WABE's Week In Review: Fulton's DA calls for Special Grand Jury in Trump probe

Fulton County DA Fani Willis is investigating whether Donald Trump played a role in interfering with the 2020 election in Georgia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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The Georgia district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others attempted to interfere with the 2020 election in the state has asked for a special grand jury for the probe.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says several witnesses have refused to voluntarily cooperate with the investigation. At the center of the investigation is a phone call Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to “find 11,780 votes” that would allow Trump to win the state.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis poses for a photo at her office, Feb. 24, 2021 in Atlanta. Willis is investigating possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Med students study climate change as a health issue

Emory School of Medicine’s administration is making climate change a formal part of its curriculum. 

It’s the culmination of several years of student-led efforts to ensure Emory’s future doctors learn about the growing health impacts of a warming planet, because climate change doesn’t just bring hotter weather and more extreme storms. It also makes many health issues worse — issues doctors need to recognize and treat.

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Martha Dalton reported on the University System Georgia automatically categorizing employees as “smokers” through its healthcare benefits system, unless workers opt-out. The move could be costing unsuspecting employees thousands of dollars.

Lily Oppenheimer told us about services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Emil Moffatt had more on the hopes of Atlanta United fans and players on a return to glory for the once dominant soccer team.