE "Morning Edition" host Denis O’Hayer explored some of their statements before they took the stage, in a conversation with Jim Tharpe. He is the editor of PolitiFact Georgia, which appears in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on

Former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn speaks during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
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National security and the fight against terror were two of the subjects that provoked some sharp exchanges in Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

He charged that, as Secretary of State, she didn’t do enough to stop the growth of the so-called Islamic State; she blasted his complimentary statements about Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying it shows he doesn’t understand the kinds of threats facing the U.S.

Voters cast ballots at a polling site Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Atlanta.
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Ballot language can be confusing.

Too confusing, alleged lawyers Tuesday, who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Georgia. The lawyers alleged that ballot language describing a proposed constitutional amendment is misleading. That amendment, commonly known as the Opportunity School Districts Amendment, or Amendment One, would give the state more control over public schools.

But is the ballot language really that confusing, and if so, why?

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior reporter Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox talk about reported cases of Legionnaires' disease associated with employees of Lockheed Martin in Marietta.

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When Sonny Helmer was growing up in the frigid Minnesota winters, he played and dreamed of hot jazz. A Naval ROTC scholarship landed him in sunny California where things really began to take off.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, the now 85-year-old told friend Norah MacLeod about some candid times from Hollywood Boulevard to Bourbon Street.  

In a special web-extra. Sonny recalls a time where he was hired – and tricked – by the one and only Jackie Gleason in Miami.

Taz Anderson, former Georgia Tech football player and Atlanta real estate giant, died Sept. 26 at 77 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Anderson was born in Savannah on Nov. 15, 1938. He went on to play fullback at Georgia Tech, being named All-SEC in 1959.

Anderson suited up for 62 games in the National Football League, including a stint with the first Falcons team in 1966.

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate.

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.
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Monday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton face each other onstage for the first time in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election.

The debate takes place at Hofstra University in New York, and will have six 15-minute segments, focusing on "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity" and "Securing America."

4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

After a successful test run in Atlanta, Uber is expanding Real-Time ID Check, a new security feature, which uses Microsoft Cognitive Services to match photos, to cities across the U.S.
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Uber drivers now have a new job responsibility: taking selfies.

After a successful pilot program in Atlanta, the ride-hailing company is now requiring all U.S.-based drivers to upload selfies to verify their identity.

If there's no match, their driver account gets blocked.

There have been a couple of incidents in Atlanta over the past year where customers said they were robbed or assaulted by Uber drivers or people claiming to be Uber drivers.

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Thurgood Marshall’s career took him from back-alley Baltimore to Howard University law school to his fight for equality in the South, and all the way to a seat on the highest court in the land. His story now is taking the stage at Theatrical Outfit in a one-man show called “Thurgood.”

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Atlanta School Board chair Courtney English has officially declared his intent to run for Atlanta City Council post 1 at-large, a seat currently held by longtime councilman Michael Julian Bond. English filed documents with the city of Atlanta last Thursday declaring his intent.