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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama waves as he walks out to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base. Obama is touting strides in reducing homelessness among military veterans as his administration reaches the halfway point in building a massive database on veterans' health. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Veterans react well to President Obama’s speech

It was a packed house at the Hyatt Regency in downtown.  They came to hear President Obama and they weren't disappointed. The President was addressing the Disabled Americans Veterans convention and found himself speaking to a friendly audience. "I think it was great," says Sergeant Charles DuPar, who came to ...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was 27 and living in a condo at Colony Square when the 1996 Centennial Olympics came to Atlanta.

Mayor Reed: 'Energy pulsed' through Atlanta during 1996 Olympics

Kasim Reed was 27 and living in a condo at Colony Square when the 1996 Centennial Olympics came to Atlanta. "It was a moment," Mayor Reed says.  "I think there are times in life when you know that you are part of something special that probably won't happen again." Reed ...

WSB's Mark McKay was working for CNN, covering the 1996 Olympic Games when the bomb when off at Centennial Olympic Park.

WSB's Mark McKay 'jolted' by aftermath of Centennial Olympic Park bombing

He was working for CNN, covering the Centennial Olympic Games along with hundreds of other reporters who were in Atlanta. It was July 27, 1996 and Mark McKay was walking through the AT&T; Global Village when the bomb went off. "My first instinct was 'Wow, pyrotechnics.  That's a heck of ...

Former congressman and UN ambassador Andrew Young traveled around the world prior to 1996 to find investors for the Atlanta Olympic Games.

Andrew Young instrumental in bringing 1996 Olympics to Atlanta

Civil rights veteran Andrew Young knew long before Atlanta got the bid for the 1996 Summer Olympics. "That was my idea for running for Mayor," Young says. "I went to the University of Chicago for Jesse Jackson's graduation and they had a book in the bookstore, "Cities and the Wealth ...

Billy Payne, former president of Atlanta's 1996 Olympic bid, says city leaders "set out to make friends" with the 90 members of the International Olympic Committee.

Former Atlanta Olympics CEO: "We set out to make friends"

Billy Payne was exhausted when the decision was made about which city would get the 1996 Centennial Olympics. "I was so physically exhausted," Payne, former president of Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic bid, tells WSB. "After 2 1/2 years, flying around the world to more than 100 countries and being out of ...

About 100 people representing countries from around the world gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to express their outrage over the recent Supreme Court inaction which invalidates the president's plan concerning immigration and deportation. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Deportation protest leads to arrests

It was peaceful until the last few minutes Two men were arrested during a demonstration against deportations, after they chained themselves to the middle of a major intersection. "ICE, ICE, ICE, dismantle ICE!" That was the chant by protestors who demonstrated in downtown Atlanta Monday.  They were expressing their outrage ...

Religious leaders, LGBT community show solidarity

It was a show of solidarity in the wake of the Orlando massacre. Representatives of religions from all across Fulton County came together with members of the LGBT community to show support for each other. They met at the al Farooq Masjid, the gold domed Mosque located along 14th Street. ...

Donald Trump makes campaign stop in Atlanta

Advice from law enforcement was simple: avoid Peachtree Street Wednesday morning. Donald Trump is speaking at the Fox Theater. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee kicked off a campaign rally at the Fox in Midtown around 1 pm ET on June 15. Doors opened at 9 am ET. Trump’s last stop ...

Camila Wright and Shahriar Zolfaghari (Credit: Facebook)

Wife of slain Lyft driver: "We are broken"

She met with the press, emotional and fighting tears, but resolute in her determination. "This is not right.  It's so wrong," Camila Wright said outside of her home in Mabelton.  "Zoya will not remember him, except for the pictures we can share and the stories." Wright's husband of three year, ...

Long Sentence for teenage cobb child molester

It was a particularly horrible case of child molestation and it ended with the defendant getting a long prison sentence and the victim living out of state, trying to recover. David Elijah Rhodes is now 20, and was sentenced for acts committed when he was a teenager in Cobb County. ...