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If summer temperatures increase by 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, brown thrashers would lose nearly 75% of their range in Georgia.

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Georgia Southern University faculty are holding events on censorship and free speech this week following a book burning by students.


Author Jennine Capó Crucet spoke at the school’s Statesboro campus last week about white privilege and the college experience. Some students challenged her, and video posted on social media showed students burning her book.


School administrators said the students were within their rights but the book burning “does not align with Georgia Southern’s values.”

Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library in August.


Ahmad Coleman, 25, was arrested Thursday by U.S. Marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding." She was released hours later.

On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol "inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created."

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Loggerhead sea turtles are wrapping up a record nesting and hatching season on the Georgia coast.


More than 3,900 turtles nested on Georgia beaches this year, the most ever. 


Although some nests were lost to Hurricane Dorian, more than 60% produced hatchlings. Experts said that is a good rate.

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The funeral for Jessye Norman will be held in Augusta on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.

The hometown of renowned opera star Jessye Norman is continuing four days of honoring her life.

Augusta, Georgia, officials plan on Friday to name the street outside the arts school Norman opened in 2003 after her. The Jessye Norman School of the Arts provides free fine arts education to disadvantaged children.

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The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park.


By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history.


The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt Atlanta another playoff heartbreak, routing the Braves 13-1 in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

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Former President Jimmy Carter is weighing in on the House impeachment inquiry after learning of the Trump administration’s decision to block a U.S. diplomat from speaking with lawmakers about his alleged involvement in President Donald Trump’s request for a foreign official to investigate a domestic political opponent.

Carter said the White House was “trying to stonewall” the inquiry by blocking officials from cooperating.

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So far, 18 people have died, including one Georgian, and more than 1,000 people have been suddenly sickened with severe lung illness related to using electronic cigarettes, health officials say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Principal Deputy Secretary Dr. Anne Schuchat said during the Oct. 3 update that the latest numbers indicate the problem is only growing worse. 

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Film producer and Atlanta resident Tyler Perry recently celebrated the opening of his new studios with a black-tie event Saturday evening. The new facility is located on the grounds of the historic former Fort McPherson Army base.

Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey is making another large donation to one of Atlanta's historic black colleges and universities.


Morehouse College is set to receive a $13 million gift from the television icon as part of the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program.



Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.
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The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.

The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A private interment will follow. There are two public viewings — on Thursday and Friday.

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  • Shark Fishing Rules Altered
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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering changes to the rules governing shark fishing.

Two deepwater species of sharks, the Ocean Whitetip and the Shortfin Mako, would receive greater protections under the proposal. Fishing for the Whitetip would be banned entirely while Makos that are harvested would need to be larger.

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Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment.


When it arrived, they were ready.


Swanson hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Duvall delivered a two-run single as the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.



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Former President Jimmy Carter fell Sunday at his home in Georgia and needed some stitches above his brow, but "feels fine," his spokeswoman said.

Deanna Congileo said in an email that the 39th president fell Sunday in Plains, Georgia, and received stitches. Carter turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone.

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WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot a fleeing, unarmed black man was acquitted Saturday of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.

The jury, however, found Zechariah Presley guilty of violating his oath of office in the 2018 shooting of Tony Green, 33, in coastal Camden County near the Georgia-Florida state line.

Presley was ordered to be jailed pending sentencing Oct. 18. He faces a prison term of one to five years.


Police in Savannah are offering a big reward for tips that lead to a break in slaying that remains unsolved after 17 years.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff joins us live in studio as the latest guest in our series of conversations with David Perdue’s challengers. Will he be able to capitalize on the energy and campaign funds that animated his race for Congress two years ago or will the loss of the most expensive race in congressional history hold him back?

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The White House is seen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, as House Democrats move aggressively in their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, new polling shows voters support accelerating President’s Trump’s impeachment inquiry. What does Emory University’s Dr. Andra Gillespie have to take away from this and how is the impeachment investigation affecting Georgians right now?