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FLOWERY BRANCH – After getting kicked in the teeth by the rival New Orleans Saints on Monday night, the Falcons, with a playoff berth clinched, take their first steps toward redemption against Tampa Bay at 4:15 p.m.

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wtvm on December 31st, 2011

At this point four years ago, national polls taken in the run-up to presidential primaries said to get ready for a faceoff between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton. And in 2004, Howard Dean was coasting to the…

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Hollywood, as everyone knows, loves the Next Big Thing. And four years ago, Barack Obama was certainly that: a political supernova, the equivalent of a breakout movie star.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days…

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ajc on December 31st, 2011

Happy New Year. The old year is nearly over and the start of a new one is hours away. At least, that’s what the calendar – and the tax collector – says.

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ajc on December 31st, 2011

Q: How should I prune the pyracantha that’s climbing the wall of my garage? — Frances Orkand, email A: Pyracantha blooms in April or May on twigs that grew the previous year.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Bible owned by Roger Williams and other items related to Rhode Island’s founding father will be on public display for a few extra weeks.

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ajc on December 31st, 2011

STOCKBRIDGE, Vt. – After hundreds of thousands of tons of rock were hauled out and tens of thousands of man-hours were spent, Vermont celebrated the completion of the biggest single engineering challenge following the flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

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DALLAS – U.S. officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines Co. jet blew two tires during an aborted takeoff in Sacramento, Calif.

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For 50 years, boat enthusiasts have flocked to the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show, with most of them in the market to buy a vessel.

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