First Slice 7-17-17: Killer Mike gets his own damn day

Plus: Wi-Fi at the airport really sucks

Tuesday July 18, 2017 02:45 pm EDT

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In case you missed it: Atlanta declared yesterday Killer Mike Render Day, in honor of the Run the Jewels rapper, entrepreneur and activist who does the most for his city.

On Monday, Atlanta City Council took an important first step toward curbing chronic homelessness, and approved a $26 million bond commitment. One of the city's goals is to buy or renovate 500 housing units for people who need a permanent home.

Do better: A recent survey found that the free Wi-Fi at our local airport just the busiest in the world is slow as shit.

Ding dong, the witch is dead for now: Two more Republican senators announced last night they would not vote for the current GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act effectively killing the legislation. Now Mitch McConnell wants to vote on simply repealing the ACA and replacing it later.

Every day should be World Emoji Day: Apple is bringing a slew of new emojis, including t-rex, yoga master, woman in headscarf and "mind-blown," to an iPhone near you.

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