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WASHINGTON - Shaking a pillar of President Bush's foreign aid policy, the House moved Thursday toward passing legislation that would allow contraceptive grants to groups overseas that offer abortions.
WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to leave the Republicans six years after he stopped being a Democrat makes him a man without a party.
ATLANTA - Waves and sharks aren't the only dangers at the beach. More than two dozen young people have been killed over the last decade when sand holes collapsed on them, report father-and-son doctors who have made warning of the risk their personal campaign.
NEW YORK - The scarlet letter in education these days is an ''R.''
ATLANTA - The Braves swapped left-handed relievers with Detroit on Wednesday, sending former Screven County pitcher Macay McBride to the Tigers for Wilfredo Ledezma.
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DEAR ABBY: "Needs to Be Active" (April 25) wrote that after more than 20 years as a nurse's aide, she feels that no one wants to hire her because she is older. Abby, she does not have an age discrimination problem; she has a marketing and self-promotion problem!
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Beckett's slump lasted all of one game.
This week, we are looking at ways of finding out if three no-trump is a playable contract, and when it proves not to be, heading into that despised contract: five of a minor.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?
Every Wednesday at noon, a group of volunteers comes to Georgia Southern Botanical Garden to help keep the grounds looking good for visitors. The Garden relies on volunteers to help with maintenance, plant sales, and festivals, but this group of volunteers is special: they come from High Hope, a facility in Statesboro for people with mental retardation and developmental disability (MRDD).
WASHINGTON - Vetoing a stem cell bill for the second time, President Bush on Wednesday sought to placate those who disagree with him by signing an executive order urging scientists toward what he termed ''ethically responsible'' research in the field.
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Conditions that have a direct bearing upon your work or career will be quite promising for you in the year ahead. Your chances for bettering yourself in work-related situations will be heightened and rewarded accordingly.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern surrendered a 13-point second half advantage on Thursday night to drop a 74-61 decision to the Wofford Terriers in the final regular season league meeting between the programs. The Eagles were outscored 33-9 over the final 12:14 as the Terriers converted a 11-point deficit into a 13-point victory.
PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
In its final season as a member of the Southern Conference, Georgia Southern is the unanimous pick by the league's coaches to win the softball championship.
ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters and posted incorrect information on giant message boards over freeways, warning drivers of a new storm watch.
DUBLIN, Ga. - The first word about fog or smoke on Interstate 16 came at 7:46 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2013, from a caller wanting emergency officials to know about a section of road where it was difficult to see.
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A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.
By MIKE ANTHONY