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DoD Spokesman: No Hint Russia Has Ceased Rebel Support

Although it’s unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.





News Headlines


Although it’s unclear who is helping separatists fighting in Ukraine and how much help is being provided, there are no indications that Russia has stopped its support, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.


A group of U.S. senators have introduced the Children Returning on an Expedited and Safe Timeline Act (CREST Act). The measure addresses the mounting humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children (UAC) are being apprehended as they illegally cross into the United States.


U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., and 22 of colleagues from both sides of the aisle, sent a letter to House Majority Whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, urging immediate action on H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act upon assuming his new leadership role as House Majority Leader.

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Georgia Headlines


Officials in Marietta, Ga., are planning to increase property taxes this year by 2.95 percent over the rollback millage rate.


Tommy Lee Waldrip

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles granted clemency in the case of condemned inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip.


House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, recently announced a series of appointments to the House Study Committee on Compensating Wrongfully Convicted Persons.

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Sports Headlines


As the Sun Belt Conference held its annual Football Media Day Tuesday in New Orleans, Georgia State head coach Trent Miles discussed the Panthers’ progress in their second year in the conference.


Rising Georgia State senior Ryann Green has been named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.


Georgia State will play a non-conference football game at Penn State in 2017, the two schools announced Thursday.

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