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Ralston to propose cap on lobbying

House Speaker David Ralston said he will propose banning lobbyist gifts to state lawmakers when the General Assembly reconvenes next year, a decision that comes after residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of setting limits in nonbinding referendums.

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Not even close to the elite: East top dog Bulls embarrass Hawks at home

The Hawks continue to be one of the NBA’s average, middle-of-the-road teams as they fail to put up much of a fight Wednesday during a 98-77 home beating by the Bulls, who roll past Atlanta, despite not having the services once again of reigning league MVP Derrick Rose.

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Poll: Santa Claus believers’ parents had faith in him

Santa Claus’ popularity, according to an AP-AOL poll in 2006, is up slightly since before the recession hit.

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The lights go out, but San Francisco doesn't blink in beating Steelers, 20-3

The lights went out during the Monday Night Football game between the 49ers and Steelers, but not even the 35-minute delay could slow down San Francisco, which hammered the Steelers, 20-3

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Report answers questions of Wheldon’s fatal crash

A 49-page report released Thursday absolved all officials of any blame in the Oct. 16 fatal car crash that took the life of popular Indy car driver Dan Wheldon.

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Crosby’s future clouded

Sidney Crosby, who missed more than 10 months with a concussion, is out indefinitely after developing headaches from a jolt from an opponent last week.

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Seattle hammers St. Louis, 30-13, on MNF

Seattle has no trouble beating the struggling Rams, 30-13, as Marshawn Lynch has a big day rushing for more than 100 yards for the fifth time, as well as Doug Baldwin, who blocks a punt and catches a TD pass.

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Hall of Famer Scott keeps promise to late friend

Jake Scott, a former Georgia star and a member of the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins, is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with 15 other players and coaches, including former Florida State star Deion Sanders.

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Ga. Southern wins wild 2nd-round playoff game

The Eagles are back in the FCS quarterfinals after surviving Old Dominion on Saturday, 55-48, and will now host Maine next week.

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Jags rally to beat Falcons, who remain winless in preseason

Two preseason games, two losses for the Falcons, whose first- and second-team get the job done early, only to watch the Jags come back late on Atlanta's bench for a 15-13 win Friday night in Jacksonville.

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