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Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

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Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million

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Tracy Morgan's lawyer says '30 Rock' star is 'struggling,' gives Walmart lawsuit update

Tracy Morgan has spent most of the last two decades on NBC airwaves, but it was his lawyer who took his place on the "Today" Show on Monday morning.

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Ebola situation gives Emory chance to save lives, educate

The two patients being treated at Emory University Hospital are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries who contracted Ebola in West Africa.

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Chambliss: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a report asserting the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and disrupt terrorist plots.

Time of change — and crisis — in the hospital world

Financial turmoil shows no signs of fading

Hospitals across the state and nation are being squeezed by several major factors, including lower reimbursements from insurers, fewer inpatient visits, and more pressure to update their technology, including information technology, said Tom Sims, a health care consultant with Stroudwater Associates.

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"American Idol" finalist Michael Johns dies at 35

Singer and "American Idol" finalist Michael Johns has died at the age of 35, the music program said on Saturday. No official cause of death was given.

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U.S. aid worker infected with Ebola to be moved to Atlanta hospital

A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is coming back to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym are suing school officials for failing to stop bullying by classmates who may have beaten their son to death, their attorney said on Tuesday.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount chain Dollar Tree will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Georgia man killed in Florida beach plane crash on wedding anniversary

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach.

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Perdue tops Kingston, to face Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate seat

In Gwinnett, Perdue beats Kingston by a little more than 4,000 votes.

Ga. man dies after collapsing during argument with teen

16-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter of a man who apparently had heart attack during an argument.

GCPS matches, exceeds state averages in EOCT results

The Georgia Department of Education on Wednesday released district-level end-of-course-test results on 10 subject areas. Gwinnett County Public Schools largely met or exceeded the statewide averages.

Gas prices fall as U.S. declared world’s largest oil producer

Like others around the country, Gwinnett County drivers are seeing lower gas prices this week thanks in part to the United States’ new title as the world’s no. 1 producer of oil.