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    Maine's independent senator is among a group of lawmakers backing a bill that calls for the modernization of public health data systems. Sen. Angus King says the proposal would ensure accurate and timely information sharing to help protect residents from health threats like viruses and prescription drug abuse. He's joined by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia on the proposal. King says the bill is important because 'you can't make good policy without good data.' The bill would dedicate $100 million every year for the next five fiscal years to better public health data. The money would award grants to public health departments to improve data collection and analysis. It would also help develop public-private partnerships to expand and modernize systems.
  • Women representing Atlanta took home the Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen crowns Saturday night. Victoria Hill, a 20-year-old Reinhardt University student, won Miss Georgia. Hill, who competed as Miss Capital City, won talent and on-stage question awards in the preliminary stages of competition earlier this week. This was Hill’s second time competing for the crown; she was third runner-up in 2018’s pageant. Mary Wilhemina Hodges, a 14-year-old from Louisville, won Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen. Hodges, who competed as Miss Greater Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, also won talent and on-stage question awards during preliminaries. She also won on her second try, competing first in 2018 but not making the top 15 during the final night of competition that year.  TRENDING STORIES Detective: Video shows Lil Durk shooting gun while driving near The Varsity 7th American tourist dead in Dominican Republic while celebrating her birthday Passenger: I thought man playing flute in airport was André 3000 ... and then it WAS André 3000 Hill, a vocal performance student at Reinhardt, sang a classical aria for her talent, imbuing the performance with character and attitude.  Her social impact initiative is advocating for children in the foster care system. During Saturday’s competition she discussed working with a foster home for girls and seeing the impact mentorship has on them. She repeatedly expressed her wish for there to be more foster homes ready to take in children in Georgia, as many foster children are awaiting home placements. Hodges performed a high-energy tap routine to a remix of the classic song “Boogie Shoes.” Hodges stomped, spun and mugged for the camera through the fast-paced 90-second performance, showing impressive dance skill and immense personality.  Hodge’s social impact initiative is “Take Ten,” a program that encourages people to block out small periods of exercise throughout their day in order to get the 60 minutes of daily exercised recommended by many health professionals.  The runners-up to Miss Georgia were: Alexa Gilomen, Miss Cobb County, first runner-up Kelsey Hollis, Miss Warner Robins, second runner-up Holly Haynes, Miss Historic Buford, third runner-uo The runners-up to Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen were: Destiny Kluck, Miss Historic Buford’s Outstanding Teen, first runner-up Megan Wright, Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen, second runner-up Hope Fowler, Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, third runner-up Grace Gebara, Miss Northwest Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, fourth runner-up
  • Music artist T.I. is lending his voice to a project involving the late Martin Luther King Jr.'s home church in Atlanta. Ebenezer Baptist Church plans a three-day conference at the historic church in Atlanta to address mass incarcerations. The Rev. Raphael Warnock said in a statement that the End Mass Incarceration Conference will run Monday through Wednesday at the church. Warnock said goals of the conference include helping communities to fight the rise of the prison industrial complex in the United States and systems that unfairly imprison people of color. Ebenezer said T.I. will be participating in helping to bail out of jail dozens of poor and working-class citizens in the Atlanta area.
  • The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'All or Nothing Day' game were: 02-04-05-06-10-11-12-14-17-19-20-23 (two, four, five, six, ten, eleven, twelve, fourteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-three)
  • Some high-profile names are taking part this week in efforts highlighting criminal justice reform. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two of the five men exonerated in the 1989 brutal assault of a jogger in New York’s Central Park, and author and activist Michelle Alexander will be among speakers during a series of events on the criminal justice system at Ebenezer Baptist Church. They will join the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock and others as part of several days of events addressing the issue of ending mass incarceration. TODAY ON CHANNEL 2 AT 6: Their calls to end mass incarceration and what they did to help fathers on this Father's Day. Alexander is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” Rapper, actor and activist T.I. is scheduled to join Warnock for a press conference Sunday, June 16. Both are participating in a massive Freedom Day Bailout and expungement campaign during the End Mass Incarceration Conference that will be held Monday through Wednesday. The stories of Salaam and Santana, who both live in metro Atlanta,  were told as part of the highly acclaimed Netflix miniseries “When They See Us.” The men accused in the crime became known as the Central Park Five. In an emotional interview complementing the miniseries,  Oprah Winfrey later renamed them “The Exonerated Five.” The five men, who were teens at the time, always maintained their innocence and said their confessions were coerced by authorities. They were cleared years later after another man, Matias Reyes, confessed to the crime and his DNA matched evidence found at the scene.  End Mass Incarceration, or EMI, grew out of work by faith and community leaders, families, and others affected by incarceration.   T.I., whose birth name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., along with actor Mark Ruffalo and comedian Chris Tucker, have made contributions to the week’s bailout efforts.  “Cash bail, or wealth-based detention, is one cog in the massive wheel and machinery of mass incarceration crushing poor people every day,” said Warnock in a press release. “We join with faith leaders and human rights activists from all across our nation to say “This must end.” Dozens of  people  will be bailed out of jails.  For the full schedule go to www.endingmassincarceration.com. Among the highlights:  7 p.m. Monday. Worship service with some of Central Park Five and civil rights Activist Michelle Alexander. 3 p.m. Wednesday. Juneteenth Celebration and Cookout for those released during the campaign and the community. 
  • The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 4 Midday' game were: 4-0-8-1 (four, zero, eight, one)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Georgia FIVE Midday' game were: 2-2-0-4-6 (two, two, zero, four, six)
  • The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Midday' game were: 2-1-6 (two, one, six)
  • The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled left-hander Cole Irvin and have activated right-hander Pat Neshek from the injured list. Irvin had been considered a candidate to start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, Irvin and Neshek will be available to pitch behind Vince Velasquez, who returns to a starting role after pitching in relief in his last nine appearances. Right-hander Edgar García and left-hander Ranger Suárez were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Irvin was 2-0 with a 2.44 ERA in eight games, all starts, for Lehigh Valley. He is 2-1 with a 5.48 ERA in four games with Philadelphia this season. Neshek was placed on the injured list on May 25 with a right shoulder strain. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports