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TIME'S UP CEO and President Lisa Borders Steps Down

Lisa Borders, the president and CEO of the organization Time's Up, is stepping down from the role.
She announced the decision Monday on Twitter, citing a family conflict that needed her attention.

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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says his department will stop serving "no knock" search warrants, weeks after a raid on a house left two married suspects dead and five officers injured. Acevedo also reiterated that the officer who led that raid may face criminal charges.

"The no-knock warrant's going to go away, kind of like leaded gasoline in our city," Acevedo said. He added that raids that stem from those warrants would only be used in very limited cases — and that they would not be used to nab people suspected of dealing small amounts of drugs.

The beleaguered USA Gymnastics has named a new President and CEO — its fourth in two years — as the sport's governing body battles criticism that it ignored and even enabled widespread sex abuse by former doctor Larry Nassar.

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Stephanie Guilloud of Project South speaks at a rally against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency for border wall funding.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Republican leaders appear to support President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to justify spending on his wall. but what if some of the money he wants comes from projects on military bases here in our state?  


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A Democrat-led U.S. House subcommittee dealing with elections heard testimony on voting rights in Georgia Tuesday. 

The "Field Hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration in Georgia" met at the Carter Center, and featured testimony from the ACLU of Georgia, a Fulton County voter and former gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, among others. 


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In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisis in Virginia shows dressing up in blackface did not.

A poll published by "The Washington Post" has Virginians split over whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign after a photo from his 1984 Medical School yearbook surfaced. It shows a character in blackface next to a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Last week, a Pew Research Center poll found about 34 percent of all Americans say, "Dressing up in blackface is always or sometimes acceptable for a Halloween costume." 


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The city of Atlanta will no longer ask how much applicants made at their former jobs when hiring employees.

Last week, mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the question was removed from job applications for city positions in order to level the playing field.

In an interview with WSB-TV, Bottoms said the move isn't meant to specifically target one group of applicants, but the entire potential workforce of the city.

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