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Fulton officer dies after being shot in the head

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A veteran Fulton County police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday while responding to a call of shots fired near Fairburn.  The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at a home on Chastain Way, in the Parks at Cedar Grove subdivision off Cedar Grove Road. The suspect was injured and in custody.

The officer was among several responding to the call that shots had been fired inside a home.  By the time officers arrived, the gunman had left the home and was roaming the neighborhood.  The officers were immediately fired upon ambush-style, and as they ran for cover, one was shot in the back of the head, according to Channel 2 Action News. The wounded officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. Other officers returned fire, wounding the suspect.

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BILL TORPY AT LARGE

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Why not call it DePraved County and be done?

Calls for ethical change in DeKalb are like a Jack Russell forever chasing its tail. Those demands were renewed in 2013 when CEO Burrell Ellis was indicted for allegedly shaking down county contractors for campaign cash. County Commissioner Lee May was upgraded to the position of interim CEO, and then he and the commissioners began talking reform. Again.

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LIFE WITH GRACIE

Beverly Hall dies; criminal case — and her legacy — unresolved
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Hall’s gone; let's shift focus

It’s next to impossible to think of Beverly Hall as part of our past but death leaves us no choice.

Until 2011, when she retired, Hall was superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools. She was National Superintendent of the Year. She was renowned as a school reformer. She was all these things except when we think of our children, the ones people say she cheated.  | More on Beverly Hall's death | PHOTOS: Hall through the years

BASKETBALL

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Hawks win, clinch playoff berth

Perhaps the Rockets enjoyed their double-digit lead a little too much. And now the Hawks can enjoy the fact they’ve clinched a playoff berth. Former Hawk Josh Smith hit a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter and raised a finger to his mouth to quiet the Philips Arena crowd. It was one of two straight long-distance shots to give the Rockets a 15-point lead with 10:32 remaining.  The Hawks called time out. Smith and another former Hawk Jason Terry used the break to incite the crowd. Oops.


HONORING HAWKS LEGEND

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Top 10 Dominique Wilkins moments

On Thursday night, nearly 21 years after Dominique Wilkins scored his 23,292nd and final point for the Hawks, the team will unveil a statue in his honor. Wilkins will be standing upon a 4-foot granite base in front of Philips Arena on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.

Take a look at some key moments in the career of the "Human Highlight Film."

OBAMACARE CHALLENGE

Supreme Court showdown for Obamacare
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Supreme Court showdown for Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act on Wednesday faces its second serious challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court: a case that could potentially strip millions of Americans — and hundreds of thousands of Georgians — of their new health insurance. The court will hear oral arguments today in the case, King v. Burwell, but is not expected to rule until June.

King v. Burwell concerns four words in the more than 900-page Affordable Care Act: “established by the state.”


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