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Georgia man charged with murder of son in hot car to remain jailed

A suburban Atlanta man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died from being left in a hot car for seven hours was having marital and work problems and wanted to live a child-free life.

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Gregg Allman film director, two others indicted after on-set crash

The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two others working on the project were indicted on Thursday on involuntary manslaughter charges prompted by a deadly train crash on the film's set in southeast Georgia.

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Former Georgia Tech star, wife charged after son allegedly locked in room for 2 years

Gwinnett County police believe the 13-year-old son of Recardo Wimbush was confined to a dark room inside his Buford home for nearly two years.

FBI: 6 arrested in Ga., 11 children rescued in nationwide sex trafficking sting

Six people from Clayton County were among 71 men and women busted in a nationwide operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking, said FBI officials Monday.

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CDC reassigns director of lab behind anthrax blunder

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reassigned the director of the bioterror lab behind the potential anthrax exposure of dozens of scientists and staff, sources told Reuters, as the anthrax controversy intensified.

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New Atlanta museum links human rights struggles of past and present | PHOTOS

A museum opening in Atlanta on Monday links the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s to modern fights for human rights across the world to give visitors new insight on how the struggles are related, organizers said.

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As many as 84 possibly exposed to anthrax at CDC in Atlanta

As many as 84 scientists and staff in government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting an investigation by federal authorities.

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Georgia unemployment rate rises to 7.2 percent | VIDEO

Officials said unemployment has risen from April to May every year for more than a decade, due in part to spring college graduates entering the job market.

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Georgia, Missouri executions mark first since Oklahoma bungle

In both cases, the executions proceeded shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied multiple applications from the inmates seeking 11th-hour reprieves. A third inmate in Florida was due to be executed on Wednesday.

Georgia won't enforce law on food stamp drug testing

Georgia will not drug test food stamp recipients under a controversial new law that both federal and state officials concluded was illegal, the governor's office said on Friday.

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Pot-smoking driver crashes into CNN headquarters in Atlanta

A driver who told police he had smoked marijuana crashed his car into CNN headquarters in Atlanta early on Friday, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

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Georgia truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash pleads not guilty to charges

A truck driver from Jonesboro accused of triggering a fatal New Jersey car crash that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen to launch digital cooking network | VIDEO | POLL

Celebrity chef Paula Deen will launch a subscription-based, online network in September featuring her Southern home cooking, a year after she lost her Food Network show and millions of dollars in product endorsements amid a racial controversy.

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P.F. Chang’s investigating possible data breach

P.F. Chang's China Bistro is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data stolen from restaurant locations in the United States.

College, feds settle over HIV-positive student's discrimination complaint

A college in Gwinnett County has reached a settlement with federal authorities after it reportedly asked a student with HIV to discontinue her education.