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Dr. Sally Goza

Prominent Georgia pediatrician says children suffering in border facilities

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A Georgia physician who visited migrant border facilities last month says she was alarmed by the signs of children’s stress there. Dr. Sally Goza of Fayetteville, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said Monday that the visit by herself and other pediatricians underscored the organization’s position that the […]

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House passes Reschenthaler bill supporting police officers

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Rep. Guy Reschenthaler’s (R-Penn.) legislation, the Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act of 2019 (STOIC Act), passed the House with bipartisan support. “The Supporting and Treating Offices in Crisis Act will help save the lives of […]

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Veterans Affairs abandoned 200,000+ health care applications this year

Veterans Affairs abandoned 200,000+ health care applications this year

Reprinted with Permission Georgia Health News An arm of the Veterans Affairs Department in Atlanta eliminated 208,272 applications from across the country for health care early this year amid efforts to shrink a massive backlog of requests, saying they were missing signatures or information about military service and income, according to records reviewed by The […]

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly overhead as people gather on the National Mall for Trump’s 4th of July Salute to America.

Rough total for Trump’s July 4th extravaganza: $5.4 million

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press (Reprint Military Times) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza — featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial — cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures Thursday (July 11). Interior Secretary David Bernhardt provided the latest share of costs, $2.45 […]

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Local Coordinator Shelly Bishop and her brother Kenny Stuart read from Court House steps.

Bible reading across the state became a reality Sunday morning in Fannin County

Shelly Bishop leads reading in Fannin By Elaine Owen, Editor One woman’s vision that the Bible be read across the state of Georgia became a reality Sunday, July 14 as groups in all 159 counties read portions of scripture at each of their county court houses. A total of 14 states volunteered to join in […]

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House Committee Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATED: JULY 2, 2019 1:19 PM ET (WASHINGTON) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday (July 2) for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation […]

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Trump’s DC Hotel Charged Secret Service $200,000 in First Year of Presidency

By Jamie Ross, Daily Beast The Trump International Hotel in Washington, just five blocks from the White House, charged the Secret Service more than $200,000 in taxpayer money during the first year of Trump’s presidency. Expense documents obtained by NBC News show that a total of $215,254 was spent by the agency at the property […]

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The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.

The U.S. Drone Shot Down by Iran is $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane

By David Axe, Daily Beast – Reprinted With Permission The U.S. military drone Iran shot down over the Persian Gulf on Thursday (6-20) was a high-flying prototype model belonging to the Navy. The Navy for years has deployed the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator, or BAMS-D, drones on an emergency basis, stationing the 737-size unmanned […]

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Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Litigation begins over Georgia’s near-total abortion ban

Saporta Report by Maggie Lee Friday, Georgia joined the list of mostly Republican-led states that have been brought to federal court over moves to cut the length of time that people can seek abortions. SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is the lead plaintiff on a list that includes individual Georgia doctors plus groups […]

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Georgia’s Sen. Johnny Isakson sponsors legislation to erase disabled vets student loan debts

By Elaine Owen, Editor Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is sponsoring new legislation that would see disabled vets student loan debts erased. Nearly 34,000 disabled veterans who haven’t paid back their federal student loans could see that debt automatically erased under bipartisan legislation proposed last week. The proposal follows moves last year […]

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