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Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

By J.D. Simkins, Military Times Two veterans in Georgia took their own lives this past weekend in separate incidents, each in front of a Veterans Affairs facility. The first incident occurred Friday (April 9) in a parking lot outside the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. The second, which occurred just one […]

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Kim Jong Un Threatens to Deliver ‘Blow’ to the United States

KCNA via Reuters Kim Jong Un has threatened to deliver a “telling blow” against the U.S. if it continues to impose sanctions on North Korea. The leader’s statement was a return to the more aggressive language he used to use before he and Donald Trump befriended each other at their two meetings. In his first […]

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Trump Backtracks on Threat to Close Southern Border

USA NEWS President Trump has backtracked on his threat to close the southern border, and is now offering a “oneyear warning” to Mexico. About a week ago, Trump threatened to close the border if Mexico does not stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States. “The only thing, frankly, better and less drastic than […]

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Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

By Ellen Mitchell, THE HILL – Reprinted with Permission The administration of US President Donald Trump has asked the Department of Defense (DOD) to prepare to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children amid what it calls a mounting “crisis” at the US-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services […]

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5 Plead Guilty in $3.7M WIC Food Voucher Scheme

Five people have now pleaded guilty to racketeering for their role in a scheme that siphoned $3.7 million from the program that provides milk, cheese and basic subsistence to poor mothers and babies, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said Wednesday. “I applaud the cooperative work of our prosecution division, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and […]

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Lawmakers again try to change the state teacher retirement system

Associated Press News After pouring nearly $600 million into Georgia’s teacher pension system in recent years to make it more financially stable, lawmakers are making another big push this session to make changes in a program that they say is unsustainable. This year’s retirement legislation–which has been written and rewritten–ensures two things that will likely […]

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Vatican summit: ‘We must repent’

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS Pope Francis made it clear: He expects more than talk from the historic summit he’s called to deal with the Catholic Church’s clergy sex abuse crisis. He wants “concrete and effective” results. Francis started things off by floating some proposals, including creating a kind of handbook church leaders could use when abuse […]

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President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of […]

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A Message in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th Birthday

January 21, 2019 ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He shared the following message with attendees: Good morning! It is truly an honor to be invited again to be a part of the celebration of Dr. King’s 90th birthday. As […]

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Kemp wants $3,000 raises for teachers

By Elaine Owen, Editor Gov. Brian Kemp made a substantial down payment on his campaign promises Thursday (Jan. 17), recommending that teachers get a $3,000 raise and state employees a 2 percent pay hike. If the budget Kemp proposed in his State of the State message is approved, the raises will put more money in […]

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