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Elaine Boyer

DeKalb Commissioner Boyer To Learn Fate This Week

Former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer will learn her fate this week. She faces one to two years in federal prison for stealing more than $90,000 dollars from the county.
John Lewis

John Lewis: Reflections On Selma, Immigration Reform

A week after commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, U.S. Congressman John Lewis is reflecting on the weekend’s events.
Marijuana plants

Medical Marijuana, Early Alcohol Sales And Bullying Bills Pass

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill that establishes a five-year study involving people under 18 with seizure disorders. The bill by Republican Sen. Lindsey Tippins of Marietta was approved in a 54-1 vote Friday after a debate that lasted more than an hour.

Crossover Day: Tesla, Medical Cannabis Bills Before Lawmakers

Georgia lawmakers face a key deadline for bills to maintain a shot at becoming law this year. A Senate rule requires that bills pass their originating chamber by the 30th day of the legislative session, which is Friday.
Lyft car

Ride Hailing Measure Passes Georgia House By Huge Margin

Car hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft would be allowed to continue operating in Georgia under a complex bill headed to the state Senate.

Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

When Emelin was 13, she asked the mayor of her rural Guatemalan town to find ways to help girls stay in school and get better health care. He laughed out loud. "You are wasting my time; you should go home," he told Emelin and her friend Elba, who had come with her.

Iraqi Force Makes More Gains Toward Taking Tikrit From ISIS

Pro-government forces in Iraq are making progress in the push to take back the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. Iraqi officials say the focus is now on the city's center, and that advances were still being slowed by bombs and booby traps.

Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year, and two new reports suggest it just keeps getting worse for civilians there.

Clinton Says She Didn't Save Personal Emails From Her State Department Tenure

Updated at 3:21 p.m. ET