1. AJC poll: Ossoff opens lead over Handel in Georgia’s 6th. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released Friday shows Democrat Jon Ossoff has a 7-point edge over Republican Karen Handel in the nationally-watched race to represent Georgia’s 6th District. [Read here]
2. No bond for NSA leak suspect who wrote of wanting to ‘burn the White House down.’ Reality Leigh Winner, the suspect in the National Security Agency leak investigation, wrote in a notebook seized by authorities that she wanted to “burn the White House down,” federal prosecutors said Thursday. [Read here]
3. Early lead and Dickey knuckleballs carry Braves past Phillies. One night after young Mike Foltynewicz silenced Phillies bats with fastballs, graybead R.A. Dickey kept them quiet with knuckleballs. Dickey limited the Phillies to three hits and a season-low one run in seven innings of a 3-1 win at SunTrust Park, getting his first win in five weeks as the Braves salvaged a split of a four-game series. [Read here]
4. Ga. student in massive school drug search felt ‘sexually violated.’ A federal civil rights lawsuit filed last week against a south Georgia sheriff offers new details of the bizarre school-wide search of hundreds of students where deputies allegedly touched girls’ breasts, vaginal areas and groped boys in their groins. [Read here]
5. Rain is gone, heat returns. Say goodbye to rainfall and hello to heat, according to Channel 2 Action News. After days of rainfall, metro Atlanta is finally in for a day without showers. The rain has, however, been good news for the drought in Georgia, Channel 2 reported. It helped move 60 percent of the state out of drought. [Read here]
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