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New Haven’s Romeo Weems named 2019 Mr. Basketball

New Haven’s Romeo Weems became the 39th recipient of the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award. PHOTO: Jalen Morgan

DETROIT – When Romeo Weems entered New Haven High School in 2015 as one of the top freshmen in the country, there was a high possibility that he would also win the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award for the best boys senior basketball player

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Atlanta Contractor Accused of Bribing Lawyer at City Hall

An Atlanta businessman allegedly paid more than $40,000 in bribes to Atlanta attorney Adam Smith for three years while Smith was the chief procurement officer at City Hall, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday.

When federal agents engaged in an ongoing corruption investigation zeroed in on Smith in February 2017, Lohrasb “Jeff” Jaf

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Bill Would Prevent Landlord Retaliation in Georgia

Bill Would Prevent Landlord Retaliation in Georgia

Water leaks and sewage overflows. Rampant mold. Rat infestation.

Residents’ descriptions of such conditions in some Cobb County apartment complexes recently underscored the breadth of environmental hazards that tenants can face.

In Georgia, renters have the right to complain about unlivable conditions, and landlords have a legal duty to make

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Julian Castro Considers Direct Payments to African-Americans Over Slavery

Julian Castro Considers Direct Payments to African-Americans Over Slavery

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery – a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals.

“If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property,” the former Obama-era housing sec

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