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Posted: 10/29/2014 - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....
  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay....
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  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine
    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride....
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  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem....
  • Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps....
  • Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
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  • Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....
  • Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate
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  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay....
  • Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
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