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Bruins batter Luongo to force Game 7

The Boston Bruins put Roberto Luongo and the Stanley Cup back on the shelf. After another home scoring spree against Vancouver's wildly inconsistent goalie Monday night, the Bruins are making one last trip west for the big finish to these dramatic Stanley Cup finals.

School board to conduct annual Gateway review

The Gwinnett County Board of Education will conduct its annual Elementary and Middle School Gateway Review this week.

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Aurora leads tours of old haunts on Lawrenceville square

"The Barefoot Undertaker" flailed his arms enthusiastically as he shared ghost stories with his Friday night Lawrenceville ghost tour group while his rusty lantern lit up his bare feet in the night.

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Xpress bus to stop at church lot

A new leg of the downtown Atlanta commuter service Xpress is coming to Dacula, aiming to help relieve highway congestion as some question its origins in the city.

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Pence, Astros crush Braves

Hunter Pence returned from a day off with back trouble and homered and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

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ACLU still awaits GCPS response on Internet filter

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia extended a deadline for Gwinnett County Public Schools to respond to a complaint about an Internet filter that blocks some websites about sexual orientation.

Court rules vehicular homicide charges will stand

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed an earlier ruling by the state's appellate court and reinstated vehicular homicide charges against a Lawrenceville man charged with killing his passenger in a 2007 crash.

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Dumped body murder suspect back in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Tucker teen accused of killing his friend and setting ablaze the car that concealed her body is back in Gwinnett County, facing new charges after his extradition from Texas.

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4 charged with robbery after high-speed chase

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man and three alleged conspirators are in Gwinnett County Jail after officials said they robbed his female cousin at gunpoint before leading police officers on a high-speed chase.

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County reorganizing after support services head resigns

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County officials are reviewing the organizational structure of the support services department, following the resignation of its director.

Blaze scorches trailer

STONE MOUNTAIN -- Fire scorched a vacant double-wide trailer in the 500 block of Overlook Drive in Stone Mountain on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Snellville brush fire threatens homes

SNELLVILLE -- A sizable brush fire that threatened three homes and other buildings in Snellville was brought under control Sunday afternoon before serious damages occurred, officials said.

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Sophomore Fortier earns player of year honors

It hasn't taken long for Michelle Fortier to make a big impact on the Peachtree Ridge girls lacrosse program.

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Hall leaves indelible mark on Lions' lacrosse

In addition to being a first-team All-County and adidas All-American selection last season, Cory Hall has been one of the most recognizable faces in a Lions uniform from the program's humble club beginnings through its transition to varsity play.

NATION: Fight against Ariz. fire moves to NM border

RESERVE, N.M. -- Crews who've been battling a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona for two weeks shifted their focus Monday to New Mexico, where they lit fires to stop its advance and protect another mountain town in its path.

WORLD: Libyan rebels break out toward Tripoli

MISRATA, Libya -- Libyan rebels Monday broke out toward Tripoli from the opposition-held port of Misrata 140 miles to the east, cracking a government siege as fighters across the country mounted a resurgence in their four-month-old revolt against Moammar Gadhafi.

PEOPLE: 'Spider-Man' producer Ziskin dies at age 61

LOS ANGELES -- Laura Ziskin, who produced the ''Spider-Man'' movie franchise among many other hits in a 35-year Hollywood career, has died. She was 61.

40 years after leak, the Pentagon Papers are completely out

WASHINGTON -- Call it the granddaddy of WikiLeaks. Four decades ago, a young defense analyst leaked a top-secret study packed with damaging revelations about America's conduct of the Vietnam War.

CEPEDA: Keeping them down on the farm

Last week the White House announced it was forming what it called the first-ever council to address the unique challenges of rural America. The best news coverage the proclamation got was a mock story at the top of Comedy Central's political website.

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Restaurant paper company bringing 196 jobs to Norcross

NORCROSS -- An industry leader in restaurant paper manufacturing officially announced its expansion in Norcross on Monday, promising to bring almost 200 local jobs along with it.

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Airlines collected $3.4B in bag fees in 2010

NEW YORK -- U.S. airlines collected $3.4 billion in bag fees last year. The 24 percent increase from 2009 shows how the airlines are increasingly reliant on charging for once-free services to make money.

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Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour rocks Coolray Field

By Monday afternoon, Willie Nelson and the rest of his Country Throwdown tour members were long gone, but the ringing in North Johnson's ears was not. The Gwinnett Braves general manager was back at Coolray Field, which was back to resembling a ballpark and not a concert venue.

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Wendy's agrees to sell Arby's to private group

Wendy's/Arby's Group said Monday that it will sell a majority stake in its struggling Arby's brand to a group led by Roark Capital Group, the Atlanta private equity firm.

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Ga. court won't reconsider charter school ruling

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Georgia Supreme Court won't reconsider a landmark ruling that struck down a law that cleared the way for a wave of new state-approved charter schools.

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Ga. court won't reconsider charter school ruling

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Georgia Supreme Court won’t reconsider a landmark ruling that struck down a law that cleared the way for a wave of new state-approved charter schools.

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Heyward sent to Gwinnett for rehab

Jason Heyward returned to the Gwinnett Braves for the first time since their inaugural season in Georgia on Monday.

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G-Braves, Redmond stifle Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Behind a dominant effort from starter Todd Redmond, the Gwinnett Braves blanked Indianapolis 2-0 on Monday at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

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Hall leaves indelible mark on Lions' lacrosse

If anybody has embodied the Peachtree Ridge boys lacrosse program throughout its brief history, it is Cory Hall.

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Constanza gets honor for hot bat

Another week, another International League honor to a Gwinnett Braves player.

PEOPLE: 'Spider-Man' producer Ziskin dies at age 61

‘Spider-Man’ producer Ziskin dies at age 61

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Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour rocks Coolray Field

LAWRENCEVILLE — By Monday afternoon, Willie Nelson and the rest of his Country Throwdown tour members were long gone, but the ringing in North Johnson’s ears was not. The Gwinnett Braves general manager was back at Coolray Field, which was back to resembling a ballpark and not a concert venue.

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