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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE: The latest headlines are: Law firm accuses The Cosmopolitan of keeping $3.35 million - Worker injured at Falcons stadium construction site
July 01, 2015 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group
The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag.
July 01, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man bitten by shark on North Carolina Outer Banks is 7th this summer
A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state's coastal waters in less than three weeks.
July 01, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flo Rida, Jonathan Scott out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump
UPDATE: Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and HGTV "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from ...
July 01, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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California law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arrest
When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the...
July 01, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery
Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and p...
July 01, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out
The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion po...
July 01, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb County CEO found guilty of perjury, extortion charge
A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.
July 01, 2015 12:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
July 01, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care
UPDATE: Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law but pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on way...
July 01, 2015 04:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
A new superintendent has been named to run the maximum-security prison in New York where two killers escaped. He'll oversee a range of new security measures that close gaps exploited by the inmates...
July 01, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage
UPDATE: With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court dec...
July 01, 2015 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law
Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.
July 01, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high
UPDATE: The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.
July 01, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
UPDATE: Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government corre...
July 01, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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UN: At least 1,466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence
UPDATE: At least 1,466 Iraqis were killed by armed conflict in June, up more than 40 percent from the previous month as security forces suffered mounting casualties battling the Islamic State group...
July 01, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
UPDATE: Iran has met its commitments under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapo...
July 01, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maine governor backs Christie for president
Chris Christie won the endorsement Wednesday of Maine Gov. Paul LePage, the first Republican governor to announce a pick in the presidential race and an outspoken leader who called Christie "the re...
July 01, 2015 01:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Western Europe sweats - and enjoys - unusual heat wave
Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.
July 01, 2015 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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