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U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

Twenty years ago, then first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made headlines with these words at September 5, 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing:

47 GOP Senators Tell Iran They May Not Honor A Nuclear Deal

Update 11:10 p.m. ET: Vice President Joe Biden, a former senator himself, condemned the GOP senators' letter in a strongly worded press release late Monday, calling it "beneath the dignity of an institution I revere."
Fireworks

Ga. House Backs Legalizing Fireworks To Spark Economy

The Georgia House hopes that legalizing fireworks will spark part of the state's economy. A bill allowing the sale of 'consumer fireworks' passed the chamber on Monday, 119 votes to 49.
Capitol Building Georgia

Ga. Lawmakers Face Major Deadline To Pass Bills

State lawmakers face a major deadline by the end of the week, as the 2015 legislative session heads into its final stretch. Friday, March 13 is crossover day. That is when bills must pass in one chamber in order to stand a chance of getting approved in the other.
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Ga. House Gives Transportation Bill The Go Ahead

The Georgia House has passed a bill aimed at producing millions of dollars for the state's transportation needs after a full day of discussion about last-minute changes. The bill passed on Thursday 123 votes to 46.
Ga. Senate

Religious Freedom Bill Passes Ga. Senate

A controversial "religious freedom" bill has passed Georgia's state Senate.
School Chair

Gov. Deal's Failing School Takeover Amendment Passes Senate

Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" is moving to the Georgia House.
Georgia capitol building

Lawmakers Expected To Talk Transportation, Schools, Religion

Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track for floor votes in the General Assembly.
Homeland Security

Ga. Congressional Delegation Votes Along Party Lines On DHS Funding

Georgia's congressional delegation broke along party lines in a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security. The agency was set to run out of funding on Friday.
Medical Marijuana

New Bill Proposes Making Medical And Recreational Marijuana Use Legal

A new bill introduced by Sen. Curt Thompson Tuesday is different from previous proposals as it recommends making marijuana legal for medical and recreational purposes. Sen. Thompson believes this type of legislation would have a broad impact.

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