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Obama Picks Kentucky To Win NCAA Tournament, Mixes In Politics

President Barack Obama didn't exactly go out on a limb with his college-basketball picks this year. Like most people, he picked Kentucky to run the table, go 40-0, and win the NCAA Tournament. He also picked three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 to make it to the Final Four.
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Atlanta Voters Approve $250 Million Bond Package

Atlanta voters have approved a $250 million bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.

Netanyahu Defeats Center-Left Rival In Israel's Parliamentary Election

With nearly all votes counted in elections for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, Benjamin Netanyahu's center-right Likud party has won at least a five-seat victory over its principal rival, the center-left Zionist Union.

House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday designed to bring government spending in line with revenues over the next decade, while making significant cuts to safety net programs such as Medicaid and food sta
Religious Freedom Bill Protest

Protesters Rally Against Ga. 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Demonstrators gathered at the Georgia Capitol building to rally against a bill critics say could lead to discrimination of gays, lesbians and others.
Atlanta Public School Superintendent Beverly Hall

Memorial Set For Ex-Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

A memorial service is scheduled for former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall. The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta says Hall's memorial is being held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip.
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.
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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.