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This weekend, women's health advocates celebrated the reopening of a Planned Parenthood facility in East Atlanta.

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The new location is a busy spot on Moreland Avenue with a lot of transportation access.

Planned Parenthood partnered with Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health to identify an area where the facility would have maximum impact.

Congressman John Lewis Visits Namesake School In Atlanta

Aug 1, 2017
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who represents Georgia's 5th Congressional District, joined some Atlanta students Tuesday for the first day of school -- at a school now named after him.

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Harper-Archer Middle School in northwest Atlanta is now officially John Lewis Invictus Academy.

"Well, it’s very moving. I never had any idea, any dream that one day a school would be named after me," Lewis said.

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Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con over the weekend.

About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march Saturday through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."

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Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis on Monday threw his support behind the woman seeking to become the nation's first female African-American governor, calling her bid an opportunity to make the state "a model for our nation."

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Lewis called state Rep. Stacey Abrams, who until recently led Georgia House Democrats, "the only leader" bidding to replace Republican Gov. Nathan Deal with "the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families."

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A man accused of threatening the staff of U.S. Rep. John Lewis has been deemed competent to stand trial.

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A report from the warden at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, indicates that Dante Antione Rosser is competent to stand trial and understands the nature of the legal proceedings, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman said Tuesday. Baverman had ordered a mental health evaluation during a hearing in March.

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