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Teenager snatched from Ga. home found alive

A teenager abducted from her suburban Atlanta home by armed men who snatched her during a home invasion has been found alive, more than 24 hours after she went missing.

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Paula Deen wins partial victory in discrimination lawsuit

Celebrity chef Paula Deen won a partial victory on Monday when a U.S. judge dismissed the racial discrimination portion of a lawsuit that has already cost the Southern culinary star a big chunk of her multimillion-dollar enterprise.

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UGA drops on top 'Party Schools' list

UGA is ranked 11th in Princeton Review's list of Top 20 Party Schools, while two other state schools made the Top 20 Sober Schools list.

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Giant Panda gives birth to twins at Zoo Atlanta

A giant panda at the Zoo Atlanta delivered an extra bundle of joy on Monday when she gave birth to twins, an apparent surprise to zoo officials who had been excitedly anticipating the birth of a single cub.

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Georgia kicker arrested for BUI

Marshall Morgan, a sophomore kicker on University of Georgia's football team, was arrested over the weekend for boating under the influence on Lake Sinclair.

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Zoo Atlanta panda expecting

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta officials are "cautiously optimistic" that a new baby panda could be on the way. The zoo reports that Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, has been confirmed to be expecting her fourth cub.. Based on the size of the fetus observed in an ultrasound

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Food Network drops Paula Deen amid racial slur controversy

The Food Network said on Friday it would not renew U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of June, following revelations that the cooking star admitted to using a racial slur in the past.

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Music Midtown lineup announced

The lineup for this year's Music Midtown festival, held Sept. 20-21 at Piedmont Park, has been announced with Jane's Addiction and Journey playing Friday night and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer among the bands playing on Saturday.

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Winning Powerball ticket sold in Florida

A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday, but there was no immediate word about who won one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.

VIDEO: Dashboard camera of Reese Witherspoon's Atlanta arrest

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta last month for alleged disorderly conduct after her husband, talent agent James Toth, was stopped by police on suspicion of drunken driving.

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Longtime news anchor retires five months after DUI

Amanda Davis announced during Thursday's Fox 5 newscast that she is retiring. She has been off the air since a DUI arrest last year.

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Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon arrested in Atlanta

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta for alleged disorderly conduct after her husband, talent agent James Toth, was stopped by police on suspicion of drunken driving.

Relatives of Ga. teen charged in baby killing accused of lying to police

ATLANTA -- Relatives of a teenager suspected in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old Georgia boy were arrested on Tuesday on charges that they made false statements to police, a law enforcement official said.. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, faces first-degree murder charges together with a 14-year-old

Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

A 14-year-old student was wounded in a shooting at a middle school Thursday in Atlanta.

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Ga. House speaker proposes lobbyist spending ban

Georgia speaker of the House proposes restrictions on lobbying in Legislature.