Author: By ALAN BLINDER

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump – New York Times

GOOGLE NEWS Advertisement ATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his relatives sharply criticized President Trump on Monday over his outlook on race and its effect on the country nearly half a century after Dr. King’s death. “Our collective voice in this hour must always be louder than the voice of one who may speak sometimes representing these United States, whose words sometimes do not reflect that legacy of my father,” the Rev. Bernice King, Dr. King’s youngest child, said at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Addressing the congregation...

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Atlanta Mayoral Race Poised to Move to a Recount – New York Times

GOOGLE NEWS Advertisement ATLANTA — For the second time in eight years, the mayoralty of the South’s most influential city is likely to head to a recount. Fewer than 800 votes separated Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood after local officials tallied more than 92,000 ballots that were cast in a runoff election on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns. The margin was narrow enough that Ms. Norwood, seeking to become Atlanta’s first white mayor in more than 40 years, said she would ask for a recount. But Ms. Bottoms and her allies declared victory early Wednesday. “This has been...

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