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Military families' housing benefits lag as rents explode

When Kristin Martin found out her husband was being transferred to Naval Base San Diego, securing housing for their family of five quickly took over her life. On-base housing wasn't an option — the waitlist for a four-bedroom home in the...

 

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections

ATLANTA (AP) — As nations grapple with new outbreaks and spiking death tolls from the coronavirus, a commonly available drug appeared Tuesday to offer hope that the most seriously ill could have a better chance of survival. The pandemic has forced...

 

Calls for de-escalation training grow after Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta in the span of less than three weeks have led to a push in the U.S. for more training of police officers in how to de-escalate tense situations before they...

 

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday...

 

Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers punish Delta for crossing the NRA

ATLANTA (AP) — Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers Thursday took revenge on Delta for crossing the National Rifle Association, killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel that would have saved the airline millions. A sweeping tax bill with the fuel exemption...

 

'Naked politics' of punishing Delta could haunt Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge. By killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel, pro-gun Republicans...

 

Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge named for segregationist

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that currently honors...

 

Girl Scouts to lobby over bridge named for segregationist

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia are expected to gather inside the state Capitol on Tuesday with milk and cookies seeking to convince lawmakers to get their founder's name affixed to a Savannah bridge that is currently...

 

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