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DeKalb high school gunman gets 20 years

McNair secretary talked Michael Brandon Hill into giving up rifle in August 2013 | Photos: Courtroom | That day

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'Dancing' recap

Which celebrities showed prowess on the dance floor, and which ones had two left feet on last night's premiere? | Meet the cast

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Zesto Drive-In to close

The Ponce de Leon location will close its doors for good this week after 60 years. | More food news and updates

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Buckhead Atlanta opening

The highly anticipated development opens to the public on Thursday. | Restaurants within | Q&A with developer

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U2 giveth, you can taketh

Not thrilled with U2's "gift" in the form of a free album? Find out how to delete it. | Top song on Atlanta radio

9 Southern books you should read this fall

What should you read?

We take a look at nine new Southern books, plus give you a personal recommendation on what to read this fall.

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A weekend on … Alabama Gulf Coast

A weekend on … Alabama Gulf Coast

Weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast one of three ways: on a budget, spending a bit more, or when the getaway calls for a splurge.

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NATION & WORLD

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.

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BUSINESS

UPS hiring 90,000 seasonal workers

UPS said it is hiring 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal workers — nearly double the 55,000 it hired last year.

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HEALTH

Kendria Miller, 27 , of College Park, Ga. lost 51 pounds

SUCCESS STORY / Kendria Miller, 27: From 271 pounds to 220 poundsFormer weight: 271 poundsCurrent weight: 220 poundsPounds lost: 51 poundsHeight: 5 feet 2 inchesAge: 27 yearsHow long she’s kept it off: Started in December 2011 and reached her current weight in June 2012Personal life: Miller recently graduated from a medical assistant program and lives in College Park with her sister, Kendra, who was featured in Success Stories in July (tinyurl.

GA & ATLANTA

Prosecutor: Power, punishment, perjury at core of Burrell Ellis case

10:59 a.m. — A DeKalb County prosecutor told jurors power, punishment and perjury were at the core of the case against former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis.

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