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Chilly weather in today's forecast
Metro Atlantans can expect seasonably chilly temperatures today, with a freeze warning in effect overnight. A passing cold front could bring more freezing temperatures tonight into Tuesday morning. And Tuesday afternoon won't be much warmer, with a high of 48 predicted.

Both sides lose in aborted home sale
Like all illegal immigrants, Lorenzo Jimenez, 42, knew the knock on the door from immigration agents could come at any time. Still, he had enough faith in the American dream to buy a house, even though signing the papers meant raising the risk. Now Jimenez is fighting to keep from being deported. He also lost his job.
Cherokee tackles illegal immigration

Clayton police chase down minivan carjackers
Angelo Bell Jr., 18, of Forest Park and Antonio Pernerre Carter, 17, of Atlanta, are charged with armed robbery, carjacking, aggravated assault, obstruction of a police officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after leading police on a high-speed chase over the weekend.

Fair Tax rally boosts Saxby Chambliss
Georgia supporters of the fair tax turned out en masse Sunday to cheer the idea of a national sales tax, which has become a thorny issue in the state's high-profile Dec. 2 U.S. Senate runoff.
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Voting for Dec. 2 runoffs starts today

Bishop Weeks moves service
Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III, the ex-husband of national evangelist Juanita Bynum, held services in a Holiday Inn in Norcross Sunday, after his church was evicted from its Duluth campus two days before. Weeks has long battled financial problems, including civil lawsuits for past-due accounts.

Whatever happend to ...
McDonalds attacker Lanny Barnes. Barnes, 48, has leukemia and is serving a life sentence at Valdosta State Prison for running over a family in the parking lot of a Covington McDonald's in 2006, leaving a 2-year-old girl dead.

More flee fires in Southern California
Firefighters aided by Mother Nature continued to make gains early today on three raging wildfires that reduced hundreds of homes to ash and cinders and forced thousands of residents to flee in Southern California.

Copy of famed Lincoln letter turns up in Dallas
A Texas museum hopes a document found in its archives turns out to be an authentic government copy of Abraham Lincoln's eloquent letter consoling a mother thought to have lost five sons in the Civil War. The famed Bixby Letter, which the Dallas Historical Society is getting appraised as it prays for a potential windfall, has a fascinating history.

Shuttle astronauts arrive at space station
Astronauts aboard the international space station and the newly arrived shuttle Endeavour planned today to start unpacking a new toilet and a contraption that purifies urine and sweat into drinkable water at the orbiting outpost.

Victoria's Secret has fashion show in Miami Beach
Atlanta singer Usher kicks off the Victoria's Secret show, featuring 35 supermodels, some wearing angel wings. Models including Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima strutted down the runway at the newly renovated Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

'Solace' rakes in $70.4M in box office debut
"Quantum of Solace," with Daniel Craig returning as James Bond for the first direct sequel in the spy franchise, pulls in nearly $30 million more over opening weekend than its predecessor, 2006's "Casino Royale."

Falcons fall to Broncos at home
Quarterback Matt Ryan's fourth-quarter dagger intended for the Denver Broncos' heart, went in and out of the outstretched arms of wide receiver Roddy White in the end zone, allowing Denver to hold on for a 24-20 victory on Sunday before the announced sellout crowd of 54,644 fans at the Georgia Dome. Poll.
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