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Monday, July 14, 2014

First Slice 7/14/14: Dear KKK, maybe you should reconsider intown Atlanta recruitment effort

Some Ku Klux Klan members - or maybe the organization's interns - have been leaving fliers in intown neighborhoods promoting the tech startup hate group's views and neighborhood watch (!). Great market research, KKK.

Atlanta Police arrested the driver of a party bus early on Sunday morning for driving under the influence after they say he crashed into a utility pole and another car. If we can't trust the party bus drivers, who can we trust?!?

The New Yorker's Rachel Aviv delves into the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal with a focus on Parks Middle School in the Pittsburgh neighborhood. She notes that even after that depressing episode in the city's history, "the stakes for testing in Georgia have escalated."

Last week, federal officials clawed back more than $40 million in funding awarded many years ago to build a commuter rail line. Transit advocates aren't crying many tears about the move, which has been threatened for some time. But the decision underscores how state officials have barely focused on building rail, even when funding has been available. (While we're talking about transit: Has anyone used that new website aimed at helping riders plan trips on metro Atlanta's various transit agencies?)

At least one Georgia charity has been asked to provide relief to Central American immigrants who have arrived at the U.S. border.

Hey, you! Did you lose your GoPro while tubing in Helen, Ga.? Someone found the camera and wants to give it back.

We bet your dad never planted a flag in the desert to help you fulfill your dreams of becoming princess, hmmmm?

I still got invited to high-profile parties and the occasional orgy, but the invitations weren’t what they used to be. My power was definitely on the decline.”

And finally, congrats, Germany, and adios, 2014 World Cup. What the hell was with that pitch invader?

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