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Venezuelans Cast Absentee Ballots in Duluth

Hundreds of Venezuelans made the trek to Duluth northwest of Atlanta Sunday to cast their absentee ballots in Venezuala’s first-ever primary election. Henrique Capriles, a 39-year-old governor won a landslide victory and will now challenge President Hugo Chavez in October’s general election.

Deal: No Immigration Law Changes

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he isn't seeking changes to Georgia's tough law targeting illegal immigration.

Lawmaker Proposes Georgia 'Caylee's Law'

A Republican lawmaker wants to allow prosecutors to bring charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

Mortgage Settlement Debate Brewing

Not all of the money Georgia is getting in its $815 million mortgage settlement with big banks is destined to ease the foreclosure crisis.

Video: Obama Seeks Georgia 'Truth' Team

Georgia Democrats say the Obama campaign is looking for 30,000 volunteers in the state. The effort is aimed at rebutting attacks on Pres. Obama’s record by Republican presidential candidates.

President Proposes Savannah Port Money

President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2013 budget includes $2.8 million towards the $600 million project to deepen the Port of Savannah, one of the nation's busiest.

Alabama Appeals Water War Ruling

Alabama has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling that supported metro Atlanta's right to take water from a disputed reservoir that serves as the main water source for roughly 3 million people.

Constitutional Amendments Often Pass

State lawmakers could vote again as early as this week on a much-debated bill that would allow Georgians to vote on the state approving charter schools. Georgia voters have approved many constitutional amendments in recent years.

Amtrak Posts Georgia Ridership Record

Amtrak officials say, more Georgians got on and off their trains last year than any year before. Amtrak's Georgia ridership broke 200,000 passengers for the first in 2011.

Local Redistricting Maps Drawn

State lawmakers are busy approving county and school board election district maps. It’s part of the once-a-decade redistricting effort that began last year. Legislators are trying to complete the process quickly so the maps will be ready by race qualifying time.

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