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WASHINGTON — After months of watching from the sidelines as the coronavirus crisis worsened, President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in office Thursday to try to assert control over the nation’s pandemic response. He signed 10 executive orders, including directives to boost the production of vaccines, ensure they reach hard-hit communities and set up more locations where ...

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WASHINGTON — When Lisa Benton-Short biked to work, before the coronavirus forced her to teach from home, she always tried to cross the National Mall near the Washington Monument. The path curves upward toward the base of the obelisk, and at the crest she can see the anchors of American democracy in almost all directions — the U.S. Capitol to the east, the Lincoln Memorial to the west and the ...

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Jan. 13—WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives is voting on whether to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time for allegedly inciting last week's deadly Capitol siege. The resolution is expected to pass in a bipartisan vote, with several Republican lawmakers having said they will join Democrats in voting for impeachment. Trump would become the first ...

As the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff declared victory Wednesday morning in Georgia’s Senate runoffs, Democrats were jubilant, hailing their get-out-the-vote efforts as key to their success. Both Ossoff and Warnock posted strong showings in Cobb County, winning the county with 55% and 5…

President Trump vowed to "never concede" at a gathering of his supporters in Washington, leading to an extraordinary protest of the final ratification by Congress of Joe Biden's electoral college victory, claiming that the peaceful transfer of power in 13 days amounts to "the country being d…

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court suspended state Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer with pay Wednesday after the former Georgia lawmaker was charged with misconduct.

At polling places across Cobb County, election workers readied barricades and waiting areas to prepare for the possibility of record Election Day turnout — and with it, hourslong lines — for Georgia’s doubleheader of Senate runoffs.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump demanded that Georgia’s top election official help him “find” enough votes to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, according to a phone recording made public Sunday that pointed to a brazen new chapter in the president’s attempt to overturn his election defeat. In an hourlong phone call Saturday, reported Sunday by The Washington Post ...

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As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 350,000 Sunday, President Trump claimed the country's fatality count toll was "far exaggerated," an assertion that was quickly refuted by the nation's top infectious-diseases expert. "The deaths are real deaths," Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an ABC interview. "That's not fake." Trump also suggested Sunday on Twitter that states, not the federal ...

It was bill-wrangling season in the state legislature, and Gov. Brian Kemp was visiting Germany to talk economic ties when word came that the virus spreading from China into Europe could pose a serious threat for Georgia.

Legislation the General Assembly passed this year covering a wide range of subjects from health care to law enforcement to Georgia’s foster care system will take effect with the new year.

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ATLANTA – Two Georgia men have pleaded guilty for taking part in a wide-ranging tax scheme involving the sale of fraudulent syndicated conservation easement (SCE) tax shelters. According to federal court documents, Stein Agee of Canton and Corey Agee of Atlanta, partners at a Sandy Springs accounting firm, promoted fraudulent tax shelters between at least […]