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In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities.

Could Self-Driving Cars Be Coming To Georgia? One Politician Hopes So

Self–driving cars-- they're not science fiction any more. Georgia legislators are so serious about the idea, they want to pass a law that would make those cars legal on the road. Cedartown Representative Terry Kelley leads a house committee that'll study autonomous vehicle technology. He says that technology is coming, so Georgia needs to figure out how to deal with it.

Savannah Truckers Ask Port Authority To Help Push For Better Pay And Benefits

The leader of the Georgia Ports Authority says he’s listening to the concerns of truck drivers at the Port of Savannah. But he says workers protesting at the port Tuesday should take their concerns to their employers. Truck drivers are asking GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz to meet with them to discuss their concerns. Foltz says it’s not his place to get involved in labor discussions.

1 Out Of 4 Memphis, Tenn., Cops Calls In Sick

More than 550 police officers stayed home on Tuesday, apparently angered by big increases in health insurance costs. The number of "blue flu" cases has been increasing daily.

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Raise Risk Of Blood Clots, Study Finds

Earlier safety studies of the vaccine for human papillomavirus found a higher risk of dangerous blood clots. But a study of 500,000 women and girls finds that the vaccine doesn't raise risk.

Obama Seeks $3.7B To Handle Immigration Crisis

The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested from Congress. It comes amid a surge of children and teenagers who have crossed the border illegally.

Georgia Milestones: Educators To Review New Test Plan Soon

Some teachers from across Georgia could get a sneak peek at the new Georgia Milestones Assessments Test as soon as this month. Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCTs and End-of-Course Assessments for students.

In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending

Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying.

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.

Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.

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