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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.

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Police seek life insurance records in Georgia toddler's death in hot car

Police in suburban Atlanta are seeking medical and life insurance records for a toddler who died last month after his father left him in a hot car for more than seven hours, according to search warrants released on Monday.

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Georgia man charged with murder of son in hot car to remain jailed

A suburban Atlanta man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died from being left in a hot car for seven hours was having marital and work problems and wanted to live a child-free life.

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Gregg Allman film director, two others indicted after on-set crash

The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two others working on the project were indicted on Thursday on involuntary manslaughter charges prompted by a deadly train crash on the film's set in southeast Georgia.

Target asks its customers to keep their guns out of stores

U.S. retail giant Target has asked people to keep guns out of its stores after being the subject of campaigns in Texas where people have brandished firearms in store aisles in their attempt to secure more rights to carry guns in public.

Georgia delays drug testing of some welfare recipients

A new Georgia law requiring drug testing for some welfare recipients will not be immediately enforced as officials await a court decision on a similar measure in neighboring Florida.

Georgia students improve in EOCTs, continue struggles in math

Georgia students improved performance on six out of the eight end-of-course tests this year, which were released on Wednesday, compared to last year, according to data from the Georgia Department of Education.

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Three pedestrians killed trying to cross I-85

Three men attempting to cross a busy 12-lane highway were struck and killed by a pickup truck early on Tuesday, shutting down the interstate road for several hours.

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35 abused, neglected dogs rescued from Ga. home | PHOTOS

The dogs were removed from Marianna Lord, 77, and her son Todd Porterfield’s home Tuesday in rural Flovilla.

FBI: 6 arrested in Ga., 11 children rescued in nationwide sex trafficking sting

Six people from Clayton County were among 71 men and women busted in a nationwide operation targeting commercial child sex trafficking, said FBI officials Monday.

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CDC reassigns director of lab behind anthrax blunder

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reassigned the director of the bioterror lab behind the potential anthrax exposure of dozens of scientists and staff, sources told Reuters, as the anthrax controversy intensified.

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New Atlanta museum links human rights struggles of past and present | PHOTOS

A museum opening in Atlanta on Monday links the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s to modern fights for human rights across the world to give visitors new insight on how the struggles are related, organizers said.

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As many as 84 possibly exposed to anthrax at CDC in Atlanta

As many as 84 scientists and staff in government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting an investigation by federal authorities.

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Georgia unemployment rate rises to 7.2 percent | VIDEO

Officials said unemployment has risen from April to May every year for more than a decade, due in part to spring college graduates entering the job market.

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Georgia, Missouri executions mark first since Oklahoma bungle

In both cases, the executions proceeded shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied multiple applications from the inmates seeking 11th-hour reprieves. A third inmate in Florida was due to be executed on Wednesday.