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Every weekday, hosts Amy Kiley,Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special – sometimes quirky – features.

More than 20 years ago, children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak and his friend Arthur Yorinks collaborated on a book. But they were both busy with other projects at the time, and they never bothered to get it published. Sendak died in 2012, but that decades-old collaboration, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, has been rediscovered.

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In a lawsuit, Georgia's ACLU is accusing Fulton County's Board of Registration and Elections of breaking state law.

But whether or not the board did is complicated.

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The Fulton Elections Board voted last Thursday to tweak certain precinct boundary lines and change some polling locations. The ACLU says the board didn't provide enough public notice before making the changes, and that violates state law.

Red Hot Housing Market Brings Supply Crunch

Jul 19, 2017
For Sale Sign in front of a Marietta home
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If you are looking to buy a house, it’s tough for many metro Atlanta home buyers right now.

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Realtors say a six-month inventory of homes for sale is about average. That's industry talk for how long the current number of existing houses for sale would last if no new houses were built.

In Atlanta right now, there's a three-month inventory, said Atlanta Realtors Association President Bill Rawlings. He said the market has just gotten weird.

Atlanta Board Of Education Looks Into Ethics Complaint

Jul 19, 2017
APS headquarters
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Atlanta's Board of Education is looking into an ethics complaint against one of its members, Leslie Grant. 

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On Tuesday, the Board of Education's Ethics Commission had its first meeting about the investigation, during which various witnesses were called to testify. But despite an earlier three-hour executive session, the commission still hasn't made a decision. 

Londoners may feel hot this summer, but historian Rosemary Ashton says it's nothing compared to what the city endured in 1858. That was the year of "The Great Stink" — when the Thames River, hot and filled with sewage, made life miserable for the residents of the city.

"It was continuously hot for two to three months with temperatures up into the 90s quite often," Ashton says. "The hottest recorded day up to that point in history was the 16th of June, 1858, when the temperature reached 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit, in the shade."