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GDOT officials encourage driver safety ahead of July 4 weekend

The Georgia Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to use caution during the busy July 4 weekend.

Same-sex couples tie the knot during mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta

More than 50 same-sex couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony on Sunday in Buckhead.

Man steals hearse with body inside

A man is in custody after a hearse was stolen from the morgue outside Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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Weakened U.S. still too strong for China at World Cup

OTTAWA — The United States shrugged off the suspension of two key players to beat China 1-0 in their women’s World Cup quarter-final on Friday and book a place against Germany in the last four.

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Loganville pair becomes first same-sex couple to be married in Gwinnett | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Loganville residents Kelly Martinelli and Taylor Nash became the first same-sex couple to be married in Gwinnett County on Friday.

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Georgia governor, attorney general: State will abide by Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

A.G. Sam Olens says the final call on the issue was made by the Supreme Court

In a statement to the public and a memo to state department heads, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says the georgia will adhere to the 5-4 ruling today by the U.S. Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Fire at black church in Georgia ruled arson

A fire inside a church with a primarily African-American congregation in Macon, Georgia has been ruled as arson by fire officials, local newspaper the Telegraph reported.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.

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Elton John, Drake, Van Halen, Sam Smith headline 2015 Music Midtown festival

Lineup for Atlanta's premiere music festival announced

A mix of big-name artists from all genres will perform at Atlanta’s Music Midtown 2015 Sept. 18-19.

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Former patient helps out at free dental clinic

Doug Taffe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., traveled hundreds of miles north to central Georgia over the weekend to work as a volunteer at a free dental clinic. His volunteer stint at the event in Perry was a form of repayment.

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Georgia crafts a peachy deal to keep productions filming in state

Deal wants to establish a more permanent production industry in his state and spare its film and TV credit from being a political target.

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Local officials, legislators remain concerned about Clean Water Act rule

Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and Sen. David Perdue talk about concerns with the proposed Clean Water Act rule.

Women’s World Cup opens with brilliance and blowouts

The Women’s World Cup stopped to take a breath on Wednesday following an opening round of games that produced a little bit of everything, from tight matches to blowouts played in front of packed stands and near empty stadiums.

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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announces Parkinson's diagnosis

He said the diagnosis won’t affect his bid for re-election in 2016.

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House transportation committee chairman expects another short-term funding solution

U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said a long-term funding solution for transportation projects is not likely by the end of the summer.