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Pence breaks tie as Senate confirms DeVos for Education post

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

February 07, 2017 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Top of the wires

Trump's church politics idea has wide reach, beyond GOP base

February 07, 2017 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Mary Tyler Moore dies at age 80

January 25, 2017 | | Top of the wires

Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

January 20, 2017 | | Top of the wires

Religious bills aren’t on Georgia GOP leaders’ priority list

ATLANTA - Republicans at the helm of Georgia's General Assembly aren't including "religious liberty" legislation among their top priorities for the coming session, shifting away from the issue that has prompted accusations of discrimination and fears of economic damage in past years. But they may not be able to head off all discussion when the legislative session begins on Monday.

January 05, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Top of the wires

Harris appeals conviction in hot car death of his son

January 04, 2017 | | Top of the wires

Georgia jobless rate rose to 5.3 percent in November

December 15, 2016 | | Top of the wires

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

December 08, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Thousands evacuated as wildfires spread in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as they fled from wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky Mountains.

November 29, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Trump taps Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price to head Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future participants.

November 29, 2016 | By Julie Pace Associated Press | Top of the wires

Drought affects drinking water, beaver dams in South

ATLANTA - Beaver dams have been demolished, burbling fountains silenced, and the drinking water in one southern town has taken on the light brownish color of sweet tea.

November 27, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Threat posed by Zika expected to continue in Georgia in 2017

ATLANTA- Georgia so far has escaped the type of Zika threat faced by Florida, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the continental United States.

November 25, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

AG selection may shake up immigration

WASHINGTON - As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be well positioned to turn those ideas into reality.

November 22, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

The latest news and reaction on Trump's victory

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

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GOP abandons vote on health care bill

March 23, 2017 | | Top of the wires

London shaken by deadline attacks at Parliament, bridge

March 22, 2017 | | Top of the wires

Facing deadline, lawmakers still talking campus guns, budget

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers head into the final two weeks of the legislative session with a lot of unfinished business, including a state budget for the ...

March 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Georgia set to expand access to medical marijuana oil

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers have reached an agreement to expand a program that lets some patients use an oil derived from marijuana.

March 16, 2017 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Deal: Don’t punish states that refused Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA - Republican Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that changes to federal health care law proposed by his party in Congress shouldn't "punish" the 19 ...

March 15, 2017 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


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