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First Slice 1/10/13: Atlanta pastor with history of anti-gay remarks to speak at Obama inauguration

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2. Politicos with an eye on the Atlanta mayor spot may have their work cut out for them, at least when it comes to fundraising. Mayor Kasim Reed, who says he plans to seek reelection when his seat comes up for a vote later this year, already has more than $1.2 million on hand to finance his campaign.

3. President re-elect Barack Obama is catching heat for scheduling a pastor with a history of anti-gay remarks to lead a prayer at his inauguration ceremony, again. Louie Giglio, a pastor at Passion City megachurch here in the ATL, will deliver the benediction while a much less controversial pick, Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of murder civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will lead the invocation.

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5. Albany State University handed back $3 million in donations from the Ray Charles Foundation after the university failed to make good on what the money was marked for, building a new performing arts center. Charles, who passed away in 2004, also gave $1 million to Morehouse College for a similar project, which the school later named after the singer.

6. Obligatory plug for our super-awesome-fun-time Fiction Contest party tonight. Be there. It's free.



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