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Day: March 4, 2020

Gov. Kemp, Officials Confirm Two Cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

Atlanta, GA –March 2, 2010 – 10:00 p.m. / Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, MD, and state officials confirmed Georgia’s first cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving two residents of Fulton County who live in the same household. One recently returned from Italy. Both have mild symptoms; […]

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Lawmakers fight Trump’s border wall cash grab from DoD

Would take funds from Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs By Joe Gould, Defense News/Military Times WASHINGTON ― A host of Democrats and one Republican defense leader announced new actions Wednesday to fight the Trump administration’s move to shift $3.8 billion meant for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military […]

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Georgia senators unanimously agree to cut five tests from public schools

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state senators are joining the push to cut standardized testing for public school students. The Senate voted 53-0 Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 367, which would cut four tests in high school and one in middle school. The measure would drop four of eight endof- course exams in high school. Economics […]

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Georgia Department of Public Health is preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Georgia Department of Public Health says it is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of coronavirus in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of coronavirus and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and […]

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Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax’

At a South Carolina rally on the eve of the Democratic primary, the president also sought to manage expectations about the White House’s response to the outbreak — By NANCY COOK and MATTHEW CHOI, POLITICO NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump on Friday night (Feb. 28) tried to cast the global outbreak of the […]

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U.S. Strikes Deal With Taliban to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

After more than a year of talks, the agreement lays out the beginning of the end of the United States longest war. But many obstacles remain. By Mujib Mashal, The New York Times DOHA, Qatar — The United States signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday (Feb. 29) that sets the stage to end […]

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