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Here is Your AM Rundown with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:
- U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock wants to put a cap on the price of insulin nationwide. Warnock made a stop in Little Five Points Pharmacy to share his proposal, the Affordable Insulin Now Act, to keep costs to no more than $35 a month.
- MARTA Reach is up and running. The pilot program for the on-demand service kicked off on March 1 and runs through Aug. 31. A collaboration with Georgia Tech, MARTA Reach connects riders in three zones across the region to bus and rail service. The minds behind the program want to test how on-demand shuttles can be used to make travel easier and faster for passengers.
- The DeKalb County School District just announced it’s lifting its mandatory mask mandate, effective March 2. Per the CDC, the county’s COVID-19 community level is considered low.
- The FBI gave an update on its investigation into bomb threats targeting HBCUs. The agency said from Jan. 4 to Feb. 16, a total of 57 institutions across the country were targeted, including Spelman College. The FBI is investigating these cases as racially or ethnically motivated violent extremism and hate crimes.
ICYMI: Tyler Perry is going to college. Well, sort of. The filmmaker and media mogul was tapped to deliver Emory University’s spring commencement address. The ceremony will take place Monday, May 9. Full details here.
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