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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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Lawsuit says women being held in solitary for minor charges

By Katheryn Tucker | April 11, 2019 at 03:07 PM Civil rights lawyers have filed a suit in federal court against the Fulton County sheriff’s office alleging that women with psychological disturbances are being held for solitary confinement in filthy cells without access to the help provided to men in similar circumstances. The Georgia Advocacy […]

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President Donald J. Trump

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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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

AP NEWS Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot. Kemp signed the bill Tuesday, on the final hectic day of Georgia’s 2019 legislative session. The estimated $150 million purchase will be a major step toward […]

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Flu decreases across Georgia

Georgia flu levels drop to moderate

CDC REPORT The number of influenza cases in Georgia has dropped to a moderate level. For week 12 of flu season, which ended March 23, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator was 7. The highest ILI rating is a 10. According to Hayla Folden, public information officer for Georgia Department of Public Health, there have […]

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Image credit Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Homeland Security Post as Border Crossings Surge

BY ARNIE SEIPEL, LAURA SMITHERMAN AND BRIAN NAYLOR, NPR Updated at 11:17 p.m. ET April 7, 2019 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday as he continues to focus on restricting border crossings amid a recent surge. Nielsen had recently warned a congressional panel of a “catastrophe” on […]

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The Trump administration in Obamacare legal battle

Trump Loses Second Obamacare Court Battle This Week

By Carlos Barria/Reuters News The Trump administration has lost its second Obamacare legal battle this week just as the president has revved up efforts to eliminate the 2010 healthcare law, Politico reports. A federal judge in Washington ruled late Thursday that the administration’s attempt to expand availability of health-care plans that don’t meet the requirements […]

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Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Receives Briefing at GBI, Meets with Law Enforcement ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) headquarters to receive a briefing from law enforcement on efforts to combat human trafficking. Senator Perdue also toured the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit lab and visited a partnership between […]

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Rep Doug Collins

Collins statement on special counsel investigation

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Barr notified him the special counsel’s investigation is complete. The letter from Barr is available below. “After nearly two years, the special counsel has concluded his investigation, and I look forward to reviewing Attorney General […]

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A Yemeni student stands on top of the debris of a school, that was damaged last year following a Saudi-led coalition air strike against Shiite Huthi, in the country’s third-city of Taez, on March 6, 2019. (-/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post The Senate voted Wednesday (March 13) to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, its latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s continued embrace of the Saudi regime despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its actions on the world stage. The vote marks the second time in recent […]

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