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A House speaker under seige by tea party forces

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Jim Galloway Ellijay, Ga. - On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal and his extensive entourage could have trekked to any one of 180 House districts to sign HB 60, the gun bill - now law - that will greatly expand where concealed weaponry can be carried.

Nathan Deal stresses ‘positive changes’ in gun bill he’ll sign today

politics.blog.ajc.com — By Greg Bluestein Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation today that would vastly expand where Georgians can legally carry firearms, a proposal that has drawn heaps of praise and scorn from outside groups. Deal, though, prefers the focus be on the "significant positive changes" that sapped some of the more contentious parts of the bill.
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Georgians will be allowed to carry guns in schools, churches and bars under bill signed into law today via @bluestein ow.ly/w5FMc
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Congress questions bonuses for disciplined IRS workers

ajc.com — Outraged by a Treasury Department report which showed the IRS paid cash bonuses and gave extra time off to more than 2,800 tax agency workers who had been cited for internal misconduct, lawmakers in both parties demanded answers and changes in how the IRS hands out employee performance awards in the future.
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5 things to know about the Falcons’ 2014 schedule

atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com — By D. Orlando Ledbetter FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL released the Falcons' 2014 schedule on Wednesday. Here's our quickie analysis. Check back later for more in depth coverage of the schedule. 1. Falcons open against Saints in rematch of Vaccaro-Gate game. 2. Only two nationally televised games. (Thurs vs.
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5 things to know about the Falcons’ 2014 full schedule. Bye after halfway point. 8th game| #Falcons shar.es/TD0Gx #NFL Schedule

More big commitments coming this week

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — McEachern High School's Taj Griffin, who is ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation, tweeted out that he plans to commit on Thursday. No further details are known at this point. Griffin made an unofficial visit in March to Oregon, which is his rumored frontrunner.

Will Georgia OL pick Auburn or UGA at 3 p.m. Thursday?

recruiting.blog.ajc.com — Kaleb Kim, who is ranked as the fourth-best offensive linemen in the state of Georgia, will announce between UGA and Auburn at 3 p.m. Thursday. Here's the 6-foot-4, 280-pounder from Mill Creek High School on his finalists: Auburn: "(Offensive line coach) JB Grimes, he's an awesome man.

NCR’s CEO implies no decision yet on Atlanta move

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Officials for NCR, the financial technology giant, have for the first time publicly acknowledged that they are considering moving operations from Gwinnett County to the city of Atlanta. But in brief comments to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today, NCR chairman and chief executive Bill Nuti implied the company has not made a decision on such a shift from its Duluth headquarters.

‘American Idol’ top 6 performance recap

radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com — While the theme ("A little bit of country, a little bit rock and roll") might evoke Donny Osmond, most of the acts tonight felt far more modern, which is a good thing. There was only one truly disastrous performance and that was CJ Harris's country song, a theme you'd think he'd excel.

13-foot shark caught near Fort Lauderdale

ajc.com — WSVN-TV in Broward County reports that two men caught a 13-foot hammerhead shark Monday afternoon. The shark, according to the report, was caught near the pier at Commercial Boulevard and A1A in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The report goes on: Ryan Polash and a friend were the ones who caught the sea creature and helped guide it toward the shore.

Falcons to open 2014 season by hosting Saints

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offseason grit and toughness campaign will get tested early by the 2014 schedule, which was released by the NFL on Wednesday. In a rematch of last season's opener, the Falcons will face arch-rival New Orleans Saints to kick-off the regular-season at 1 p.m.

Abducted 2-year-old girl could be in Georgia

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution After her infant sister was found dead, a 2-year-old Mississippi girl was abducted by her parents, according to police and media reports. The girl's abduction prompted a nationwide Amber Alert and a Levi's Call in Georgia, where the family could be heading. The toddler, Maliah Harris, was last seen around 5:35 a.m.

Despite loss, Hawks return home with advantage

ajc.com — The ball is in the Hawks' court - literally.The Hawks host the Pacers in Game 3 on Thursday with their Eastern Conference playoff series tied 1-1.

Marlins El Oso Blanco’d again; Gattis 2-run double gives...

ajc.com — Whatever is ailing the Braves offense lately, it isn't affecting Evan Gattis. For that, the Braves were thankful again Wednesday.
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Braves quotes after Wednesday’s win against Marlins

ajc.com — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - quotes compiled by Carroll Rogers and David O'Brien Braves quotes from Evan Gattis, Aaron Harang, Andrelton Simmons and manager Fredi Gonzalez after Wednesday's 3-1 win against the Marlins.

Meet LaTavia Roberson and Meelah Williams, the two new ‘R&B Divas Atlanta’

radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com — With Latasha Scott, Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert bowing out after two seasons of TV One's "R&B Divas Atlanta," producers found two younger R&B singers who had their heyday in the late 1990s to fill the void: former Destiny's Child singer LaTavia Roberson and former 702 lead singer M...
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