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Georgia’s attorney general has asked for a temporary injunction against the Becton Dickinson plant in Covington.

The lawsuit, filed in Newton County Superior Court, alleges BD Bard has violated the state’s Air Quality Act and rules for air quality control. The medical plant uses the carcinogenic gas ethylene oxide as a part of its operations.

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On Second Thought continues its "Main Ingredient" series in which a chef tells us about his or her essential southern ingredient. 

For Chef Deborah VanTrece, it's okra — a key ingredient she's cooked with since she was a teenager. VanTrece invited us into her restaurant kitchen at Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours in Atlanta and prepared succotash with okra.


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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.

A statement from The Carter Center says Jimmy suffered "a minor pelvic fracture" on Monday, but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home.

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The Third Infantry Division has released more information about the training accident that killed three soldiers and injured three others early Sunday morning.

At about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off of a bridge and was submerged in a stream, according to Major General Antonio Aguto, the commanding general of the division.

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Jenkins, Cpl. Thomas Walker and Pfc. Antonio Garcia were killed.

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Today on Political Rewind, a Georgia law allowing companies to grow and sell medical marijuana has been in effect for six months. However, implementation has stalled because state leaders have failed to appoint a board tasked with awarding marijuana growing and selling contracts. Our panel will discuss the slowdown.


Mark Richt spent 15 seasons as Georgia's head coach, going 145-51 with two SEC championships and five division titles. He retired following the 2018 season, after compiling a 26-13 record in three seasons at Miami.
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Former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt tweeted Monday that he is recovering from a heart attack.

The 59-year-old Richt is working as a studio analyst for the ACC Network.

Marine salvage experts are trying to determine what caused a fire, Sunday, Oct. 20, in the overturned cargo ship lying close to Georgia's seacoast.
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State officials say they may never know what caused smoke to come out of the overturned cargo ship that has been immobilized in the St. Simons Sound for more than a month.

Marine workers noticed clouds of white smoke coming from the Golden Ray vessel Sunday morning.

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Susan Rice has been called a lot of names. She was nicknamed "Spo" as a child, for her sporting athletic abilities. President Barack Obama labeled her one of three "Furies" on his national security team. One TV commentator called her "the right's favorite chew-toy," following her now infamous round of TV talk shows days after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Just this weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that Rice was a "disaster" for her role in the Obama administration's Syria policy. And, as we learn in her new autobiography, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, she has been called worse.


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On its second national reproductive health scorecard, Atlanta received a ranking of two out of five stars. The report card was released Monday by the National Institute for Reproductive Health.


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The Atlanta Falcons' losing streak now stands at five games after Sunday's 37-10 defeat against the L.A. Rams.

 

Quarterback Matt Ryan was injured in the fourth quarter and running back Devonte Freeman was ejected after throwing a punch at an opposing player. 

 

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Three soldiers were killed at Fort Stewart Sunday morning and three were hospitalized following a training accident at the base near Savannah. The injured soldiers were taken to a military hospital. 

The soldiers were member of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The accident occurred when they were riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

The nation's response to the deadly opioid epidemic has been broadly bipartisan, but deep divides have emerged over a settlement plan offered last month by Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin.

Democratic state attorneys general have generally panned the deal, which would force Purdue's owners, member of the Sackler family, to give up control of their company while paying roughly $3 billion in cash from their personal fortunes.

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Valdosta is putting a temporary halt to the opening of new vape shops. 

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Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.

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Come next WNBA season, the Atlanta Dream will have a new home in College Park.

The team announced Friday, they would play their home games in the 2020 season in Gateway Center Arena.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, state agencies risk cuts to personnel following Gov. Brian Kemp's order for 4% budget cuts now and 6% next fiscal year. The governor's press secretary, Cody Hall, is on our panel and we discuss those cuts.

 

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This past summer, MARTA was considering renaming five train stations in Atlanta. It was an effort to keep up with changes in the city and to reflect surrounding neighborhoods.

Today, MARTA says no decision on renaming stations has been made, but that they are currently refining the process of making those decisions in the future.

One station proposed to be re-christened: Bankhead. The area was named after the highway that ran through it, which was in turn named after an Alabama family. But the Bankhead name is perhaps more closely associated with the torrent of rap and hip hop that grew from Atlanta's Westside and nearby neighborhoods. So, what's in the name "Bankhead"?

 


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On Second Thought is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to see former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice live at Atlanta’s Ferst Center Wednesday, Oct. 23. 

You can hear On Second Thought’s interview with Rice live at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, on GPB's 18 radio stations, at gpbnews.org or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Thirty years ago, HIV and AIDS were mysterious diseases with no cure. Now in 2019, people with those diagnoses can not only survive, but they can thrive.

Here in Atlanta, one organization aims to educate communities about HIV. SisterLove Inc. focuses on improving access to HIV and AIDS prevention, self-help and safe sex in underrepresented communities.


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Buford Highway is an eight-mile stretch of highway between Atlanta and Buford, Georgia that has earned the reputation as the place to seek international cuisine in Atlanta.  But there’s more than just food – Buford Highway is also a thriving center of international cultures. More than a thousand immigrant-owned businesses have laid the economic and social foundations for building community along what the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has called, “Atlanta’s International Corridor.”

We Love BuHi” started as an Instagram page in 2015 to highlight the local businesses along Buford Highway. Today, it’s a bona fide non-profit that aims to build connections across the various communities thriving there through storytelling, art and community events.


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Until recently, you could have probably ridden by the Leesburg Stockade in southwest Georgia without noticing it or having any clue about the civil rights history to which the squat, block building bore witness.

A new historical marker at the site has changed some of that. It has also led to a debate about just how many young girls were jailed there in the summer of 1963.

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There's plenty to do in Savannah this fall weekend, from art and music to a spooky ballet. Zach Dennis of Do Savannah and Bevin Valentine Jalbert of Paprika Southern have some tips.


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Atlanta activists are demanding Cobb County law enforcement officials to make changes in their facilities after another inmate was found dead within the county’s jail.

Kevil Wingo, 36, was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital Sept. 29 after experiencing a medical emergency in his cell, according to the Cobb County medical examiner.

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The state is set to execute its third inmate this year.


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The Rachel Maddow Show is the biggest draw on MSNBC’s primetime line-up. The show tilts against Fox News’ Sean Hannity in the high stakes battle for cable news viewers. Both hosts have large and obsessive audiences, and both have seen double digit jumps in ratings since congress launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

That story was roiling when Rachel Maddow made her way onto the stage, at an event sponsored by A Cappella Books last Sunday, Oct. 13. On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott interviewed Maddow at the Fox Theatre. Today’s episode is part of the interview from Sunday.


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Flannery O’Connor featured her beloved Milledgeville farm, Andalusia, in several of her stories.

The 550-acre dairy farm includes the hay loft where an itinerant Bible salesman cajoles Joy Hulga out of her prosthetic leg in Good Country People and the walls of trees on the property conceal the fiery furnace of A Circle in the Fire. Of course, the iconic peacocks O’Connor raised were featured in her 1941 essay, The King of Birds.

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Today’s music minute highlights the artist behind one of the most popular country songs to ever come out of Georgia, featuring one of the state’s natural landmarks.

 

Alan Jackson, the artist behind the hit song “Chattahoochee,” was born in Newnan on this day in 1958. 

 


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The University of Georgia's College of Education will be named next year to honor the school's first African American graduate. 

 

Mary Frances Early was the third black student to attend UGA, but she was the first to graduate, earning a master's degree in music education in 1962.

 

 


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Students of Georgia Southern University gathered Wednesday night for a difficult conversation about race, free speech and tolerance.

It comes after a book burning on campus.


American Cancer Society

The latest data from the American Cancer Society indicate breast cancer is now the most common cause of cancer death for African American women in Georgia even though breast cancer deaths overall have been declining.


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