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On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that would benefit farmers nationwide and cut back on the country’s food stamp program. The president compared the bill to “a Swiss Army knife,” because it will “help boost jobs, innovation, research and conservation.”
Facing the latest in a string of legal battles with her brothers, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is seeking to portray herself as the true heir to her father’s legacy. Bernice King has been outspoken this week in her opposition to what she said is a plan by her brothers, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, to sell their father’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and personal traveling Bible. Bernice has possession of both items, and her brothers asked a judge last week to order her to turn them over.
Witnesses have recounted how a Florida man fired at an SUV outside a Jacksonville convenience store, killing a teen, following an argument over loud music. More witnesses and police officers will take the stand Friday in 47-year-old Michael Dunn’s first-degree murder trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012.
After hosting a star-studded event in Las Vegas last year, Steve Harvey is bringing his 12th annual Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta for the first time. The awards weekend, which recognizes community leaders and local organizations making a difference, will take place Aug. 7-10 and includes several events, such as comedy shows, parties, tournaments and more.