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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.

Dozens indicted in Georgia food stamp fraud

Federal prosecutors in Georgia announced indictments on Tuesday against 88 people in one of the country's largest food-stamp fraud cases.

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Paul McCartney reschedules Atlanta, U.S. tour dates on doctors' orders

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, following his doctors' orders as he recovers from a viral illness after falling ill in Japan last month, has rescheduled some U.S. dates on his world tour.

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Truck driver from Georgia charged in crash that killed comedian, injured comic Tracy Morgan

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was badly injured when his limo bus overturned in a multi-vehicle crash that killed another comic in New Jersey early on Saturday.

Deputy shot at Forsyth County courthouse; suspect dead

A deputy in Forsyth County was shot in the leg Friday morning, according to reports.

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Ga. teen threatens to kidnap district attorney, demanded $1M

Authorities said Markel Collins contacted Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, an office manager and his own defense attorney demanding his case be dropped.

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Gov. Deal prevents increase in gas tax

The governor will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Ga. police officer shot to death making arrest at Waffle House

A Georgia police officer moonlighting as a security guard was shot to death after attempting to arrest an intoxicated customer in the parking lot of a Waffle House restaurant.

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Southwest Airlines fined over false prices in Atlanta advertisements

The U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday it had fined Southwest Airlines a total of $300,000 for advertising low airfares for which no seats were available.

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Ga. man gets life for killing cellmate over Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

A Locust Grove man will spend life in prison for killing his cellmate over a Reese’s peanut butter cup in August 2012.