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Obama: Halt 'circus' of debate

WASHINGTON -- Decrying a ''partisan three-ring circus'' in the nation's capital, President Barack Obama criticized a newly minted Republican plan to avert an unprecedented government default Monday night and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise that can reach his desk before the Aug. 2 deadline.

NATION IN BRIEF: Dozens of airport construction projects halted

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of airport construction projects across the country are on hold and thousands of federal employees are not working because Congress failed to pass legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Rampage culprit expects life in jail; death count drops to 76

OSLO, Norway -- The self-described perpetrator of the mass killings in Norway told authorities there that he expects to spend the rest of his life in prison but two other cells in his terror network could still launch attacks, officials said Monday.

Autopsy of Winehouse inconclusive; funeral today

LONDON -- An autopsy on singer Amy Winehouse on Monday failed to determine what killed the 27-year-old star, leaving fans and family with a weeks-long wait for the results of toxicology tests. Her funeral will be held today.

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Central's Hays to sign with Shorter

Recent Central Gwinnett grad Dustin Hays is signing a letter of intent today with the Shorter University baseball program.

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Playoff-bound Force tickets on sale

The Georgia Force will open the Arena Football League playoffs on the road with a Sunday matchup against the Cleveland Gladiators

Williams family wins national lifting titles

Caleb and Kelly Williams of Buford's Peak Performance Weightlifting became the first husband and wife duo to win national titles on the same day at the recent USA Weightlifting National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Fish tops Isner to repeat in Norcross tourney

NORCROSS -- For the first time in his career, Mardy Fish defended an ATP title and it didn't come easy against a familiar friend and foe.

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Tennis tourney plans to stay for future

Nearly 32,000 fans came through the gates during the seven-day event, including more than 6,300 for Saturday's semifinals and close to 3,600 for Sunday's finals.

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Three-peat for Gwinnett Majic hoops

Playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Gwinnett Majic won their third straight World Basketball Association championship this past weekend with a 113-91 rout of the Conyers Court Kings in the finals.

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Slain woman's family reaches agreement on remains

The husband and family of Nique Leili reached an agreement Monday afternoon regarding her remains, granting control to her daughter and avoiding a hearing that had been scheduled for this morning in Gwinnett County Probate Court.

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Gwinnett police to begin using e-tickets

The "paperwork got lost" excuse is over.Gwinnett police officers will soon use handheld devices to write tickets, using a new technology that is expected to save time and money.

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Players vote to OK deal to end NFL lockout

The vote among the players was unanimous, officials say.

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Emerson's killer pleads not guilty in killing of NC couple

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A drifter convicted of gruesome hiker slayings in two states pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he killed two more people on a national forest trail in North Carolina.

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Body found at Norcross apartment complex

NORCROSS -- Police are investigating the apparent homicide of a 46-year-old resident of a Norcross apartment complex.

'The Walking Dead' to start season before Halloween

SAN DIEGO -- Flesh-eating zombies aren't the only worry in the second season of ''The Walking Dead.''

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Lake Lanier reported at lowest level since 2009

The summer storms haven't been enough to keep Lake Lanier's water level high.

Slain woman's family reaches agreement on remains

LAWRENCEVILLE — The husband and family of Nique Leili reached an agreement Monday afternoon regarding her remains, granting control to her daughter and avoiding a hearing that had been scheduled for this morning in Gwinnett County Probate Court.

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Speedy Moore headed to Virginia

C.J. Moore is one of the state’s fastest football players.

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Beer enthusiasts descend on Suwanee for festival

SUWANEE — Jared Burrell put on his beer goggles — er, sunglasses — a little early Saturday.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Quitting smoking takes time, patience

Lisa* is a good friend of mine. She quit smoking Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. I know this, because she called me around 4 this morning to tell me the exact number of hours and minutes since she made that decision. She awoke from a dead sleep, sweating and craving the insidious coffin nails that have ensnared so many of us over the years. While my first instinct was to reproach Lisa for calling at that indecent hour, empathy stopped me in my tracks. I was in her shoes about 10 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Central's Hays to sign with Shorter

Recent Central Gwinnett grad Dustin Hays is signing a letter of intent today with the Shorter University baseball program. He is the son of Stephanie and James Cook, and Kevin and Debbie Hays.

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1 arrested, 2 sought in jewelry store robberies

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County police have identified three suspects in a pair of armed jewelry store robberies that occurred earlier this year, two of which remain on the lam.

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Car crashes into Duluth apartment

DULUTH — Officials are still attempting to determine what caused a vehicle to crash into a Duluth apartment Monday morning.

Business bringing 53 more jobs to Gwinnett

NORCROSS — A minority-owned staffing company has expanded to Gwinnett, bringing 53 jobs.

Hearing to be held today on FairTax

LAWRENCEVILLE — For the first time in 10 years, a congressional committee will hold a hearing on the FairTax.

Firefighters contain leak of ammonia

DORAVILLE — Firefighters from Gwinnett and DeKalb counties helped contain an ammonia leak at a Doraville refrigeration facility Monday night.

'The Walking Dead' to start season before Halloween

SAN DIEGO — Flesh-eating zombies aren’t the only worry in the second season of ‘‘The Walking Dead.’’

Snellville official: City had a 'good year'

SNELLVILLE — City manager Russell Treadway presented the year-end financial report to mayor Jerry Oberholtzer and city council members Monday evening, showing $697,000 was added to the general fund balance.

IN BRIEF: Tractor trailer catches fire, destroys car

Tractor trailer catches fire, destroys car

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