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ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.

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CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Abbe Nelson sat in her family room working and chatting with her husband only three short months after she brought home her new little tabby kitten, Swayze, when they noticed her doing something kind of strange: the kitten put her two front paws together out in front of h…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday night defended not issuing a statewide stay-at-home order, even though cases of the new coronavirus continued to rise rapidly in the state, where at least 56 people have died because of the virus.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral. Now the largest hospital in Georgia’s mostly rural southwest corner is rapidly running out of space amid the highest rate of coronavirus infection in the entire state.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been walking a tightrope for weeks during the coronavirus crisis, trying to protect both residents vulnerable to the virus and the cratering economy in a state of 21 million people.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Confirmed infections from the new coronavirus in Georgia rose to almost 1,400 Wednesday, with nearly a third of those people hospitalized, according to state health officials. Nearly 50 deaths in the state have been attributed to the virus.

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida-based grocery chain Publix announced it will install plexiglass barriers to protect its cashiers, joining other retailers that are installing the shields to protect employees and customers from a coronavirus infection.

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and prayed.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Total confirmed infections from the new coronavirus surged to nearly 1,100 across Georgia on Tuesday, with deaths rising to 38, as officials in southwest Georgia's largest city warned they're out of intensive care space.

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ATLANTA — Georgia election officials will mail a form that can be used to request an absentee ballot to all 6.9 million registered voters in the state, after opting to postpone the state’s March 24 presidential primaries to May because of the new coronavirus.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor said Monday that he was ordering all bars and nightclubs in the state to close because of the coronavirus and giving state officials the authority to shut down businesses that don't comply as the number of infections confirmed statewide reached 800.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana residents in a statewide TV address Monday to comply with his “stay at home” order, as the number of state residents confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus spiked to nearly 1,200 people, and the virus's death toll in th…