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ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man authorities say fatally shot an Atlanta rapper at a recording studio last year.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that 29-year-old Vinson Hardimon, known as rapper Young Vito, was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

A trial date has not been set.

Police say Hardimon shot and killed 24-year-old Mario Hamilton, known as rapper Slim Dunkin, on Dec. 16 at an Atlanta recording studio.

Authorities say Hardimon was waiting for his turn in the recording booth before punching Hamilton. The fight ended with Hamilton shot in the chest. He later died at a hospital.

Hardimon later turned himself in to authorities.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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