Russ’s Recent Stories
Politics Jan 06Ossoff wins in Georgia, tipping Senate control to Democrats
Democrat Jon Ossoff wins election to U.S. Senate from Georgia, beating incumbent Sen. David Perdue.
Politics Jan 06Warnock wins Georgia Senate seat
Democrat Raphael Warnock won election to U.S. Senate from Georgia, beating incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Politics Jan 05Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control
Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority and, with it, control of the new Congress when Biden takes office in two weeks.
Politics Jan 01What to expect in Georgia’s special election for two key Senate seats
Here's a look at how two key Georgia elections pushed into 2021, who's running and what's at stake.
Politics Dec 31Sen. Perdue quarantines for virus exposure before high-stakes Georgia runoff
Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia's high-stakes Senate runoffs, after exposure to a campaign worker infected with the coronavirus.
Nation Nov 12Prosecutor reads racist messages by Ahmaud Arbery’s killer
Prosecutors in Georgia say the man who fatally shot a Black man, Ahmaud Arbery, had previously used racial slurs in text messages and on social media.
Economy Jul 31Rent and other monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off
The coronavirus pandemic is entering a new month, meaning Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry about paying their rent. Many who lost jobs months ago are already behind on payments.
Nation Jul 04As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side
Some statues of figures from America’s slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a…
Nation Jun 15WATCH: Family of Rayshard Brooks pleads for justice and change after Atlanta killing
The family of a black man killed in a scuffle with Atlanta police outside a fast food drive-through is pleading for nonviolent protests and policy changes to end future deaths in police custody.
Nation Jun 14Atlanta shooting, statues new focal points for protests
A makeshift memorial popped up Sunday at a fast-food restaurant where a black man was fatally shot by a white Atlanta police officer, one of the latest deaths of black men that have ignited a new wave of anti-racism protests…