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Chatham County deputies indicted in Taser death of inmate

Authorities in Savannah have finally confirmed that a local artist was shocked to death in the Chatham County jail while strapped to a restraining chair. … 1,245 more words

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John Lewis: Take down Georgia's U.S. Capitol statue of Confederate V.P.

WASHINGTON — As the nation debates the placement of Confederate battle flags, Atlanta Democratic U.S. Rep. and civil rights legend John Lewis said it’s high time to take a look at the statues under the U.S. 689 more words

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After ATL incident, Hank Johnson wants to ban loaded guns at airports

WASHINGTON — In response to the recent perfectly legal brandishing of a loaded AR-15 in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, introduced a bill today to extend airport gun bans outside security. 347 more words

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State Medicaid chief says he's free to pursue waiver without lawmaker approval

In an interview with Andy Miller of Georgia Health News, state Medicaid chief Clyde Reese says the passage of H.B. 990 in 2014, requiring legislative approval to expand Medicaid, doesn’t restrict him from seeking a waiver from the program. 1,017 more words

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Buddy Carter, four House Democrats want anti-collision tech on big trucks

In response to the recent deadly crashes involving tractor trailers on I-16 leading to Savannah, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has joined Georgia’s four House Democrats in requesting new safety regulations for truck drivers. 1,206 more words

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Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination. 833 more words

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With Alabama and Arkansas, an 'SEC primary' takes its final shape

Next year’s “SEC primary” is taking final shape. On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval to legislation moving that state’s presidential nomination contest to March 1 – to match the same date set by Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. 1,067 more words

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