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Forecasters say the risk of severe weather is increasing around much of the south. More than 29 million people face a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring hail the size of tennis balls, damaging winds and strong tornadoes to the southeastern United States.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Fuming Over Georgia PTSD Bill

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Georgia medical marijuana advocates are outraged over the apparent stalling of a proposal that would expand the state's medical cannabis oil program to include those who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain.

Advocates and lawmakers held a news conference inside the state Capitol on Monday and questioned why the bill, which passed the House overwhelmingly last month, has not received a Senate committee hearing.

Georgia Lawmakers Mull Paper Ballot Voting System

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As Georgia lawmakers consider scrapping electronic voting machines for a system that uses paper ballots, a razor-thin margin in a U.S. House race over 500 miles away in Western Pennsylvania has highlighted a crucial distinction between the two systems: the presence of an auditable paper trail.

The proposal would move Georgia from its 16-year-old electronic touchscreen voting system with no paper backup, to either a touchscreen system that prints a paper ballot or paper ballots marked by pencil.

Students from the joint medical partnership of Augusta University and University of Georgia gathered this past Friday to find out the next step of their medical journey – what residency programs they’ve matched with. 


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Employees were forced to evacuate and part of Sanford Drive was shut down for a little more than an hour this afternoon, after a fire in a building in the College of Family Consumer Sciences.  

Several Athens-Clarke County Fire trucks arrived on the scene to find smoke coming from the structure. Battalion Chief Roger Evans says crews were on scene almost immediately.

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The brother of the suspect in the killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was arrested Monday for trespassing at the same site.

According to a police report quoted by the Miami Herald, "Defendant Cruz stated that he unlawfully entered the school property to 'reflect on the shooting and to soak it in ..."

When Paul Kugelman was a kid, he had no shortage of friends. But as he grew older and entered middle age, his social world narrowed.

"It was a very lonely time. I did go to work and I did have interactions at work, and I cherished those," he says. "But you know, at the end of the day it was just me."

Kugelman's story isn't unusual: researchers say it can be difficult for men to hold on to friendships as they age. And the problem may begin in adolescence.

Vladimir Putin won re-election with a landslide victory: 76 percent of the vote. That win puts him on track to rule until 2024 — nearly a quarter century in power, second only to Stalin as far as Kremlin leaders go.

What does another six years mean for Russia?

Lately, the NRA has relied heavily on videos to communicate with the public and its supporters, and video is how it announced its position on legislation to temporarily remove guns from people thought to pose a threat.

"We need to stop dangerous people before they act," says Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "So Congress should provide funding to states to adopt risk protection orders."

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