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Georgia congressional delegation reacts to debt ceiling vote

In the House, the nine GOP representatives from Georgia opposed the continuing resolution Wednesday that raised the debt limit for the federal government.

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Affordable Care Act luncheon focuses on business impact

The Afforable Care Act is designed to make significant changes to the health care system, and potentially to how employers provide health care coverage to employees.

Capitol lockdown is lifted

Capitol lockdown is lifted

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Rep. Sanford Bishop issues statement in regard to shutdown

Congressman says American people have a right to be mighty fed up.

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Rep. Austin Scott wants to hold Congress' salaries during shutdown

Rep. Austin Scott, R-Augusta today announced he has signed onto the Government Shutdown Fairness Act (H.R. 3160), which would prohibit Members of Congress from receiving a salary during a government shutdown.

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New delays hit Obamacare rollout before October 1 launch

The U.S. government on Thursday announced new delays in rolling out President Barack Obama's healthcare reform

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USDA aims to make school meals more tasty

Stung by “tastes like vomit” critiques from some students, the USDA looks to make school meals more palatable.

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MLK's 'Dream' speech celebrated

America is struggling to fully realize the vision that civil rights leader Martin Luther King described in his famous "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago, as the goal of economic security for all remains elusive, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

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Manning, sentenced for disclosing military secrets, says he's female

Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified U.S. documents in U.S. history, said in a statement today he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.

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At tribute to Chambliss, a call for bipartisanship gone largely unanswered

Outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss talked at a tribute in his honor Monday of bridge-building and bipartisanship. Republicans competing for his seat offered a sharp contrast.

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Guardian says British government forced destruction of Snowden materials

British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs.

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Oprah comments on Paula Deen scandal

Oprah Winfrey has finally weighed in on the Paula Deen N-word scandal, and the media mogul knows that Deen is not alone.

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Harden confirmed to No. 2 USDA post

Camilla native Krysta Harden rises to the No. 2 position in the federal agriculture department.

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HUD closing offices for a day on Friday

The nation's HUD offices will resume normal operation hours on Monday.

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Kidnapper agrees to life in prison for abducting three women

Ariel Castro agreed today to plead guilty and be imprisoned for life for kidnapping and raping three women.

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