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Atlanta Streetcar Involved In Two Crashes Before Debut

Authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month's expected launch.

Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

The bill, which must be approved by Parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Elect More Women in Georgia? Not This Year

The Democrats lost the Governor's race, and in the U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn fell to Republican David Perdue. GPB's Jeanne Bonner spoke with statehouse Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams, about what the election means for Democrats and female candidates.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is Confirmed

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

Lane Closures Suspended For Holidays

State transportation officials say they're suspending construction-related lane closures during the upcoming holiday travel period.

Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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