Monday November 30th, 2015 6:33AM
Congress returns to unfinished business, Dec. 11 deadline to complete must-pass spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes, an end-of-the-year stretch that will test the standing of Republican leaders like Ho...
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Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision
Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history.
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Cooperative weather, flights aid so-far smooth post-Thanksgiving travel efforts
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth trav...
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Falcons' slump deepens in 20-10 loss to Vikings
Matt Ryan heard some of the loudest boos of his career after another Falcons loss...
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Newspaper investigation: Campaign reports full of errors
Campaign finance reports filed by state and local officials in Georgia are often riddled with mistakes and discrepancies, with some leaving tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash apparently unaccounted for, an Atlanta newspaper investigation shows.
3:21PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Hall Co Fire Services hosting bicycle helmet fitting and giveaway event
Hall County Fire Services will be sponsoring a free bike helmet giveaway on Monday.
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By Russell Brown
Gainesville businesses among those on UGA Alumni Association's Bulldog 100 list
Two Gainesville businesses and a number of others in northeast Georgia are on this year's UGA Alumni Association Bulldog 100 list.
6:53PM ( 11 hours ago )
Red Cross bracing for holiday-related decline in blood, platelet donations
Red Cross chapters across the south - such as the one in Gainesville - are bracing for an annual decline in blood and platelet donations which usually occurs around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Hall Co. HELP program celebrates 10th anniversary
A Hall County program which provides alternatives to incarceration for criminal defendants with mental health issues celebrated its tenth anniversary recently.
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The Latest: Climate talks see more world leaders together than ever before, UN says
PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local:12:10 p.m.More world leaders are in the same place at the same time than ever before at a crit...
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT WORLD LEADERS ARE HOPING CLIMATE TALKS SIGNIFYBy striking a deal to cut emissions that ar...
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Obama, Xi tout close US-China coordination on climate change as global talks open in Paris
PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday touted close U.S. cooperation with China on climate change as vital to world efforts to slow global warming, even as he acknowledged persistent difference...
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5 things: What we learned from the quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs
Here’s a look at five things we learned from the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs...
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PLAYOFFS: Three goes into four, as area trio earn semifinal berths
Once the dust settled on Friday night, northeast Georgia found three teams still standing in the state football playoffs -- and it was so nearly four...
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(VIDEO) Class AAAAAA: Mill Creek routs Archer to advance to first semifinals
Mill Creek used a dominating defensive performance to whip Archer 23-0 and advance to its first-ever semifinals in a Class AAAAAA quarterfinal matchup Friday night at Mill Creek Community Stadium.
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Run game, defense helps Dogs seal victory over Jackets, 9-win campaign
Mark Richt trotted over to a corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium, where the Georgia band played and the red-clad faithful had nothing but cheers for the embattled coach.
11:59PM ( 1 day ago )
Watson puts up 4 TDs and No. 1 Clemson moves to 12-0 with 37-32 win over South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson isn't giving up on Clemson's step-by-step approach, not when it's worked so well. Watson had another big day, running for three touchdowns and passing for a fourth...
11:58PM ( 1 day ago )
Boys basketball: Vikings bounce back from loss with win over Paideia
Jacquen Hopkins led four players in double figures with 14 points as East Hall beat Paideia 68-54 Saturday in the Hoopsgiving Classic at Holy Innocents High School.
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Japan's top central banker, leaders appeal for corporate help in boosting economy
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank governor and other officials are stepping up appeals to cash-rich corporations to do more to boost the country's faltering economic recovery.The flurry of comments ai...
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Obama prods world on climate change but faces pushback from critics on homefront
PARIS (AP) — Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leader...
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Adele's '25' sells record-breaking 3.38 million copies in first week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele's new album "25" has sold 3.38 million copies in its first week, smashing single week sales records, according to Nielsen Music.As reported by Billboard, "25" is the first alb...
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South Korean rapper PSY set to release his 1st album since smash hit 'Gangnam Style'
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years ago with the smash hit "Gangnam Style," says th...
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Final 'Hunger Games' installment knocks out 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at holiday box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weeke...
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Barnes art museum looks to build on successful move, reach new audiences, expand offerings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than a million people have visited The Barnes Foundation since the art museum moved to Philadelphia from a suburb in May 2012. That's almost three times the number of visitors...
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Madden dominates at Cleveland for Gobbler victory
Chris Madden is on a late season hot streak. The Gray Court, S.C. driver led flag-to-flag for the $10,000 victory in the Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned Gobbler 77 at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tenn. on Saturday night.
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