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 2021-10-21 20:40 

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Oklahoma GOP leaders upset over nonbinary birth certificate...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and other Republican leaders expressed outrage Thursday after learning the State Department of Health issued a birth certificate this year with a nonbinary gender designation....

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from "The Lion and the Mouse" to "The Sunday Outing," has died...

 2021-10-21 20:25 

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Charges dropped against longtime inmate in shaken baby case...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who has spent nearly two decades in prison on charges of killing a baby in her care could be released as soon as Thursday after new evidence in the "shaken baby syndrome" case led to charges being dropped....

 2021-10-21 20:20 

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EU summit loads pressure on Poland over rule of law...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pressured a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki Thursday to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making, hoping that dialogue will stave off a crisis in the bloc....

 2021-10-21 20:18 

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Minneapolis fugitive accused of sex trafficking arrested by FBI in Atlanta...

A fugitive from Minnesota charged with sex trafficking a minor has been arrested in Atlanta, the FBI said....

 2021-10-21 20:10 

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Judge won't bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection...

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexu...

 2021-10-21 20:02 

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Alabama man faces second execution date this year for killing...

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February is scheduled to be put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery....

 2021-10-21 19:51 

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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries...

"I swear by thunder that if I don't get what I'm asking for, I will put a bullet in the heads of these Americans," leader of the 400 Mawozo gang says in video....

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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House set to recommend contempt charges against Bannon...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is voting Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol ins...

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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UN: Excluding women from peace talks risks more conflict...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Increasingly vast military expenditures and "the extreme marginalization and exclusion" of women from peace negotiations are risking renewed conflicts instead of promoting peace and stability, the head of the U.N. agenc...

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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Woman charged in submarine spy case to remain locked up...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a plot to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country must remain behind bars after a judge on Thursday determined she was a flight risk and a danger to national security....

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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Man shoots and kills another man while pushing stroller in Forsyth Park...

A stroll in Forsyth Park took a deadly turn around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. One man is dead, and another man has been charged with murder....

 2021-10-21 19:41 

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Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday....

 2021-10-21 19:39 

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Hawks dedicate media room to Sekou Smith...

The Sekou Smith Press Room officially opened at State Farm Arena as the Hawks began the 2021-22 season on Thursday. The Hawks opened the season at home against the Mavericks....

 2021-10-21 19:35 

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Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability....

 2021-10-21 19:29 

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Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of U.S....

Expect a drier, warmer winter down South and a wetter winter up North, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday....

 2021-10-21 19:20 

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Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar...

MOSCOW (AP) — Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and ...

 2021-10-21 19:15 

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Trump plan for new media venture gets investors' thumbs up...

NEW YORK (AP) — Some investors aren't waiting to see if former President Donald Trump's plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality — they're all in....

 2021-10-21 19:11 

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Alabama pushes rebel monument case after Louisiana dismissal...

An Alabama prosecutor said Wednesday he had no plans to dismiss an indictment in an unusual ransom plot involving a stolen Confederate monument, despite a decision by prosecutors in Louisiana to drop related charges there....

 2021-10-21 19:10 

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DeKalb shooting suspect charged with murder of 67-year-old woman...

A man charged with murder in the killing of a 67-year-old Atlanta woman is now in jail, authorities said....

 2021-10-21 19:05 

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Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US...

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday....

 2021-10-21 19:05 

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Garca to start Game 6 of ALCS for Astros against Red Sox...

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Luis Garca will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line....

 2021-10-21 19:00 

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Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of 'Sound of Music' family, dies...

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie "The Sound of Music,...

 2021-10-21 18:55 

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Syria says it executed 24 for igniting deadly wildfires...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria has executed 24 people after convicting them on terrorism charges for igniting last year's devastating wildfires, leaving three people dead and burning thousands of hectares (acres) of forests, the Justice Ministry s...

 2021-10-21 18:55 

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Kanter's comments cause blackout of Celtics games in China...

Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics center Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetian independence....

 2021-10-21 18:54 

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Falcons' injury report: Harris, Hawkins return; Fowler still out...

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Safeties Erik Harris (calf) and Jaylinn Hawkins (illness) were back at practice during the open portion on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 18:51 

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Bear Alexander 're-commitment' lifts Georgia to No. 1 in recruiting...

ATHENS Thanks to the re-commitment of a former de-commit, the Georgia Bulldogs are back at the top spot in the national recruiting rankings....

 2021-10-21 18:50 

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Putin says new pipeline could quickly pump more gas to EU...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia could quickly boost natural gas supplies to the European Union once German regulators allow a new pipeline under the Baltic Sea to start operation....

 2021-10-21 18:50 

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Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone...

NEW YORK (AP) — A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution facility in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board as soon as Monday for authoriz...

 2021-10-21 18:45 

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Georgia high school graduation rates stay level in 2021...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's public high school graduation rate remained level in 2021, with the state Department of Education saying Thursday that 83.7% of seniors graduated on time in spring....

 2021-10-21 18:45 

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Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health ...

 2021-10-21 18:44 

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Falcons' Dean Pees: 'Waddle is premier wide receiver as a rookie'...

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees spoke to the media on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 18:43 

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Dutchtown project OK'd by Henry school board...

A $6.5 million bid for construction of a planned addition at Dutchtown High School was approved by the Henry County Board of Education at its Oct. 11 regular meeting. It is the first project to get underway under the latest E-SPLOST program which was appr...

 2021-10-21 18:42 

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Bundrige named top counselor in Henry...

Erin Bundrige has been named Counselor of the Year for Henry County Schools. She was selected by the Student Support Services Division and Counseling Department. Now serving students in grades 6-7 at Woodland Middle School, she began her Henry County care...

 2021-10-21 18:40 

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Stockbridge council considering new zoning map...

At its Oct. 11 regular meeting the Stockbridge City Council conducted a first reading and public hearing for the city's proposed new unified development code as well as its official zoning map. According to officials, the new UDC would include a numbe...

 2021-10-21 18:40 

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Staging contract approved for Henry graduations...

The Henry County Board of Education voted at its Oct. 11 regular meeting to approve a $175,855.84 contract with Southeast Staging Inc. to provide staging, audio, lighting and video services for the 2022 graduation ceremonies for the district's 10 high...

 2021-10-21 18:39 

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Henry school board approves 2022 meeting schedule...

Henry County Board of Education meetings will be convened on the same schedule in 2022 as they are now. The school board voted at its Oct. 11 regular meeting to approve the meeting calendar for next year, keeping each regular meeting on the second Monday ...

 2021-10-21 18:38 

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COVID plan scaled back in Henry schools...

Officials with the Henry County school district announced Oct. 15 that it was moving from Level 4 to Level 3 in its COVID mitigation program. Full details of Level 3 requirements can be found on the district's website, but perhaps the most noticeable ...

 2021-10-21 18:36 

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Fayette County restaurant inspection scores...

Fayette County...

 2021-10-21 18:30 

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Video shows paramedic kicking man at least 9 times before police arrived...

New video footage of a Dallas paramedic who made headlines after body cameras showed him striking a man reveals that he kicked the man at least nine times within two minutes as the man lay on the ground....

 2021-10-21 18:25 

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Well-rested Falcons head to Miami to face Dolphins...

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Most NFL teams who are chosen to play in London take the following week off, a perk that gives minds and bodies a needed break after enduring two intercontinental flights that come in the span of three or four days....

 2021-10-21 18:25 

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Iran awards scientific prize to 2 US-based physicists...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Thursday awarded a prestigious prize in the study of science and technology to two physicists based in the United States....

 2021-10-21 18:15 

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Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is imposing a sweeping new set of restrictions on the investments its officials can own, a response to questionable recent trades that forced two top Fed officials to resign....

 2021-10-21 18:15 

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Biden ties legislative agenda to MLK push for racial justice...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tied his legislative priorities on voting rights, police reform and climate change to Martin Luther King Jr.'s push for racial justice as he marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of the civi...

 2021-10-21 18:13 

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Weekend Predictions: Defeats for Falcons, Georgia Tech...

I blame Mark Stoops. The Kentucky coach upset the natural order of the point spread universe by not surrendering last weekend in Athens. Yeah, I know: Stoops was trying to improve his team, get his players repetitions and all the other stuff coaches say w...

 2021-10-21 18:13 

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Georgia RB Kendall Milton sidelined with knee injury...

Milton's injury is thought to be a sprain and won't require surgery. However, it will keep Milton sidelined for at least a couple of weeks....

 2021-10-21 18:11 

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Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks...

BERLIN (AP) — The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to "greenwash" their ongoing pollution of the planet....

 2021-10-21 18:10 

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Texts detail how Ohio regulator gave FirstEnergy inside help...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly surfaced texts between then-FirstEnergy Corp. executives detail a series of favors delivered to the company by Ohio's top utility regulator, a man under scrutiny in an ongoing federal corruption probe....

 2021-10-21 18:05 

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How your skin changes as you age, and what to do about it...

From age spots to wrinkles, skincare is about more than just vanity...

 2021-10-21 18:05 

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US: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worsening climate change requires that the United States do much more to track and protect refugees fleeing natural disasters, the Biden administration said in a series of grim assessments Thursday on the growing challenges facing ...

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