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Atlanta news update

A Ringling Brothers train was spotted on E. College Avenue (Decatur Metro)

Dr. Amber Dermont, professor of creative writing at Agnes Scott College, had her new novel Starboard Sea reviewed in The New York Times  for the Sunday Book Review (NY Times)

On Tuesday, unincorporated Dekalb county will catch up with Fulton and other Georgia counties to vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

On Sat., March 3 the Atlanta Hawks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-90. (NBA)

On Fri., March 2 a tornado touched ground in Paulding, Haralson counties and Cobb County. (11Alive)

Popular reality show “The Voice” boasts 5 contestants from Atlanta (AJC)

Erroll Davis, Atlanta Public School Superintendent, has recommended to close down 13 APS schools, as well as redraw the school districts (AJC)

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CA Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 2010 California Bill Proposition 8 (Prop 8) — which attempted to define marriage as between a man and a woman, a response to the previous court decision to legalize gay marriage — was ruled unconstitutional on Tues., Feb. 7. The ruling sets the controversial law up for a probable appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeeshop closes its doors

Due to a failing economy, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse declared that its doors would be closing to the public, effective on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Storeowner Philip Rafshoon held an interview at the store on Wednesday, Jan. 25, during which he made public that the store was officially closing and filing for bankruptcy.

“We’re in a big financial hole that it’s just impossible to come out of,” Rafshoon said. “This morning we’ll be filing for bankruptcy and Outwrite as a company will cease to exist.”

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Gabrielle Giffords Resigns from Congress

by Michelle Williams Staff Writer    Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords announced her resignation from Congress Sunday Jan. 22, a year after being shot and wounded in an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona. She stated in a video posted on her website that she would be leaving to focus on her recovery. The following Wednesday, she […]

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Georgia trial questions Obama’s presidential eligibility; Obama fails to show for court

Obama failed to attend his own trial on Jan. 26, despite a Georgia court’s subpoena requiring his presence. Five Georgian citizens, represented by attorneys Orly Taitz, Van Irion and Mark Hatfield, have filed charges against Obama which bring into question his eligibility to run for President in the Georgia primary. Irion is basing his case on the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Minor vs. Happersett, which states:

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Atlanta Schools To Repay $363,000 For Cheating

On Jan. 20, Georgia state officials reported that Atlanta Public Schools intend to return upward of $363,000 awarded to the district due to cheating during testing.

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