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Students scramble to make up lost time preparing for state tests

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Students across Georgia were out of school up to eight days this winter after getting pummeled with a one-two punch of snowy weather in January and February.

But most school systems have not made up all the days, leaving students and teachers playing catch-up to prepare for high stakes state standardized tests given in the spring.

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Suit says doctor raped inmate in Atlanta prison

An Atlanta federal inmate is seeking $2.5 million from the U.S. Prison Bureau in a lawsuit claiming that a prison doctor raped him.

The civil complaint filed Thursday in federal court also says the agency did not screen the doctor adequately.


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A sunny Easter Sunday on tap

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the chance of rain diminishes to 50 percent Saturday. Sunday should be sunny. A flood watch is in effect through Saturday evening for central Georgia, where there could be 2 to 3 inches of rain. Only one daytime interstate lane closure is planned this weekend.

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Convictions bring wrenching end to daycare death trial

A Clayton County daycare owner and her daughter collapsed Friday after being convicted in the death of a toddler who had been in their care. But cries of “Thank you, Lord!” rang out when the women’s supporters realized the guilty verdicts were for misdemeanors.

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