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Wednesday, Oct 18

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60 arrested in Georgia in FBI-led child sex trafficking operation

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Sixty people were arrested and four children were recovered in Georgia during an FBI-led operation that focused on child sex trafficking, the agency announced Wednesday morning. Nationally, 120 suspected traffickers were arrested and 84…

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The magical Orionid meteor shower is back — When, where and how to see it

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The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak in the next coming days and you don't want to miss out. The #orionids will be lighting up the skies this weekend. Discover the best places to #stargaze in the National Park https://t.co…

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Video showing high school cheerleaders yelling racial slur prompts investigation

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Administrators in a Utah school district are investigating a disturbing video that appears to show a group of cheerleaders shouting a racial slur, KSTU reports. The 10-second recording, which was posted to Instagram, features a group of…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Warrant alleges mother put 2 toddlers in oven, turned it on

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A 24-year-old mother of four is accused of killing her two youngest sons “by placing them in an oven and turning it on,” according to an arrest warrant obtained Monday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. An official autopsy is pending.…

Monday, Oct 16

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Cops worked to release jailed father for kidney donation to son

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Story Highlights “Our staff worked diligently with court personnel and the District Attorney’s Office to make arrangements for Mr... Emory University Hospital refused to answer questions about the case or to even provide hospital policy.…

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Pussycat Dolls founder responds to former member's 'prostitution ring' allegations

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Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin is denying allegations that the girl band was part of a “prostitution ring” and that members slept with older men to be in the group. >> Pussycat Dolls were a front for 'prostitution ring,' former member…

Sunday, Oct 15

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Pussycat Dolls were a front for 'prostitution ring,' former member alleges

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Pussycat Dolls during Pussycat Dolls in Concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta - April 15, 2006 at Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. A former member of the popular girl group and dance ensemble…

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5 things to know from Georgia's victory vs. Missouri

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Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman (4) scores on a 35-yard touchdown run against Missouri in the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS). The Georgia…

Friday, Oct 13

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5 arrested in connection with 1983 murder in Spalding County

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Five people, including two law enforcement officials, were arrested Friday by the Spalding County Sheriff's Department in connection with a 1983 cold case. Timothy Coggins, a 23-year-old man, was found dead on a power line near Manley Road…

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NFL player says he will 'be done with football' if required to stand for national anthem

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As much as the higher-ups in the NFL want it to go away, it doesn't look like the issue of players standing or kneeling during the national anthem will disappear anytime soon. Richard Matthews #18 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley…

Thursday, Oct 12

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Trump executive actions on health care unlikely to have immediate impact

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With Republicans in Congress unable to pass a bill to overhaul the Obama health law, President Donald Trump on Thursday took a first step to force change, approving a series of executive actions which he says will allow Americans to buy…

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NCAA to release findings of North Carolina academic investigation Friday

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The NCAA will announce the findings of its investigation into academic fraud at North Carolina — as well as any sanctions — on Friday. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images. Mitchell Forde. Posted 1 min ago. The NCAA has announced that it will…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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Prison doctor resigns after lawsuit with amputee is settled

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Two weeks after Georgia agreed to pay $550,000 to a diabetic inmate who lost his leg, the prison doctor responsible for his treatment has informed her supervisor that she will resign. Dr. Chiquita Fye will leave her position as medical…

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10 charged after LSU freshman from Roswell dies with .495 alcohol level

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Ten Louisiana State University students were charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in a hazing incident that killed a freshman from Roswell, the University said. Max Gruver had an alcohol level of .495 — more than six times the legal…

Tuesday, Oct 10

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World Mental Health Day: What is stress and how to overcome it

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World Mental Health Day is observed on Oct. 10 every year to help raise awareness of the importance of mental health issues and to get people talking about those issues. >> Read more trending news. Are you surviving or thriving? Start the…

Sunday, Oct 8

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UPDATE: Dad missing, mom questioned after 2-week-old baby found dead in woods

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Caliyah McNabb's parents called 911 when they noticed she was missing around 10 a.m. Saturday, Channel 2 Action News reported. They told officials she was fed at 5 a.m. and she was gone when they woke up. Investigators said the Saturday…

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Avoid heart attack and strokes with thees two household fruits, study says

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If you love avocado toast, consider yourself vindicated. Potassium could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published it. They fed groups of mice a…

Saturday, Oct 7

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You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says

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Keep feasting, because the potassium in avocados and bananas could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a new report. »RELATED: This is the healthiest part of the avocado. Researchers from the University of Alabama at…

Friday, Oct 6

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Trump meets military leaders, mentions 'calm before the storm'

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for pictures with senior military leaders and spouses, including including Gen. Joseph Dunford (right), chairman of the joint chiefs of staff; and General Paul Selva (second from…

Thursday, Oct 5

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Puppies infect 55 people with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, CDC says

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Puppies at a national pet store chain are spreading an antibiotic-resistant infection that has so far affected 55 people in 12 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >> Read more trending news · The CDC has…

Gwinnett County teacher under fire for Nazi student assignment

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A Gwinnett County middle school teacher gave students a homework to create a mascot representing the Nazis. This was one of the mascots created, according to posts being shared on social media. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED. Gwinnett County school…

Wednesday, Oct 4

Applebee's offering $1 margaritas every day in October

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In a release, the company said the drink, known as a Dollarita™ is part of Applebee's Neighborhood Appreciation Month. "We focus on our food a lot, but 'bar' is in our name, and it is an integral part of what makes Applebee's a great…

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Mom who refuses to vaccinate son sentenced to jail for decision

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UPDATE 9:47 a.m.: Rebecca Bredow was sentenced to seven days in jail and temporary custody was granted to the father of her child, a judge decided Wednesday morning. #BREAKING Metro Detroit mom sentenced to 7 days in jail for not…

Tuesday, Oct 3

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All you need to know about the rare October Harvest Moon

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The Harvest Moon will grace the night sky Thursday, casting a glow in the Northern Hemisphere that skywatchers anticipate every year - but the event was once much more than celestial entertainment. The full moon that falls closest to the…

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City of Amazon proposed to attract company's HQ2 to Georgia

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The latest local pitch to attract Amazon? Create a city of Amazon for the company's planned expansion site. The Stonecrest City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to de-annex 345 acres of land if the e-commerce giant picks the area for what the…

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What is a bump stock, how does it work and is it legal?

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According to law enforcement authorities Monday, the man who killed 59 concertgoers had two devices that could have converted semi-automatic firearms into weapons that are fully automatic. Police told The Associated Press they found two…

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How and who to watch during the Equifax hearings

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Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith is scheduled to testify before three Capitol Hill committees this week about the data breach that compromised the personal information of 145 million customers. (JOEY IVANSCO / AJC staff). Former Equifax CEO…

Monday, Oct 2

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Coppolella resigns as Braves general manager

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John Coppolella, pictured during an October 2016 session with media, has resigned as Braves general manager.. John Coppolella has resigned as Braves general manager, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. It's an unexpected and…

Las Vegas gunman was gambler, 'trusting,' Florida neighbor says

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Retired hotelier and corporate pilot Don Judy was surprised in 2013 when he went to welcome Stephen Paddock, his new neighbor at their neighborhood, in Viera on the Space Coast. >> Read more trending news. Right away, he said, Paddock told…

Sunday, Oct 1

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Atlanta United 0, New England 0: 5 observations

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Tired but determined, Atlanta United took another step in trying to secure a second seed in the MLS playoffs by holding on to draw New England 0-0 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Playing on a pitch scarred by football lines ahead of…