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September 3 hearing set in Sheriff Metts case

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Metts is free on $100,000 bond and has been suspended from office he held since 1972. He is South Carolina's eighth sheriff to be charged or investigated in the last four years.

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Nearly 1,100 new US citizens sworn in Atlanta

Posted: 07/02/2014 - The ceremony Wednesday at Turner Field was part of an annual celebration of Independence Day by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency is welcoming about 7,800 new citizens in more than 95 naturalization ceremonies around the country this week.

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Georgia Senate candidate Nunn releases tax information

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Democrat Michelle Nunn has released five years of federal tax returns, as she awaits the winner of a July 22 runoff between Republicans Jack Kingston and David Perdue for Georgia's open Senate seat.

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New suppliers for Georgia nuclear power plant

Plant Vogtle

Updated: 07/01/2014 - A factory in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was originally tasked with producing many of the modules for the project. However, it struggled to produce the parts as they were designed while meeting strict quality control rules.

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Chicago Police: Shootings up, homicides down

Posted: 07/01/2014 - The department says there were 172 homicides through June 30 -- nine fewer than during the same period last year. The number of shooting incidents rose from 844 to 890 and the number of shooting victims rose from 1,030 to 1,115 for the same period.

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College of Charleston goes tobacco-free

Updated: 07/01/2014 - The College of Charleston has gone not just smoke-free, but tobacco-free. The college's new tobacco policy approved last October is taking effect Tuesday.

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Audit suggests creating SC adult abuse registry

Posted: 07/01/2014 - An audit of the agency that serves South Carolinians with disabilities finds the Legislature can curb abuse and neglect by requiring a central registry and allowing electronic monitoring of facilities' common areas.

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UPDATE: 3 men struck, killed while trying to cross freeway

Updated: 07/01/2014 - Parish said the men had entered the freeway from the east, crossed all northbound lanes, and then scaled the median wall that separates northbound and southbound traffic before they were struck.

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Autopsy: Hyperthermia killed Child left in hot SUV

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office says in a news release that toxicology results are still pending but that it believes the cause of death was hyperthermia and the manner of death was homicide.

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2 top Veterans Affairs officials leaving jobs

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson made the moves less than a month after he replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. Shinseki resigned after apologizing for the agency's problems.

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Feds say they will discourage child immigration

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Johnson says the kids have adequate care. He says he will continue to warn against crossing the border illegally and says there is "no free pass" to stay in the country.

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Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Billows of black smoke could be seen from a mile (kilometer) away. It is the latest in a series of violent attacks blamed on Islamic extremists. Nigerian security forces appear incapable of curtailing the near-daily attacks concentrated in the northeast, where Boko Haram extremists have their stronghold.

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