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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Pardon me, but are you Bob Mueller?

6:04 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” takes in a Senate Intelligence Committee appearance by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the father-in-law’s musings about his powers to pardon. Crocodile...
Bob Trammell replaces Stacey Abrams as House minority leader

5:19 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Something of an upset occurred at the state Capitol on Monday afternoon, with the election of state Rep. Bob Trammell of Luthersville as House minority leader, replacing Stacey Abrams of Atlanta – who’s running for governor. Trammell won on the second round...
Falcons remain optimistic about reaching new deal with Freeman
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, right, talks with general manager Thomas Dimitroff during NFL minicamp football Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

3:51 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Falcons general manger Thomas Dimitroff remains optimistic that the team can reach an amicable contract extension with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman.  “Devonta, right now, we’ve had some good conversations over the offseason,” Dimitroff said on Monday...
2 pedestrians killed in 1 day in DeKalb; 2 drivers arrested
Michael Burnett and Christina Butler are charged in separate accidents involving dead pedestrians.

3:43 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

On Saturday, two pedestrians died on DeKalb County roads, leading to charges for the drivers who allegedly hit them. Michael Burnett, 34, was driving a 2017 Nissan Frontier when he hit Gerald Deangelo Dent, 22, on Snapfinger Woods Drive, according to warrants. Burnett was accused...
Nurses accused of stealing patients' pain pills for themselves
Authorities arrested Sarah Thacker, left, and Kimberly Click, right, in July 2017 after they were accused of diverting prescription pills to themselves instead of patients.

3:43 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Two Tennessee nurses are facing charges after state investigators said they diverted prescription pain pills away from their patients and to themselves instead for more than a year. The nurses, identified as Sarah Thacker, 31, and Kimberly Click, 42, came to the attention of the...
Georgia official may get a $100K raise in wake of I-85 rebuild
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry may get a $100,000 raise this year, thanks in part to his handling of the I-85 bridge collapse.

3:33 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Georgia’s top transportation official may get a $100,000 raise, in part because of his handling of the I-85 bridge collapse. Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry would earn $350,000 annually if the State Transportation Board approves the 40 percent...
Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death
Peter Kema Sr., left, appears Monday, July 24, 2017, in Hilo, Hawaii, with his attorney, Stanton Oshiro, for sentencing in the 1997 death of his 6-year-old son, Peter Kema Jr. The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's body. (Hollyn Johnson/Tribune Herald via AP)

3:12 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's body. Peter Kema Sr. must serve a minimum of six years and eight...
Dwight Freeney appears to be only last-resort option for Falcons

3:07 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff helps Jasmine Kline, 13, build a bicycle at the East Lake YMCA Monday as part of the Future Wheels program in partnership with the Falcons. (Jeff Schultz/jschultz@ajc.com) The Falcons may have more talent and depth on the defensive...
Black women picking up firearms for self-defense
In this May 27, 2017, photo, Marchelle Tigner, a firearms instructor, goes over a firearms safety tips during a class in Lawrenceville, Ga. Tigner's goal is to train 1 million women how to shoot a gun in her lifetime. She is among the nation's black women gun owners who say they are picking up firearms for self-protection. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

3:33 am Monday, July 24, 2017

Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself. Couldn't she just aim for their leg and try to maim them? Her instructor says self-defense is not about killing someone, but is instead...
Falcons hope McKinley’s ready for third exhibition game
May 12, 2017, Flowery Branch: defensive end/linebacker Takkarist McKinley, UCLA, talks with coaches during rookie mini-camp on Friday, May 12, 2017, in Flowery Branch.

2:47 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley, who’s recovering from shoulder surgery, will be “limited” at the start of training camp, according to Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons are hoping that McKinley, who was selected with the 26th overall...
The Latest: Democrats offer 'Better Deal' in populist pitch
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Congressional Democrats, speaks in Berryville, Va., Monday, July 24, 2017, to unveil their new agenda. From left are, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Schumer, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

1:32 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

The Latest on the Democratic party's rebranding effort after losing the 2016 election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Leaders in the Democratic Party are promising "A Better Deal" for American workers. Their populist pitch is aimed at winning back the working-class voters...
Q&A on the News

1:20 pm Monday, July 24, 2017

Q: I read the recent Q&A on the News concerning Georgia’s effort with South Carolina for mutual acceptance of their electronic toll devices (Peach Pass, SunPass, E Pass, etc). Why isn’t Georgia working toward accepting the EZ Pass that is accepted by many states throughout...
Falcons are making push to get Freeman deal done

11:28 am Monday, July 24, 2017

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his staff plans to work “full time” on...
When things get hot, does air-conditioning become a basic human right?

10:07 am Monday, July 24, 2017

If you do not follow Marshall Shepherd on Twitter ( @Dr.Shepherd2013), you should. Shepherd is a professor of meteorology at the University of Georgia (with NASA credentials, too). He is also a contributing writer for Forbes magazine, and turns regular posts...
Michigan 2017 camp preview: Restocking and reshaping the defensive line

10:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017

It’s been a long offseason for fans, but kickoff to the 2017 college football season is fast approaching. Michigan opens its preseason football camp on July 31, beginning the Wolverines’ preparations for the season opener on Sept. 2 against Florida in Arlington, Texas...
A behind-the-scenes look at filming set safety in Georgia

7:36 am Monday, July 24, 2017

We’ve covered the film industry since 2008, when the Legislature passed the industry-friendly tax policies that have lured so many projects here. During visits to numerous filming sites, both on sound stages and on location, and interviews with ...
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party
President Donald Trump claps with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other House members after passage of a health-care bill in May. The legislation is now stalled in the Senate.

7:30 am Monday, July 24, 2017

  Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever — plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels.   Frustrated lawmakers are increasingly...
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