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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After Sept. 11, But Must Speed Reforms

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."

Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparascopic surgery can be faster, safer and cheaper, but patients don't always get the choice even if it's appropriate, a study finds. Using it more often would reduce complications and save money.

Investigators Examine Mangled Voice Recorder From Doomed Flight

A top French investigator said they hope to have "rough ideas in a matter of days" as to why Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps Tuesday, killing all 150 people onboard.

Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

With record numbers fleeing the Middle East and Africa in overcrowded boats, the Catrambone family is conducting private rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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House Approves Gov. Deal's 'Failing Schools' Amendment

The Georgia House has approved Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of "chronically failing" schools, setting up a statewide vote in 2016. Lawmakers voted 121-47 in favor of the measure.

3 Americans Among Crash Victims Who Included Students, Opera Singers

One hundred and fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S., Iran and Israel.

Beluga whales in Russia

Actors, Activists Oppose Georgia Aquarium Acquiring Russian Beluga Whales

The aquarium applied to import 18 whales in 2012, saying it would help improve the genetic diversity of belugas living in captivity in the U.S. Federal officials denied that request a year later.

Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Current tests require growing anthrax in the lab, which isn't the best option for labs in Afghanistan. So engineers have come up with a credit-card-size test that could make the world a safer place.

Chris Christie

Ga. Republican Convention To Feature Parade Of Stars?

Georgia Republicans hope their May convention will include an array of prominent potential presidential candidates.

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Ga.'s Largest School System Aims To Hire Teachers, Boost Pay

Gwinnett County Schools in Atlanta's northeast suburbs plans to add 175 teacher positions for the next school year. School officials also hope to add 15 school bus drivers.