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Energy Secretary Tours Plant Vogtle

Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the construction of America's first new nuclear plant in a generation in Georgia will influence whether other utilities nationwide follow suit by investing in new reactors.

Swimmers Won't Notice Beach Water Changes

Federal environmental officials are proposing new beach water quality standards. But swimmers at Georgia's beaches are unlikely to notice any changes.

Video: Georgia's Own 'Caylee's Law'

The disappearance of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in Florida in 2008 sparked national attention and outrage at her mother Casey Anthony for not immediately reporting it.

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.