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Ethics Commission Finally Gets A New Chief

State officials have chosen a new leader for the troubled Georgia Ethics Commission. Stefan Ritter, a Senior Assistant Attorney General, was selected Tuesday from four finalists for the executive secretary position.

Ethics Commission Finally Gets A New Chief

State officials have chosen a new leader for the troubled Georgia Ethics Commission. Stefan Ritter, a Senior Assistant Attorney General, was selected Tuesday from four finalists for the executive secretary position.

Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Case; What's At Stake For Georgia?

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will take up one of the most important cases they've heard in decades: gay marriage. Most experts believe the court will say gays and lesbians have the right to marry.

Atlanta's Former US Attorney One Step Closer To New Post

A US Senate committee has given its approval to Sally Yates. President Obama has tapped the former US Attorney in Atlanta to be Deputy Attorney General. The Judiciary Committee approved her nomination Thursday, on a vote of 18-2.
State Attorney General Sam Olens

Sam Olens: Georgia Will Respect Supreme Court Decision On Gay Marriage

State Attorney General Sam Olens says his office will abide by any ruling the US Supreme Court will make on same-sex marriage.

Longtime Head Of Vets Service Agency Dies At 92

Pete Wheeler, who served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service for more than six decades, has died at age 92.

Milledgeville Mayor Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

The former mayor of Milledgeville has turned himself in to face a dozen charges of insurance fraud.

Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Less than two years after he was removed from power by the military, an Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the arrest and torture of protesters during his tenure.

National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

NPR along with seven public radio stations around the country is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live.

Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen began almost a month ago, targeting rebels who have taken over much of the country.

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