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'New' world's-oldest-person is a church-loving, Jamaican 117-year-old

The new oldest person in the world eats what she wants — but no pork and chicken. And the Jamaica-born 117-year-old abstains from what she called “rum and dem tings.”

Born in March 1900, Violet Mosses Brown once told a hometown newspaper that hard work, devotion to the Baptist church and respect for family, life and people in general have helped her live a long and happy life.

"Honor your mother and father so your days may be long," she said, quoting the Old Testament.

"I love the Church," Brown told The Gleaner.

Hailing from the same part of the island as Olympic champion Usain Bolt, Brown on Saturday became the world’s oldest person after the death of Emma Morano of Italy.


Atlanta just can't catch a break - I-20 west closed due to road bucking

UPDATE: I-20 West to reopen by noon Tuesday: 2-3 lanes expected to clear by rush hour Monday
Ellen Eldridge Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
3:27 p.m Monday, April 17, 2017 AJC Homepage

All lanes on I-20 West between Candler and Gresham roads in DeKalb County are closed after the highway buckled Monday, police said.

Two to three lanes should be open by 5 p.m. Monday, Georgia Department of Transportation officials said, but the damage isn’t expected to be repaired until noon Tuesday.

“Work was being performed in the area on behalf of Atlanta Gas Light,” said Melissa Clontz, a spokeswoman for the utility company.


And this happened this morning

Paul Manafort reportedly helping a Chinese billionaire navigate how to profit off of Trump's plans

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is reportedly guiding a Chinese billionaire on how to profit off of Trump's promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the Financial Times reports. Yan Jiehe, who founded the privately-owned Pacific Construction Group, described Manafort as "Trump's special envoy" and told the Financial Times that Manafort is helping him navigate how to secure construction contracts during Trump's upcoming infrastructure rollout.

"I will not seek out Trump. He will seek me out. In the entire world, I am definitely the most ideal privately owned unit to invest in construction. In the whole world, there's not another company equal to Pacific Construction," said Yan.

Manafort has come under fire recently following reports that he earned tens of millions of dollars secretly working for a Russian billionaire close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. A U.S. official told The Associated Press in March that Manafort is a "leading focus of the U.S. intelligence investigation of Trump's associates and Russia." He recently registered as a foreign agent at the prompting of the U.S. government.


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Georgia officials dismiss 89 cases linked to fired officers shown kicking, punching motorist

Days after two officers in suburban Atlanta were fired when videos surfaced showing them kicking and punching a motorist, authorities have reportedly dismissed nearly 90 cases involving the pair.

The Gwinnett County Solicitor said she is dropping all cases in which Robert McDonald or Michael Bongiovanni were either the principal officer or a necessary witness. Sixty-three cases were dismissed in Gwinnett County Recorder's Court and 26 in Gwinnett County State Court, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta.

All were misdemeanor or traffic offenses, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

McDonald and Bongiovanni were fired Thursday after videos emerged online showing a man being punched and kicked during a traffic stop, police said.



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