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Delta Airlines says it's looking into allegations of discrimination after a known prankster posted a video saying he and a friend were removed from a flight departing London-Heathrow airport because they "spoke a different language."

The airlines' statement came Wednesday after Adam Saleh posted the video on Twitter.

Saleh told ABC News he was speaking to his mother on the phone, in Arabic, when a woman told a Delta crew member she felt unsafe.

Closer Look: Morehouse School Of Medicine; And More

Sep 16, 2016
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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Georgia Sen. Josh McKoon, left, who is sponsoring the "religious freedom" bill, talks to Sen. Mike Crane, right, in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol on the final day of the 2015 legislative session April 2, 2015, in Atlanta.
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A local franchise of AlphaGraphics in Suwanee refused to print wedding invitations for­ a same-sex couple looking to get married this summer.

Executives at AlphaGraphics' national headquarters quickly apologized and offered to print them for free.

The owner of the store didn’t really break any rules, according to Tanya Washington, a law professor at Georgia State.

“The printer has the legal right to adhere to his religious beliefs,” Washington says. 

StoryCorps Atlanta

Claudia Romero was a single mother when she came to this country to save some money. She left her young son with her sister in Mexico and hoped that she could return and buy a house.

But when Claudia got to America, she decided she wasn’t going back. She wanted education and a better life for her son, so she worked until she was able to bring him into the United States.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, Claudia told her son about her journey.  

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps booth.

A California man who was once offered a job by the Georgia Department of Public Health claims the agency withdrew the job offer because of his religious practices.

Dr. Eric Walsh has filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Georgia Department of Public Health. He is claiming discrimination.

A California man who was once offered a job by the Georgia Department of Public Health claims the agency withdrew the job offer because of his religious practices.

Dr. Eric Walsh has filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Georgia Department of Public Health. He is claiming discrimination.

An African-American woman who worked for the Georgia Republican Party is suing the state GOP, claiming she was discriminated against by her white colleagues, then fired for complaining about it.

According to the civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Qiana Keith worked as an assistant to state party chairman John Padget from June 2013 to March of this year.

During that time, Keith says in the lawsuit she was “repeatedly treated differently” than her white colleagues because of her race.

Faculty and staff members at the University of Georgia want to beef up the language in the school’s non-discrimination policy.

  The University Council has sent a recommendation to UGA president Jere Morehead to add the phrase “gender identity” to its non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy.

Management Information Systems professor Janine Aronson has worked at UGA for more than 20 years. When she came out as transgender several years ago, she says she got support from the administration, but she believes it is time to add the language to university policy.

Ga. House of Reps.

One of the most controversial bills considered by the state House this year is likely dead for the session. However, a companion bill in the Senate remains alive.

Critics of House Bill 1023, or The Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, say it would allow private business owners to cite their religious beliefs as a reason to deny service to gay customers.

Those who identify as lesbian or gay are more likely to face discrimination when it comes to renting a home  according to a first-of-its-kind report released this week by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The study involved 7,000 Internet posts for rental housing in 50 US cities, including Atlanta.

Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates)
Ga. General Assembly

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) introduced HB 427, which would bar Georgia's state government from discriminating based on sexual orientation in hiring and promotion.

It's not the first time Drenner has tried to pass the measure, but this year she has the backing of some leaders in the Republican House majority, including Judiciary Committee chairman Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs) and the committee's vice chairman, Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven).

Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance officially filed a housing discrimination complaint with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development against Wells Fargo.

The organization is accusing Wells Fargo of failing to maintain foreclosed properties in Latino and African American neighborhoods, including here in Atlanta.

Officials with the Housing Alliance say they have the evidence that proves Wells Fargo purposely neglected foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods.