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2 shot in movie theater in Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitalized in stable condition.

Atlanta streetcar expected to open Dec. 30

Officials say the new Atlanta streetcar is expected to open just before the end of the year.

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Strong storms possible on Christmas Eve across area

Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.

Ebola, celebrity deaths tops for 2014 web searches in Georgia

The Ebola virus and celebrities who died this year dominated search trends in Georgia.

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Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

Music producer Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta mansion in foreclosure

According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.

U.S. adds 321,000 jobs in Nov., most in nearly 3 years

A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.

State approves heavier planes at Gainesville airport

Gainesville's airport is putting in place new guidelines that would allow airplanes four times larger than previously allowed to land there.

Hall Co. Sheriff aims to equip deputies with body cameras

Hall County sheriff's officials say their goal is to outfit every deputy and patrol supervisor with a body camera within the next four months.

3 Georgia corrections officers sentenced in inmate beating

Federal prosecutors say three former corrections officials have been sentenced for beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up.

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

Small plane makes unplanned landing on north Georgia freeway

Authorities say a small plane made an emergency landing on a north Georgia interstate.

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New Falcons stadium now to cost $1.4 billion, up from original $1 billion tag

The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion. That was later raised to $1.2 billion.

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Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keys dies

Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

Georgia helps treat hundreds of ill endangered turtles

Georgia's hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is busier than ever as it helps treat hundreds of endangered turtles washing ashore with acute hypothermia in Massachusetts.

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Cyber Monday gets online shoppers hyped

After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.

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Ohio State football player found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Georgia Democrats debate future after '14 losses

If Democrats want to win statewide in Georgia, they'll need to start now by reaching out to key constituencies and dedicating more money and resources to building up a network of grassroots supporters.

No bond for 2 charged for hiding boy in Jonesboro home for four years

A Georgia judge has denied bond for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's Jonesboro home.

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Georgia roads, airport to see 1.3 million travelers this Thanksgiving weekend

More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on the state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving.

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Protesters in Atlanta oppose Ferguson decision, arrests made | PHOTOS

Protesters marched and rallied in Atlanta Tuesday to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals | POLL

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

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Fires burn in Ferguson, chaos erupts in streets | PHOTOS

Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent.

Activists plan Atlanta protest of Ferguson ruling

Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Georgia emergency management head Charley English replaced

English became the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm

The head of Georgia's emergency management agency has been demoted to a deputy position, months after becoming the public face of the state's weak response to a January snowstorm that trapped motorists on highways in metro Atlanta for hours.

Ga. fire chief in trouble over homosexuality book

Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion."

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Grand jury won't indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of Michael Brown

Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the August death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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NFL officially announces Katy Perry as halftime performer at Super Bowl

NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.

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Jason Carter reflects on loss, party work in Georgia

Carter: Campaign victim of Republican wave

Jason Carter said his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, suggested he reconnect with family after a grueling campaign schedule.

Storms leave scattered power outages across Clayton, Henry counties

The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings as severe storms crossed Georgia early Sunday evening.

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Lawmaker wants Georgia schools to go digital by 2020

State Sen. John Albers, a Roswell Republican, said the details of his bill are still in the works but pledged not to force local school districts to cover all costs of moving to digital materials.

State details project list of affordable housing

State officials have unveiled a list of 30 projects that will receive $22.4 million in federal housing tax credits to build or rehab affordable housing properties across the state.

Emory, Georgia Tech to build joint library service center

Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to break ground soon on a new joint library project.

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Ga. weighs funding for $1B in transportation needs

A panel must soon submit recommendations for funding an extra $1 billion in transportation infrastructure needs.

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Ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

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Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.

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After epic snowjam, is Atlanta ready for winter? | PHOTOS

Nearly a year ago, a few inches of snow in metro Atlanta triggered an epic traffic jam as motorists fleeing the city were trapped overnight on clogged interstates. Children slept at school or on stranded buses as parents tried desperately to reach them.

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People magazine names Chris Hemsworth 'Sexiest Man Alive'

People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2014, cheering the Australian actor's rise as hammer-wielding, bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films.

Temperatures drop into teens for 2nd straight day

Temperatures sunk as low as 14 degrees in at least one Georgia town as near-record cold gripped the state for a second straight day.

Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

op Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

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Ga. flags fly at half-staff to honor Gov. Sanders

Gov. Nathan Deal says flags at state buildings and grounds will fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders, who died at age 89.

Severe wind chills, freezing temperatures in Ga.

Temperatures plunged into the 20s in many parts of Georgia -- and dropped to 13 in one spot in the mountains -- as cold air settled over the state.

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Atlanta Braves trade Henry County High grad Jason Heyward to St. Louis Cardinals

Reliever Jordan Walden included in trade that nets the Braves pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer

The Atlanta Braves dealt former Henry County High School standout Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

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Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders dies at 89

Sanders one of first New South governors elected

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, one of the first “New South” governors elected during the Civil Rights movement and known for his work on education and in the state’s legal community, died Sunday.

Four horses, one cow killed in barn fire on Clayton-DeKalb line

DeKalb County authorities say the animals were killed after a fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the barn behind a home near the DeKalb-Clayton county line.

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Georgia loses Todd Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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Ga. lawmakers press forward on medical marijuana

While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered bipartisan support during the most recent legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt at passing the legislation next year.

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Florida Gators' Will Muschamp out as head football coach

Will Muschamp is stepping down as Florida's coach after the regular season, forced out after a four-year tenure that will be remembered for inept offense, conservative play-calling and nearly as many losses as wins in the Southeastern Conference.

GBI reviewing death of Ga. sheriff's recruit

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has requested a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation into the death of a county sheriff's recruit.

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