Up in Arms: Georgia governor to sign controversial gun bill Wednesday

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Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”

But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”

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Georgia man cleaning his room discovers winning lottery ticket

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He cleaned up, all right.

A Georgia man was tidying his room and came across a month-old lottery ticket that was gathering dust — and turned out to be worth a million bucks.

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Ice storm leaves 500K shivering without power across Southeast

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More than half a million people in the Southeast woke up to a cold and dark Thursday after the second vicious ice storm in as many weeks caused widespread power outages.

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Is Atlanta ready? ‘Catastrophic’ ice storm zeroes in

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Forecasters used words like “catastrophic” and “historic” Tuesday to describe an ice storm heading toward Georgia and other areas of the Southeast before it moves up the coast to hit a beleaguered Northeast later in the week.

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Georgia Prepares Heavily as South Expects Another Wintry Blow

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Atlanta won’t get fooled again.

The South is bracing for another blast of winter weather starting Monday night, and Georgia and its biggest city are determined to avoid a repeat of last month’s disaster.

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Famous last words: Mayor on defense after tweeting ‘Atlanta, we are ready for the snow’

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City struggles to find its way back to normal while officials grapple with the political fallout from the snowstorm that hit the South.

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Shelter from the storm: Teachers entertained, dried tears of kids stuck overnight at school

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When 90 kids were stranded overnight by the snow, E. Rivers Elementary School principal Matt Rogers made it a fun “snowcation” — showing movies, serving pizza, drying tears and tucking them in using their own coats as blankets. 

“It was just something you sign up for when you become a teacher,” said one teacher, who slept for about 90 minutes Tuesday night on her classroom floor. “You’ll take care of your children whenever necessary.”

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'It was beautiful': Baby born on Atlanta-area roadside during snowstorm

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What a birthday for a police officer and the baby girl he helped deliver during a snow and ice storm near Atlanta.

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'Epic failure': Stories from trapped and stranded in South's massive snow jam

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A rare winter storm hatched a nightmare traffic jam that paralyzed parts of the South — especially the city of Atlanta — that is ongoing, nearly 24 hours after it began.

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BREAKING: Police say they have found abducted Georgia 14-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez alive

A 14-year-old Georgia girl kidnapped by two gunmen during a home invasion early Tuesday has been found alive, officials said.

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14-year-old Georgia girl abducted by armed robbers

A nationwide Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Georgia girl kidnapped by two gunmen who shot the family dog during a home invasion robbery, police said.

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Teen who killed baby in stroller gets life in prison

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An 18-year-old Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for fatally shooting a baby riding in a stroller during a robbery attempt at a seaside town, a judge ruled Thursday.

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Nelba Márquez-Greene lost her 6-year-old daughter, Ana, in the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
(Photo: Ann Curry) Mark Barden lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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'Even more determined': Georgia school gunman incident strengthens resolve of Newtown parents

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For parents who lost their children in the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, the news of an armed man entering an Atlanta-area elementary school on Tuesday served as a reminder of the long struggle ahead for enacting gun reforms.

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Georgia school shooting suspect had nearly 500 rounds of ammo, police say

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Michael Brandon Hill, 20, walked into an Atlanta-area school Tuesday with an assault rifle, 498 rounds of ammunition and a couple of magazines, DeKalb County officials said.

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Georgia shooting suspect ‘slipped through the cracks’ of society, brother says

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Little is known about the suspect in Tuesday’s Georgia elementary school shooting, but what has come to light paints a portrait of a troubled young man who once threatened to kill his own brother.

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