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He stole the identity of a dead 8-year-old. Police want to know what he was hiding from.

The old man died as he lived — obscure and alone. On July 24, 2002, the 76-year-old snapped the locks on all the windows and doors in his apartment in a Cleveland suburb. He marked the date on his calendar and shut off the air conditioning. Then, as law enforcement officials later recounted, he …

Crime

Rey Martinez, Gwinnett’s first Hispanic mayor, talks discrimination, diversity, and supporting Trump

The Loganville restaurateur talks about his political ambitions and how he wants to be an inspiration for minorities<p>Photograph by Audra Melton<p>At the …

City Halls

A Georgia sperm bank, a troubled donor, and the secretive business of babymaking

When customers of Xytex uncovered the truth about one of its sperm donors, the disclosure set off more than a dozen lawsuits—exposing an industry …

Molecular Biology

Black in Blue: Atlanta’s first African American police officers were vanguards of the civil rights movement

They weren’t allowed to patrol white neighborhoods or work in police headquarters. But in 1948, these officers brought community policing to Atlanta …

The Best True Crime Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 7th</b><p>True Crime and podcasts go together like peanut butter and (that wrongly incarcerated sh*t is my) jam! With the massive successes of <i>Serial</i>, <i>The Jinx</i>, <i>Making a Murderer</i>, and so many more, it’s clear that we have an insatiable appetite for all things true crime.<p>That means that …

Crime

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Little more than 70 years ago, Italians were the poverty-stricken immigrants from an “undesirable” country

More than 600,000 Italians who had immigrated to the U.S. were classified as “enemy aliens.” They were subject to curfew and property seizure; some …

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema.

Black History

These White People Profited Off Their Neighbor's Murder

After setting up a robbery that got a black woman wrongly imprisoned for murder, this duo opened their "Goat Castle" up to tourists in Jim Crow Mississippi.<p>Dick Dana began losing his mental bearings when he was a young man. But it took until 1917, when he was in his mid 40s, for Dana to be declared …

Oven Fried Tortellini

Oven fried tortellini is just another excuse to eat pasta, as if you needed one.<p><b>BAKE IT OFF: Calphalon Nonstick Bakeware, $30; …

11 Weight-Loss Drinks You Can Make at Home in No Time at All

If you're trying to lose weight, little things matter — especially what you're drinking. Soda, juice, and coffee-shop drinks can rack up hundreds of calories and tons of sugar in a day. While nothing beats water for helping the body stay energized and hydrated, these drink recipes all contain …

Weight Loss

Q&A: What does the US military do on the island of Guam?

HONOLULU (AP) — The small U.S. territory of Guam has become a focal point after North Korea's army threatened to use ballistic missiles to create an …

Treat Yo Self to these splurge-worthy dishes

It’s the holidays, so go ahead. In the wise words of Parks & Rec’s Tom and Donna, “Treat yo self!”<p>Some fitness fanatics might disagree, but I believe …

Want to get pregnant over-40? Meet the 'baby whisperer'

She’s known as ‘the Baby-Maker’; so named for her track record in helping women to get pregnant against the odds. Emma Cannon does not, she laughs, have <i>all</i> the answers but, having founded the Fertility Support Clinic in 2004, she has come to be relied upon for using a more natural approach to …

Pregnancy

Living in Andy Cohen’s America

The Season 7 “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion show took place in October in a theater in Westbury, N.Y. An elaborate living-room-looking thing had been constructed on a stage that would soon seat the five Housewives, complete with a leopard-print rug and zebra chairs, everything sparkling, …

The Devastating Effects of a 1940s 'Wonder Pill' Haunt Women Generations Later

DES was a form of synthetic estrogen marketed to women in the mid-20th century, and an estimated five to 10 million women took it while pregnant. The drug was later found to cause miscarriage and a rare form of vaginal cancer in girls.<p>In the throes of puberty,14-year-old Su Robotti had developed …

Stretch, Recover, Relax: This Is How to Handle a Rest Day

Best news ever! If you want to get stronger, you have to rest. Your muscles need time to repair themselves; this is when the strengthening actually happens. Stretching your worked muscles is really important on your chill days. Take 15 to 20 minutes to give your hard working body some TLC with this …

Workouts

Weddings Packages

Wedding Packages<p>We offer two wedding packages to make sure your special day is simply perfect. The rehearsal dinner, ceremony, private cocktail hour …

Where to find the best pancakes in Atlanta

Our restaurant critic’s picks for the fluffy brunch staple<p>Photograph by Tina Rowden.<p><b>Buttermilk Kitchen</b><br>Everything at this popular Roswell Road …

Breakfast

Potatoes Supreme Recipe

"This family favorite side-dish combines potatoes, cheese, and onions. For a different take, use cream of mushroom soup instead of chicken …

The Breaking Dead Theory

A fan theory has been going around lately that <i>Breaking Bad</i> is actually a prequel to <i>The Walking Dead</i>. People have noticed some crossover themes in the …

Why the movie that HBO's 'Westworld' is based on was way ahead of its time

From time to time since, I've remembered that visual of a robotic Yul Brynner roaming around the futuristic amusement park going on a killing spree. But watching the movie again on iTunes earlier this week, I pinpointed what my major fear was back then: helpless isolation.<p>The main character, Peter …

TV Series

6 Documentaries About Serial Killers That Will Make You Sh*t Your Pants

1 / 6<p>The Iceman Tapes, Dr. Park Dietz<p>Dr. Park Dietz is a forensic psychiatrist who has made a name for himself helping with cases of numerous …

Tone Your Entire Body With This 30-Minute Workout — It's Perfect For Beginners

You've got to start somewhere, and if you're new to the fit life, this strength training session is for you. Celeb trainer Lacey Stone created a workout that's suitable for all levels of fitness. The classic exercises are easy to follow if you're a beginner, and we offer ways to advance the …

Exercise

10 Disturbing Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Freddy Krueger’s metal fingernails and melted face might be scary, but he’s no match for some of the real-life people who have been featured in …

Top ten places to eat fried chicken in Atlanta

We count down the most crispy, juicy, mouth-watering morsels in the city.<p><b>1. Busy Bee Cafe</b><br>The fried chicken at this West End mainstay, in operation …

Cooking

Dear Mom, This Is Why I’m Addicted: A Letter from a Lost Daughter

The author died in 2014 at age 29 from endocarditis due to IV drug use with contaminated needles and related conditions—before the heroin problem was being treated like a national crisis.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p><i>Editor's note: The letter below, which has been</i> …

10 iMessage Apps to Download and Start Using With Your Friends ASAP

There are many new features to love about iOS 10: new emoji, deleting useless apps, and plenty more. The best part? Definitely playing around with all the new iMessage tricks that make texting silly and useful. While iMessage comes with a default set of features, you can download even more apps …

Apps