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President Donald Trump is expected to decide today whether he will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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DACA, an Obama-era program, allows immigrants who came here illegally as children to live and work in the U.S. without being deported.

Ahead of that announcement, about 300 people rallied in downtown Atlanta on Monday to show their support for the program.


The Civic Center is headed for redevelopment.

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It’s part of a $31 million deal between the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Housing Authority.

Officials announced Thursday, the housing agency is buying the property from the city with plans to rebuild it as a dense, mixed-use development.

The project will also be mixed-income. The Atlanta Housing Authority is promising at least 30 percent of the housing on the site will be affordable.

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Qualifying is now over for Atlanta's November election. And one thing is already certain: there will be a lot of new faces at Atlanta City Hall.

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That's because, it's not just the Mayor's seat that's up for grabs. The Atlanta City Council president post is open too, and so are seven out of the 15 other positions on City Council.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens Saturday for its first Atlanta Falcons game. And there’s a lot of excitement around the new sports venue and its state-of-the-art design.


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But in the nearby neighborhoods, where Falcons owner Arthur Blank has promised to invest $22 million, the feelings are more mixed.

Melodii Peoples, for example, is a skeptic.

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New leadership is coming to the agency that oversees development of the Atlanta BeltLine.

The city announced today that Atlanta Beltline, Inc. President and CEO Paul Morris will step down.

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Morris joined the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. in 2013. In that time, the agency began expanding the trail by four miles on the east and west sides of the loop. It also started on new projects like an urban farm.