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Biden backs Abrams in closely-watched Georgia race

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia’s first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation’s first-ever black female state executive.

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Walmart heirs’ groups deny role in Georgia governor’s race

Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor’s race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family’s non-profit foundation was at stake.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

The United States and China edged closer to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades.

MAP MONDAY: Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

BUSINESS

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.

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers.

Georgia Ports See Busiest May for Total Tons, Teus

Last month was GPA’s busiest May ever and the second busiest month in the Port of Savannah’s history,

NATIONAL

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company.