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Georgia execution would be 1st since Okla. problem
In what would be the first lethal injection since a botched execution in Oklahoma nearly two months ago, a Georgia death row inmate convicted in the death of his 15-year-old neighbor is set to be executed Tuesday evening.
Starbucks clears college degree path for employees
Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree.
Texting while driving is latest teen risk as smoking declines
While smoking among American teens has fallen to a 22-year low, most adolescents admit to engaging in a new type of risky behavior: texting while driving.
VIDEO: Man attracts attention of local officials after feeding, swimming with alligators
Home video from a recent swamp boat tour in Louisiana shows a guide in the water feeding chicken and marshmallows to two alligators. The video has attracted the attention of local and state wildlife officials.
State settles with 3 ex-ethics commission employees
The state ethics commission has settled for more than $1.8 million with three former employees alleging retaliation related to an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal, bringing an end to what could have been a protracted court battle in a major election year.
Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more
American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less.
Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting
A gunman shot and killed a student Tuesday at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon shortly after classes started and was found dead himself as police arrived, authorities said.
Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86
Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.
Senate candidates campaign in Ga.'s GOP stronghold
Candidates in Georgia's fiercely contested Republican Senate race sought votes in one of the most solidly Republican areas in the country on Saturday, just days ahead of a primary that could help determine congressional control.
Dog-bite claims rise to record
Dog-bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 5.5 percent last year to 17,359, breaking the record from 2003, as New York had the costliest attacks among states with the most incidents.
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