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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.

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Georgia crafts a peachy deal to keep productions filming in state

Deal wants to establish a more permanent production industry in his state and spare its film and TV credit from being a political target.

HONOR ROLL: Porterdale Elementary School

Porterdale Elementary School names students to honor roll.

HONOR ROLL: Newton County Theme School at Ficquett

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett names students to honor roll.

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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announces Parkinson's diagnosis

He said the diagnosis won’t affect his bid for re-election in 2016.

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Baby beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium dies

A beluga whale calf born at the Georgia Aquarium last month stopped nursing, was not gaining weight and was fighting for her life this week. She died on Friday.

Teacher in Stone Mountain accused of permitting students to have sex

A math teacher and coach at a Stone Mountain middle school was fired this week and faces charges that he allowed students to have sex in a classroom storage closet, a school district spokesman said.

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

Jury decides on lethal injection for 21-year-old Chechen

A federal jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.

Four dead after plane crashes onto I-285

A small plane carrying four people crashed on a busy Atlanta-area highway after taking off from a nearby airport on Friday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said.

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Ga. police charge former SEC football standout with murder in child's death

A former SEC-standout football star has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son in Buford, Ga.

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Five Georgia Southern University students killed in crash

Five students were killed and two were injured in an accident along Interstate 16 near Savannah on Wednesday morning.

Former Georgia police chief indicted over shooting wife in bed

A grand jury indicted a former Atlanta-area police chief late on Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct for shooting his wife in bed on New Year's Day in an apparent accident that left her partly paralyzed.

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Eleven former Atlanta public school educators guilty in test-cheating case

Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were found guilty by a jury on Wednesday on charges of racketeering in one of the largest U.S. test-cheating scandals.

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Gov. Nathan Deal declares State of Emergency for northern counties ahead of winter storm

Governor's move opens up state resources for disaster preparedness in areas expecting ice

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency for disaster preparedness for the 15 North Georgia counties under a winter storm warning and will ask state workers in affected areas who are not involved in emergency response to work from home.

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Chick-fil-A offers free coffee all month

For the entire month of February, Chick-fil-A restaurants will give customers free cups of its new specialty-grade THRIVE Farmers hot or iced coffee all day long.

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