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Ga. men convicted in militia plot to be sentenced

A federal judge is set to sentence two north Georgia men convicted of plotting to make the poison ricin in what prosecutors described as a plot against federal government officials.

74 Emory University students stricken by illness

Emory University officials say dozens of students have been stricken by gastrointestinal illnesses in recent days.

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Star-studded rock lineup honors Lynyrd Skynyrd at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

A star-studded lineup of young and seasoned rockers took to the stage of Atlanta's venerable Fox Theatre Wednesday night to honor Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band that fomented the Southern rock genre and was a 1970s radio staple.

Ga. inmates offered diploma completion program

A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.

3 Texans get prison in drug ring linked to Georgia

Three South Texas men must serve prison terms of nearly 34 years over a cocaine and cash ring linked to Georgia.

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Ga. House GOP caucus elects leaders for 2015

The Georgia House Republican Caucus has made its leadership selections for the upcoming legislative session.

UGA researcher gets $3 million federal grant

A University of Georgia researcher has received a roughly $3 million federal grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officers prepare for an infectious disease outbreaks.

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Troops from Georgia embark for Ebola fight

About 100 soldiers from bases in North Carolina and Georgia are on their way to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola.

Majority of Ga. voters back raising minimum wage

Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.

Fort Stewart troops headed to Afghanistan

About 200 members of the 3rd Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart will be heading to the Middle East for a yearlong deployment supporting operations in Afghanistan.

43-year-old orangutan dies at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta says Alan was the oldest male Sumatran orangutan living in the North American population of apes managed by the Orangutan Species Survival Plan when he died Friday.

90 guns found so far this year at Atlanta airport

Authorities have found 90 guns in carry-on bags at Atlanta's airport security checkpoints so far this year.

Ga. October net tax revenue totals $1.55 billion

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia collected $1.55 billion in net taxes in October, an increase of roughly $87 million from October of 2013.

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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta building Ebola isolation unit

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston is building a special isolation unit to treat children who might be infected by Ebola.

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Deal holds off Carter to win re-election as Georgia governor

The incumbent was part of a Republican takeover of the state’s constitutional offices in 2010. But Deal’s relentlessly optimistic take on the state’s economy proved effective, and Carter didn’t make the impact he needed by focusing on the state’s high unemployment rate and cuts to education.

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