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R. J. Rico

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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17 inches of rain devastate rural Tennessee; at least 10 die

Rescue crews have been searching desperately amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee → Read More

At least 10 killed in Tennessee flash floods; dozens missing

McEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee left at least ten people dead and dozens missing Saturday as record-shattering rainfall washed away homes and rural roads, authorities said. Business owner Kansas Klein watched in horror from a bridge Saturday morning as cars and entire houses were swept down a road in Waverly, a town of about 4,500 people that Klein, 48, has called… → Read More

Georgia sheriff's spokesman appeared to promote racist shirt

A Facebook page appearing to belong to a Georgia sheriff’s office spokesman promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and the coronavirus last year → Read More

Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of Americans to take to the streets in protest. President Donald Trump called Floyd's death a “disgrace" and momentum built around policing reform. But by Labor Day, the prospects for federal legislation have evaporated. → Read More

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

2 Democrats vie to become Georgia's first woman governor

ATLANTA — One spent much of her childhood in trailers, raised by her mother, college made possible partly by a lottery scholarship and other grants. → Read More

2 Democrats vie to become Georgia's first woman governor

ATLANTA (AP) - One spent much of her childhood in trailers, raised by her mother, college made possible partly by a lottery scholarship and other grants. The other grew up in a working-class, African-American household in the Deep South, her path to law school also paved with financial aid. Now, 40-year-old Stacey Evans and 44-year-old Stacey Abrams, both Atlanta-area attorneys and erstwhile… → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his office's first national public health advisory in 13 years. Adams said he hopes those who are… → Read More

Surgeon general urges Americans to carry overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his... → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. → Read More

Georgia Legislature passes budget with boost for K-12 education

ATLANTA | Georgia lawmakers agreed to a budget that fully funds the state's K-12 education formula and passed a measure that cracks down on distracted → Read More