Gov. Nathan Deal announces during a news conference Monday that he is vetoing House Bill 757. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Photo: Bob Andres

5 things to know tonight: Gov. Nathan Deal vetoes 'religious liberty' bill

1. Lawmakers, businesses react to Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of 'religious liberty' bill. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the controversial bill Monday, creating a whirlwind of praise from businesses and leaders as well as criticism from many lawmakers. [Read more about Deal's veto] [Read more about the businesses and leaders supporting the veto] [Read more about the lawmakers calling for an override of the veto

2. Presidential motorcade could tie up Tuesday traffic. President Barack Obama will visit downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, likely leading to some traffic tie-ups during the afternoon commute. [Read more

3. Police: Gwinnett mom turns in teen purse snatcher. The mother of a 15-year-old recognized her son in the video played on the news Friday, Cpl. Deon Washington, a spokesman for Gwinnett police, said in a news release Monday. [Read more

4. University of Georgia hit by cyberattack. The University of Georgia was the victim of a cyberattack Sunday night which blocked all Internet access for everyone on campus using the school’s network. [Read more

5. Family of Westin worker found dead in freezer seeks damages. The family of a kitchen worker found dead in a walk-in freezer in the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is seeking an unspecified amount in damages from the Atlanta hotel. [Read more


The Buckhead triPATHlon is coming back to Chastain Park in May. The 2016 triPATHlon puts athletes to the test as they complete a 400-yard pool swim, 15-mile bike and 5K run in and around Chastain Park. The race is hosted by the PATH Foundation, Chastain Park Athletic Club and Chastain Park Conservancy. [Read more

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