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Herman Cain Suspends Campaign

Republican candidate Herman Cain says he's suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family. Cain's announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade.

Cain Returning To Ga.

His once-surging presidential campaign all but over, Herman Cain told supporters Friday he would make an announcement Saturday about the future of his Republican White House bid. Cain, who was heading home to Atlanta to talk with his wife, didn't disclose whether he would drop out of the race for the GOP nomination after this week's allegation that he had a 13-year extramarital affair. He told supporters simply to stay tuned.

At-Large Voting Districts Challenged

A Latino organization is challenging at-large voting districts in the cities of Dalton and Gainesville. The group says the districts disenfranchise non-white voters.

Troy Davis' Sister Dies

Martin Davis-Correia was her brother's chief supporter. She rallyied Amnesty International and other death penalty opponents to her brother's cause. Her work helped win Davis a rare hearing in federal court to prove his innocence. However, the courts ultimately upheld his death sentence.

Tybee City Hall Goes Geothermal

Tybee Island is seeking an additional $90,000 to complete a geothermal heating and cooling system for its city hall. Officials said once the project is completed, the community's geothermal system is expected to reduce energy use and save money.

Campaign Energizes Latino Voters

A statewide Latino organization is launching a campaign to increase voter registration and turnout. And organizers say opposition to Georgia’s new immigration law will bring out Hispanic voters for next year’s state and federal elections.

Court Hears Transgender Case

A former Georgia state legislative aide who was fired amid her sex change said she was encouraged Thursday after several federal appeals court judges suggested they could rule in her favor.

Unemployment Bill May Violate Law

A new bill would require unemployed Georgians to volunteer at non-profit organizations or risk losing jobless benefits. But that likely violates federal law.

Film Debuts On World AIDS Day

The focus on prevention may be becoming even more important.

Kemp Ends County Border Dispute

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has dismissed Monroe County's effort to appeal the findings in its border dispute with Bibb County.

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