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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Gov. Deal wants study of offshore drilling ‘pros and cons’

Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday that he won’t take a position on President Donald Trump’s plan to allow oil drilling off the Georgia coast until a state agency studies the “pros and cons.”

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary would mix old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools that ultimately roiled the election and shook the America’s political landscape.

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it’s not looking any easier in the more conservative House.

Trump meets victims during visit to Florida hospital

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.”

2 men accused of embezzling funds from Georgia county

Two men are accused of defrauding a Georgia county of up to $100,000 over a five-year period.

Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

Lawmakers from Missouri, Arizona and Georgia — states that show no sign of softening their multiple restrictions on abortion.

‘Tim Tebow Law’ heard in Georgia Senate

Georgia lawmaker wants to pass the "Tim Tebow Law" for homeschool students.

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of federal meddling. Just 14 states and three local election agencies have so far asked for detailed vulnerability assessments offered by the Department of Homeland Security — and only five of the two-week examinations are complete.

Lawmakers propose exchanging ‘MARTA’ brand for ‘ATL’

State lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious proposal to revitalize greater Atlanta’s transit infrastructure by improving coordination and efficiency between transit systems in the metro area.

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

The 35-year-old, married father of two is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that the government’s decision to classify marijuana as dangerous is irrational, unconstitutional and motivated by politics, not hard science.
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