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Justice Department to increase legal staff in wake of restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights, which could add legal...

Georgia tourism springs back to life, businesses struggle to regain staffing

School’s out, the sun’s up, and people everywhere are flocking to Georgia’s beaches and mountains, but tourists could be in for longer check-in times...

U.S. Senate panel tackles pending state laws on college athletes’ rights

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting...

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators...

Long-delayed Camden Spaceport decision nears final countdown

This story was updated at June 9 12:30 p.m. to reflect the U.S. Navy letter from May is now comfortable with Spaceport's plans to...

States poised to let college athletes profit off their name and...

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes...

State school board to consider ‘critical race theory’ ban in Georgia

The Georgia Board of Education has scheduled a special called meeting Thursday to discuss Gov. Brian Kemp’s call to ban the teaching of “critical...

Calendar and courts conspire against federal pandemic eviction moratorium

Mableton's Porsha Greene lost her job as a caregiver late last year and now is worried about falling further behind paying rent at her...

Senate GOP filibuster blocks panel to probe Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol...

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and during...

Court-ordered review of Fulton County 2020 absentee ballots on hold

A new challenge to a lawsuit filed by self-described election integrity activists is putting proceedings on hold just as the terms of a court-ordered...
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