5 things to know: How will divide between governor, Ralston affect Deal's term?

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5 things to know: How will divide between governor, Ralston affect Deal's term?

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Gov. Nathan Deal (from left) is welcomed to the podium by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston. Staff / 2011 photo

Five things to know Monday, Jan. 25:

1. Republicans are showing signs of fissures six years into Gov. Nathan Deal’s tenure. [Greg Bluestein and Aaron Gould Sheinin tell you what that could mean for the remainder of Deal's term]

2. An overflow crowd is expected for the first hearing on a bill to allow state-controlled growing of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as to expand the list of qualifying illnesses for which the drug could be prescribed. [Jim Galloway has the details]

3. Actress Andie MacDowell started a Twitter war after lamenting she had to sit in "tourist class" on a recent flight. [Jennifer Brett has the story

4. Changes might be afoot within the Falcons offense and defense. [D. Orlando Ledbetter has details in his Falcons blog]

5. Guess what is NOT in the forecast today. OK, we'll tell you: precipitation. [Get your full weather forecast here]

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