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Judge sides with Fulton in property tax hike

Judge Brantley did not rule the tax hike is legal. But he declined to order Fulton to refrain from collecting it.

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Michael Johns

Johns death cover up?

A friend of the "American Idol" contestant says his wife tried to cover up the cause of his death. | Photos:  Notable deaths 2014

Week in entertainment: December 15

L.A. honored in ATL

Music executive Antonio "L.A." Reid will be recognized for his deep influence on music in Atlanta. | LeCrae hits No. 1 on Billboard chart

American brasserie kicks off new Krog Street Market

Look at Krog St. Market

Two new restaurants and an unlikely bar are amongst the first entries at the new complex. | Final Krog Street restaurant sign on

12 recommended events this fall

All things Music Midtown

Everything you need to know about this weekend's two-day music fest. | Photos:  Music Midtown through the years| More Music Midtown news

Japanfest

Weekend best bets

Strut in East Atlanta, partake in Wanderlust, see JapanFest in Duluth and more. | Another big music weekend in Atlanta

SPORTS

TRAVEL

Southeastern travel: Outdoors

Southeastern travel: Outdoors

Seeking sand between the toes or a lung full of mountain air? Southeastern outdoor activities come more plentiful than muscadines on the vine.

NATION & WORLD

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.

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BUSINESS

Home Depot breach hit 56 million cards

Two weeks after being notified it had been hacked, Home Depot said Thursday that cybercriminals made off with information from an estimated 56 million “unique” payment cards at its stores.

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GA & ATLANTA

Georgia’s unemployment rate rises, bucking seasonal trend

Georgia’s unemployment rate took an unexpectedly large bounce in August to 8.1 percent, reinforcing the state’s reputation as one of the worst places in the country to find a job and fueling the heated governor’s race that revolves increasingly around the economy.

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The Prep Zone blog covers high school sports in Atlanta and Georgia

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Business beat

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Radio & TV Talk / Rodney Ho

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The Buzz / Jennifer Brett

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Find metro Atlanta deals and bargains to save you money

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Best Atlanta restaurants, new places to try, recipes, Atlanta chefs and food

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AJC Parenting

Raising healthy children without going insane, one blog post at a time.

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Mike Luckovich

Today's editorial cartoon from the AJC's Pulitzer Prize winner