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A concert in Atlanta this week boasts an eclectic lineup of rap, R&B and gospel for a good cause.

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Kelly Price has had an extraordinary and long career, from being called "Little Mahalia" at age 9 to singing with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Notorious B.I.G. and releasing a pair of platinum-selling albums.

This week, she's putting on a show to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

George Clooney, plays the role of Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland."
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Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted.

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With Stevie Wonder singing "Lean on Me" and Usher and Blake Shelton joining for "Stand By Me," the message was clear: Americans were being asked to help those whose lives were upended by wind and rain.

Gas Shortages Reported Throughout Georgia

Sep 12, 2017
Georgia officials say there are reports of gas shortages throughout the state.
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If you head to a gas station to fill up there's a chance you could be out of luck, at least for the next few days.

Georgia officials say there are reports of gas shortages throughout the state.

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But Garrett Townsend, Georgia's spokesperson for AAA, explained: "There is no shortage of gasoline. In the system there's plenty of gas. It's just delayed in getting to its distribution point."

Townsend said the fuel outages are because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

The American Red Cross and other nonprofits, including The Salvation Army, have been collecting donations in the Atlanta area and sending relief to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and Louisiana.

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the American Red Cross to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. On Aug. 29, the two agencies started collecting donations in the sheriff’s headquarters and in the lobby of the DeKalb County Jail.

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To curb gas supply shortages, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has waived regulations for vehicles transporting fuel in Georgia and for those carrying hurricane relief supplies.

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