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Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Payment processing firms are limiting transactions, Bank of America stopped providing financing to companies that make AR-style guns, and retailers like Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods imposed age restrictions on gun purchases.

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Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing similar events with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming and raises looming questions about the effects on human health, researchers say.

Deal announces $18.1M in transportation infrastructure project awards

Georgia Governor announces $18.1 million in transportation project awards

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Asian privet, other plants are invading more Georgia ground

State officials say foreign invasive plants are continuing to take over Georgia’s forests and grasslands.

Georgia retains AAA ratings for 21st consecutive year

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced Georgia again earned a rating of AAA, with a stable outlook, from each of the three main credit rating agencies — Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.

Glass company: People drink less beer, more of it in cans

An Ohio-based glass company says it’s closing a Georgia bottle factory — and part of the reason is that people are drinking less beer, and buying more of it in cans.

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