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 2021-10-22 15:20 

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Son dead, father wounded, after struggle over gun in Georgia...

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A gun went off and wounded a 73-year-old man while he and his son struggled for it outside a Georgia police and fire station, and the son then fatally shot himself....

 2021-10-22 15:20 

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US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in governmen...

 2021-10-22 15:15 

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Administration makes final pitch to block Texas abortion law...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration, in its final pitch to block Texas' ban on most abortions, is warning the Supreme Court that none of its decisions would be safe if it allows the state law to remain in force....

 2021-10-22 15:15 

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Biden, top Dems strategize; Pelosi says deal 'very possible'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Congress' top two Democrats strategized Friday trying to wrap up their giant domestic legislation, as the party continued scaling back the measure and determining ways to pay for it after months of deadl...

 2021-10-22 15:11 

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Georgia to spend $3.6 million on new Interstate 16 bridge at crash site...

Georgia highway officials have awarded a $3.58 million contract to replace an Interstate 16 bridge that was demolished after a truck hit it in July....

 2021-10-22 15:10 

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Georgia pastor indicted on COVID-19 relief fraud charges...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia pastor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to stealing thousands of dollars in COVID-19 assistance funds and using some of the money to buy a luxury car....

 2021-10-22 15:05 

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Report: Foreign aid lost in Syria exchange rate distortions...

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has used distorted exchange rates to divert at least $100 million in international aid to its coffers in the past two years, according to new research....

 2021-10-22 15:05 

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Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the...

 2021-10-22 14:56 

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Emotions, and Midori, dominate at Symphony Hall...

On Thursday at Symphony Hall, under the baton of guest conductor Juanjo Meja, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra opened with James Lee III's "Sukkot Through Orion's Nebula" from 2011. After a blaring fanfare — commemoration, Lee notes in...

 2021-10-22 14:49 

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Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found...

Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Frid...

 2021-10-22 14:47 

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In a first, developer pitches Gwinnett extended-stay hotel as affordable housing...

Apartment-seekers in Peachtree Corners may soon be able to live in a former hotel — without fresh linen or room service delivered to their doors....

 2021-10-22 14:46 

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Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'...

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's Serb police on Friday held an "anti-terrorist" drill just outside the capital Sarajevo in a move seen by many as another provocation by the country's separatist leadership....

 2021-10-22 14:45 

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Georgia to spend $3.6M on new I-16 bridge at crash site...

SOPERTON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia highway officials have awarded a $3.58 million contract to replace an Interstate 16 bridge that was demolished after a truck hit it in July....

 2021-10-22 14:40 

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Stocks edge higher as major indexes head for weekly gains...

Stocks edged higher in morning trading on Wall Street Friday and are on track for their third straight week of gains....

 2021-10-22 14:39 

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DeKalb judge dismisses attempt to restore Decatur Confederate monument...

A DeKalb County judge has dismissed a Confederate group's lawsuit seeking to restore a Lost Cause monument to the downtown Decatur square....

 2021-10-22 14:36 

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Expecting change without changing equals insanity...

Christian writer Patricia Holbrook of Soaring with Him...

 2021-10-22 14:30 

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Israel accuses Palestinian rights groups of terrorism...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Friday declared six prominent Palestinian human rights groups to be terrorist organizations, saying they were secretly linked to a left-wing militant movement....

 2021-10-22 14:25 

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Islamists rally in eastern Pakistan for release of leader...

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists launched their "long march...

 2021-10-22 14:22 

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'There are more victims,' GBI says after ex-teacher charged with sexual assault...

Roswell police have asked for the GBI's help after their investigation into a sexual assault at a Fulton County charter school uncovered more potential victims....

 2021-10-22 14:06 

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Kremlin wall 'tooth' broken by collapsing scaffolding...

MOSCOW (AP) — Falling scaffolding broke off one of the "teeth" on the top of the Kremlin wall on Friday, prompting Russian authorities to seal off Red Square....

 2021-10-22 14:01 

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Stocks off to a mixed start; S&P 500 headed for weekly gain...

Stocks are off to a mixed start Friday on Wall Street. The S&P 500, which notched a record high a day earlier, is still on track for its third weekly gain in a row. The benchmark index was little changed in the early going, while the Dow Jones Industrial ...

 2021-10-22 13:58 

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Class 7A blog: 3 games likely will settle region titles...

Three games tonight in Class 7A likely will decide region titles....

 2021-10-22 13:55 

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Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst...

NEW YORK (AP) — Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged in suburban New York City with the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who vanished in 1982, authorities confirmed Friday....

 2021-10-22 13:54 

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids...

Kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group....

 2021-10-22 13:53 

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4 common sleep myths debunked...

There are many myths you may believe about sleep. Here are four of them, debunked....

 2021-10-22 13:52 

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Close to home: Unusual getaways near Atlanta...

Shake off the corona-rut at one of Georgia's unique destinations...

 2021-10-22 13:47 

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These Hawks demand your attention again...

A night during which the Braves were attempting and so robustly failing to nail down an invitation to the World Series may not be the best time to try to draw a huge crowd to the gym. After all, Atlanta's capacity for winning is sorely strained these ...

 2021-10-22 13:46 

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4 shot to death in Tacoma, Washington neighborhood; suspects at large...

Four people are dead after a shooting in a Tacoma, Washington neighborhood, and the suspect or suspects remain at large as of Friday morning, according to reports....

 2021-10-22 13:45 

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Stocks off to a mixed start; S&P 500 headed for weekly gain...

Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Friday. The S&P 500, which notched a record high a day earlier, is still on track for its third weekly gain in a row. The benchmark index was little changed in the early going, while the Dow Jones Industrial ...

 2021-10-22 13:15 

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American Express profits jump, as travel, dining normalizes...

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express saw its profits surge last quarter by 70%, the company said Friday, as Americans and companies pulled out their cards to start traveling, dining out and entertaining as they had done before the pandemic....

 2021-10-22 13:06 

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Militant group ends hunger strike in Israeli prisons...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian militant group called off a hunger strike among dozens of prisoners held by Israel after nine days on Friday, saying its demands had been met. An Israeli official denied the claim....

 2021-10-22 13:00 

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US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China's ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care...

 2021-10-22 12:50 

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Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe's lowest shares of vaccinated people....

 2021-10-22 12:46 

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Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laudrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country...

 2021-10-22 12:40 

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'Equal chances': World Cup skiing has balanced schedule...

SLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years....

 2021-10-22 12:29 

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It may not be 1980, but Out Front Theatre believes 'Xanadu' is right for the times...

Sometimes, a classic theater production feels like the absolute right play at the right moment. Other times, a mirror ball and roller skates can do the trick. After a 19-month break from live theatrical performances, Out Front Theatre Company knew it need...

 2021-10-22 12:25 

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Nigerian official says new leader of IS-linked group killed...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces have killed the new leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries, a senior security official said on Friday....

 2021-10-22 12:25 

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Chinese tax agency investigating high-profile developer...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government said Friday it is investigating possible tax evasion by a subsidiary of high-profile real estate developer SOHO China Ltd., the target of an aborted takeover attempt this year by Blackstone Group....

 2021-10-22 12:25 

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun that killed cinematographer...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened....

 2021-10-22 12:23 

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High-risk vs. low-risk Halloween ideas...

Mayo Clinic offers advice on traditions like trick-or-treating...

 2021-10-22 12:15 

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EU summit gives Merkel big sendoff even if she might return...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Angela Merkel is still German Chancellor and might be still when EU leaders meet again, yet they gave her a farewell party at Friday's EU summit....

 2021-10-22 12:07 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned garbage truck blocking lanes on DeKalb highway...

Multiple lanes of a busy DeKalb County highway are blocked Friday morning while authorities deal with a smelly situation....

 2021-10-22 12:06 

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China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments...

China on Friday said there is "no room" for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defending the island if it is attacked....

 2021-10-22 12:05 

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Dozens missing in Nepal as floods, mudslides kill over 100...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Friday searched for dozens of people missing in this week's heavy rains, floods and landslides, as survivors complained they were yet to receive any government help....

 2021-10-22 12:00 

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'High road?' Why Herschel Walker is trying a different GOP approach in Georgia...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has avoided taking stances on many of the divides that could shape next year's race against U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock next year, and the few policy statements he's issued seem aimed at healing parti...

 2021-10-22 12:00 

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As Georgia faces labor shortage, lawmakers consider solutions from immigrant advocates...

In Georgia and throughout the country, the pace of the post-COVID economic recovery has been slowed by a persistent challenge: labor shortages....

 2021-10-22 12:00 

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Keion White waiting for opportunity to play...

The debut of Georgia Tech defensive end Keion White is coming, but perhaps not in Saturday's game at Virginia....

 2021-10-22 11:56 

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Metropolitan Opera's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' makes movie debut Saturday...

The feeling of isolation, even when surrounded by a community and a family that loves you, resonated with Grammy-winning jazz musician Terence Blanchard when he read Charles Blow's memoir, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."...

 2021-10-22 11:56 

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$1.9M Colonial Williamsburg-style home has character and modern appeal...

Don't let this Atlanta home being built in 1964 fool you. It has a good mix of midcentury charm and 2021 updates....

 2021-10-22 11:55 

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids...

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children....

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