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Friday, Jul 20

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Peach problem: Georgia fruits clobbered again

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Peaches and blueberries grown in Georgia were again in short supply this year as the weather dealt another blow to Georgia farmers

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Here’s a look at key contests in Georgia primary runoff

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Georgia voters head back to the polls Tuesday to decide their party’s nominees in some of the state’s top races. Here are the biggest races to watch in the runoff, plus more information for voters.

Thursday, Jul 19

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Shadowy Gwinnett lab goes bankrupt and debt collectors hound patients

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A Gwinnett County toxicology lab accused in a kickback scheme to bilk Medicare out of millions of tax dollars is causing headaches for people around the nation as debt collectors try to collect on alleged unpaid lab bills.

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Georgia jobless rate at 17-year low; trade war a worry

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Georgia economy strong, but dependent on trade for jobs at ports, warehouses

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Stormy Daniels’ upcoming appearance at the Pink Pony draws fire, praise

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The owner of the Pink Pony has stepped up security for the porn star's performances.

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Georgia State study: Smokers less likely to know nicotine’s dangers

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A study found 83 percent of adults replied that nicotine is “definitely harmful” to children. Those who didn’t were likely to be smokers.

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Trump endorses Brian Kemp in Georgia GOP gov race

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President Donald Trump gave Secretary of State Brian Kemp his “full and total endorsement” Wednesday in Georgia’s Republican race for governor, dealing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle a devastating blow in a bitter runoff.

ICE, GEO weigh expanding immigration detention center in South Georgia

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The changes would cost taxpayers up to nearly $500,000 more a month, if all the center's beds are filled.

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Clinic’s errant form letter reveals health care’s faulty human touch

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Hospitals' struggles with patient care affect not only their popularity and finances but also possibly the patient's participation in his or her care.

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Tom Crawford, dean of state Capitol journalists, dies at 67

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Tom Crawford, the dean of state Capitol journalists who documented Georgia politics over more than three decades, has died. Through his Georgia Report, he pioneered a business model in Georgia that delivered news to two distinct audiences:…

Report: Georgia charter school lobbying group has received millions from wealthy donors

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Georgia charter school supporters have taken millions from donors

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Torpy at Large: Trump wannabes Cagle and Kemp head to Crazytown

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Atlanta news columnist Bill Torpy on the increasing craziness of the Georgia GOP gubernatorial race ahead of the runoff election on July 24.

Super Bowl prep underway in Atlanta, 200 days in advance

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Thousands of hotel rooms are already booked, tens of millions of dollars are already invested and hundreds of companies are vying for the right to supply things like carpeting, catering, ice and flowers.

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Two Democrats are vying to lead the state’s public schools.

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Republicans already picked their candidate for state superintendent of schools

Tuesday, Jul 17

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An endorsement highlights slight GOP shift on medical marijuana

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are both open to researching new ways to expand access to medical marijuana if elected governor, though neither Republican candidate has explicitly endorsed legalizing the in-state…

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UGA donors give $242M, breaking record for fifth consecutive year

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More than $1 billion has been raised for a $1.2 billion campaign that ends in 2020.

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Ga. lawmaker duped by Sacha Baron Cohen: This is why Trump won

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Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer threatened to take legal action against “Hollywood liberals”on Monday to prevent Sacha Baron Cohen from airing embarrassing footage of him on his new comedy TV series.

Monday, Jul 16

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Deal endorses Cagle in Georgia gov race

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Gov. Nathan Deal endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Monday in the race to succeed him, giving the Republican candidate key support from a popular incumbent in his July 24 race against Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

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Podcast: What the latest poll of Georgia voters says about the upcoming runoff election

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Greg Bluestein and James Salzer analyzed the results of a recent poll of Georgia Republican voters in the latest episode of the Politically Georgia podcast.

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Audio: Analysis of final televised debate in GOP runoff for Georgia governor

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Listen to post-debate analysis following Sunday's televised GOP gubernatorial runoff debate between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Sunday, Jul 15

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Georgia GOP gubernatorial debate set for today

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Republican runoff is Tuesday, July 24

Saturday, Jul 14

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At NRA rally, Cagle rewarded for move to ‘kill’ Delta tax break

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle earned the NRA’s endorsement after he followed through on his vow to “kill” a tax break for Delta Air Lines. And the Second Amendment rights group rewarded him on Saturday for that headline-grabbing move.

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Georgians continue to flock to polls to vote early

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Georgians continue to flock to the polls early, with more than 42,000 votes cast this week.

Friday, Jul 13

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Georgia welfare officials sued over 10-year-old starved and left in trash

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Tiffany Moss is facing the death penalty for starving a burning her stepdaughter in 2013

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AJC/WSB Poll: Shafer holds slight lead over Duncan for lieutenant governor

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State Sen. David Shafer holds a slight lead over his opponent, former state Rep. Geoff Duncan, in the Republican race for lieutenant governor, according to a new poll by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News.

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GBI: ICE detainee hanged himself in S. Georgia immigration detention center

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The Mexican national who died Tuesday in the custody of federal authorities hanged himself in a South Georgia immigration detention center, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed Friday.

AJC/WSB poll: Cagle, Kemp are neck and neck in GOP race for governor

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp are neck and neck in Georgia’s Republican race for governor less than two weeks ahead of the vote, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 Action News poll released…

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Fulton Election Board: Top manager didn’t know he was consultant’s agent

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Fulton County Election Board members expressed concerns on Thursday about “electioneering” having occurred inside the home of a high-ranking manager at the county’s election department.

Thursday, Jul 12

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Historically black colleges commit to more support for LGBTQ students

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Savannah State & Spelman among HBCUs at meeting to talk about ways to assist LGBTQ students

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Federal immigration detainee dies in South Georgia

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A Mexican national who was being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in South Georgia died Tuesday from what the agency says may have been “self-inflicted strangulation,” becoming the eighth ICE detainee to die nationwide…