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'The selling of an election': dangerous level of private control revealed in 2018 Georgia midterms

'The Selling Of An Election': How Private Firms Compromised Midterms Security

Georgia's voting machines and online registration were almost entirely managed by private companies, prompting security concerns



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Four Immigrants Have Died at Stewart ICE Jail in Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down

Four Immigrants Have Died At Stewart ICE Jail In Georgia. Advocates Want It Shut Down

A 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico died last week at Stewart Detention Center, one of the largest immigration jails in the United States and one that has been plagued by allegations of neglect and abuse for years. Pedro Arriago-Santoya was the fourth person to die at Stewart in just two years and the seventh person to die while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement since October. An immigration judge had ordered Arriago-Santoya be deported in June. Instead, he was transferred to Stewart on July 10 as his removal proceedings continued. Two weeks later he was pronounced dead at a Georgia hospital. He had complained of abdominal pain and later went into cardiac arrest. Between May 2017 and July 2018, three immigrants died while detained at Stewart--a private immigration jail owned by the megacorporation CoreCivic. We speak with Azadeh Shahshahani, legal and advocacy director at Project South and the former president of the National Lawyers Guild.



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Georgia officials accused of destroying evidence in touchscreen voting machine lawsuit

Georgia Officials Accused Of Destroying Evidence In Touchscreen Voting Machine Lawsuit

Election integrity advocates allege touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are unsecure and vulnerable to hacking



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Gay couple sues over U.S. refusal to recognize child as citizen

Gay Couple Sues Over U.S. Refusal To Recognize Child As Citizen

Americans Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg are suing because their daughter Simone, born via surrogate in England, is being denied U.S. citizenship.



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Man's death ruled to be from natural causes until funeral home finds stab wounds

Man's Death Ruled To Be From Natural Causes Until Funeral Home Finds Stab Wounds

A medical examiner's investigator in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was disciplined after she listed the cause of a man's death incorrectly twice.



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Georgia Beachgoers Help Save Pod of Stranded Pilot Whales

Georgia Beachgoers Help Save Pod Of Stranded Pilot Whales

All but three of the animals that swam too close to shore made it back to the sea alive



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Black Georgia lawmaker says she was

Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was "verbally Attacked" By Man Who Told Her To "go Back Where You Came From"

Erica Thomas, a Georgia state representative who is nine months pregnant, says she was "verbally attacked" at a grocery store



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A Georgia couple is sued by a white tenant who says she was evicted after having African American guests

A Georgia Couple Is Sued By A White Tenant Who Says She Was Evicted After Having African American Guests

A white woman in North Georgia has filed a housing discrimination suit against landlords who she says evicted her because she had African American guests over for a play date with her daughters, aged 2 and 9.



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Wrong-way car crash on Georgia highway leaves 7 dead

Wrong-way Car Crash On Georgia Highway Leaves 7 Dead

An SUV crossed the median of a Georgia highway and crashed into a van going the opposite direction, killing seven people and injuring three children, authorities said.



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Chick-fil-A worker jumps through drive-thru window, saves choking boy

Chick-fil-A Worker Jumps Through Drive-thru Window, Saves Choking Boy

Chick-fil-A employees are known for being polite and eager to please. But a Chick-fil-A worker in Georgia is now being called a hero.



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Thousands want to adopt Baby India, found swaddled in a plastic bag in Georgia

Thousands Want To Adopt Baby India, Found Swaddled In A Plastic Bag In Georgia

The newborn found swaddled in a plastic bag and crying on top of a pile of leaves and twigs in Georgia this month is ready for her "forever home," an official says.



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Dramatic video shows rescue of newborn girl from plastic bag in Georgia woods

Dramatic Video Shows Rescue Of Newborn Girl From Plastic Bag In Georgia Woods

Forsyth County Sheriff's are still searching for the girl's mother and request any information



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Georgia inmate is the 1,500th person executed in the US since the death penalty was reinstated

Georgia Inmate Is The 1,500th Person Executed In The US Since The Death Penalty Was Reinstated

A Georgia inmate convicted in the killing of man who gave him a ride in 1997 died by lethal injection Thursday, the state's Department of Corrections said.



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Georgia protests: ‘Thousands storm parliament’ over Russian MP

Protesters Try To Storm Georgia Parliament

Protesters have attempted to storm Georgia's parliament over the appearance of a Russian MP.



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Why are extreme abortion laws taking over America? Blame gerrymandering

Why Are Extreme Abortion Laws Taking Over America? Blame Gerrymandering

Republican state lawmakers use redistricting to push through hardline laws that aren't supported by voters



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Bob Iger:

Bob Iger: "Very Difficult" For Disney To Work In Georgia If New Abortion Law Enacted

The company has previously filmed blockbuster movies in the state, including 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Endgame.'



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Netflix says it will rethink its investment in Georgia if 'heartbeat' abortion law goes into effect

Netflix Says It Will Rethink Its Investment In Georgia If 'heartbeat' Abortion Law Goes Into Effect

Netflix chief content officer said it will work with the ACLU to fight the law in court.



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Georgia man drowns trying to save dad who walked off boat into lake, reports say

Georgia Man Drowns Trying To Save Dad Who Walked Off Boat Into Lake, Reports Say

In a sad story from Georgia, a son dived into a lake to save his father--but only the father came out alive, the LaGrange Daily News reports.



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Georgia GOP candidate appears to threaten Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders in video

Georgia GOP Candidate Appears To Threaten Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders In Video

A congressional candidate in Georgia is targeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders all but literally. A campaign video from Republican Harrison Floyd shows images of the progre...



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Georgia district attorneys refuse to enforce new abortion law

Georgia District Attorneys Refuse To Enforce New Abortion Law

A number of district attorneys in counties around Atlanta said they will not prosecute women for getting an abortion under Georgia's recently passed restrictive "heartbeat" aborti...



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