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Cedartown High senior was 'dream student'

The girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle with two other students, died in a crash on her way to school.

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers on life support

Comedian went into cardiac arrest last week during a medical procedure. | Photos: Through the years | Her best one-liners

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Usher to play ATL

The R&B star will play a hometown show | Maroon 5 heads to Atlanta in 2015

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Bieber charged

Police said the pop star was arrested for dangerous driving and assault in Ontario. | Photos:  Celebrity arrests 2014

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Stars' accounts hacked

Company says individual accounts -- not Apple's iCloud or Find My Phone -- were compromised.  | Worried about your Internet privacy?

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'Love & Hip Hop' drama

Joseline’s nutty violent behavior is shown and parsed out by the rest of the cast.  | TV best bets: Season premieres, finales

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TRAVEL

Group adventures, with a sense of play

Group adventures, with a sense of play

Every few months, at Musha Cay, a private resort in the Bahamas owned by David Copperfield, the magician gathers his guests and tells them the legend of the unknown pirate.

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NATION & WORLD

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.

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BUSINESS

AGCO cuts jobs in Kansas

AGCO, the Duluth-based farm equipment maker, said it is laying off 24 workers at a plant in Kansas and said more layoffs may occur in the weeks ahead.

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HEALTH

April Jacobs Edington, 45: of McDonough, Ga. lost 95 pounds

SUCCESS STORY / April Jacobs Edington, 45: From 308 pounds to 213 poundsFormer weight: 308 poundsCurrent weight: 213 poundsPounds lost: 95 poundsHeight: 5 feet, 5 inchesAge: 45 yearsHow long she’s kept it off: “I started my journey March 19, 2013.

GA & ATLANTA

Illinois murder suspect arrested at Gwinnett extended-stay hotel

A 19-year-old accused in an Aug. 14 shooting death in Illinois was arrested Sunday near Duluth, along with a local man accused of providing false information, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

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Michael Carvell on recruiting

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Momania / Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

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

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Mike Luckovich

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