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Study: High school grad rate highest since '76

The nation's high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday.

Man sues after Ga. rejects GAYGUY license plate

An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.

Man dies after well collapses on him in south Ga.

A man who died after a well collapsed in south Georgia has been identified as 51-year-old Geronimo Delgado of Douglas.

Temperatures to continue falling in Georgia

Temperatures are expected to plunge into the mid-20s early Wednesday in metro Atlanta, while a freeze watch will cover several counties in south Georgia.

Norcross' Lamb headed back to D-League

Rookie first-rounder has played in 16 NBA games this season with the Thunder

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Falcons still hurting after loss to 49ers

Smith faces press a day after watching lead slip away in NFC Championship Game

Safeties DeCoud, Moore added to Pro Bowl roster

Falcons get two more representatives in NFL showcase

Horford, freshly signed Pargo give Hawks a spark

Atlanta snaps two-game losing streak with win over Timberwolves

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Falcons' Ryan out of Pro Bowl with sprained shoulder

Smith says quarterback would have played in Super Bowl in two weeks had Atlanta won vs. 49ers

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Obama says 'America's possibilities are limitless'

Asserting "America's possibilities are limitless," President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation's economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

Report: Fan stabbed after Falcons lose to 49ers

An Atlanta television station reports that a fan was stabbed in the neck outside the Georgia Dome after the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC Championship.

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Falcons come up short, 49ers head to Super Bowl

Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

Officials remind NFL fans to drink responsibly

State officials are reminding football fans to be responsible about drinking as the Atlanta Falcons compete in the NFL playoffs Sunday.

12 indicted in Southeast sex trafficking case

Federal authorities said Thursday they have uncovered an illegal sex trafficking network that forced women into prostitution and traded them like slaves between cities in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

Warner Robins considering minor league baseball team

Officials in Warner Robins are asking for community input on the prospect of establishing a minor league baseball team.

State Senate passes Medicaid plan

The Georgia Senate has passed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to shore up the state's Medicaid system without having lawmakers approve an explicit tax to generate the money.

Ga. college student collapses in class, dies

Authorities say a student at Georgia Southern University collapsed during class and later died.

Ga. teen drowns after being ejected from car

Authorities in Effingham County say a teen that died in a car accident drowned after being ejected from the vehicle.

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North, central Ala gets up to 4 inches of snow

North and central Alabama were blanketed with as much as 4 inches of snow as a winter weather system moved across the state Thursday, forcing businesses and schools to close early and snarling traffic for hours on Interstate 65.

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Subway 'crisis': Is footlong sub really 11 inches?

What's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.

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'Dear Abby' advice columnist dies at age 94

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.

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Deal pitches legislative agenda

Gov. Nathan Deal has outlined a 2013 legislative agenda focusing on public safety, education, health care and economic development.

Eastern black rhino at Atlanta's zoo is pregnant

An eastern black rhinoceros at Atlanta's zoo is expecting her first calf.

Ga. State Senate expected to pass Medicaid plan

Leading Georgia Senate officials say they expect the Senate to pass Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal for a new Medicaid financing scheme that will spare lawmakers from voting directly on a tax.

Georgia jobless rate rises slightly

Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has risen slightly to 8.6 percent.

Ga. school system considers year-round calendar

A proposed year-round school calendar would have students in one of Georgia's largest school systems heading back to class in future school years as early as July 25.

Deputies shoot, kill northwest Georgia man

Authorities say a northwest Georgia man was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies after they say he threatened officers with a rifle.

Police investigating Atlanta school bus accident

Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a school bus and a pickup truck in northwest Atlanta.

Ga. woman sentenced to 20 years in Medicaid fraud

A former Hewlett-Packard employee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing roughly $9 million in Medicaid payments.

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3 found fatally shot in Sandy Springs home

Police say three people have been fatally shot and their bodies were found inside of a house in suburban Atlanta.

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Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

A story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.

Ga. man dies after being pinned between 2 vehicles

Police in Savannah say a cab driver has died after a truck hit him and pinned him between the truck and his cab.

Senate panel fast-tracks hospital tax over protest

With the echoes of the General Assembly's opening gavel still reverberating, Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders are intent on acting quickly to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote directly on the plan.

Ga. woman auctioning NFC championship tickets

A metro Atlanta woman is donating her NFC championship football tickets to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of her son.

9 die in Ga. fires, marking deadly start to 2013

Authorities say nine people died in Georgia fires during the first 11 days in 2013, marking a deadly start to the year.

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Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity

Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity.

Ga. student becomes trapped in wrestling mats, dies

Authorities say a south Georgia high school student apparently climbed atop an upright roll of wrestling mats, fell into a center opening and died after he became trapped inside.

Zaxby's warns customers of potential fraud

A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.

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Balfour out as chairman of rules committee

The State Senate Committee on Assignments has selected 27 lawmakers to serve as committee chairs for the first term of the 152nd legislative session.

Hawks pitiful in 97-58 loss to Bulls

Atlanta scores franchise-worst 20 points in first half of embarrassing loss

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Armstrong admits to doping in interview with Oprah

Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong apologizes to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he admits to using steroids.

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Smith: Falcons not satisfied with 1 playoff win

A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus. Smith was just starting his review Monday of the Falcons' 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional playoffs when it became clear his thoughts were on this week's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Weather turning cooler; flood watch issued

Forecasters say the weekend's mild weather is giving way to cooler temperatures across Georgia.

UGA to offer more undergrad courses online

The University of Georgia is increasing the number of undergraduate courses it offers online.

Young children found safe after Ga, carjacking

Authorities say two young girls were found safe after their SUV was carjacked while they were in the back seats.

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Golden Globes: 'Les Miserables' 'Argo' and 'Girls' win big

"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy at Sunday's Golden Globes, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes, honors that could boost the lush stage adaptation's prospects at next month's Academy Awards.

NRA says Congress will not pass weapons ban

The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality.

Colin Powell says GOP having 'an identity problem'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem."

Brady, Patriots take care of Texans

New England earns trip to AFC Championship Game, rematch with Ravens

Ga. man pleads guilty in scam targeting Christians

A Georgia man has pleaded guilty in a scam that prosecutors say bilked investors out of almost $16 million by targeting Christians.