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Atlanta a Top 10 retirement destination
The metro area ranks ninth among top U.S. cities where affordable housing, low cost of living and decent job prospects loom large for retirees. Columbus, Ohio, ranked No. 1, followed by Dallas, Minneapolis, Houston and Salt Lake City.

Deportation up 63 percent in Georgia, Carolinas
During the 12 months ending in October, thousands of criminals were tagged for removal from the country upon their release from prison, according to federal officials. The fed's Atlanta Field Office of Detention and Removal carried out a record 17,955 deportation orders, compared with 11,006 the previous year, officials said.

Fulton finally wrapping up ballot count
Two days and five hours after the polls closed on Election Day, Fulton County finished tabulating absentee ballots, a delay that held up the outcome of a close U.S. Senate race that appears to be headed for a runoff.

Daughter couldn't save father in fatal fire
The 60-year-old Snellville man, whose name was not immediately released, died from injuries he sustained when a fire engulfed his bedroom around midday Thursday. The victim's adult daughter and her three young children were upstairs when a smoke detector sounded.

Nichols jury reconvenes today
The 12-person jury listened to more than 90 witnesses and saw more than 900 pieces of evidence introduced in the 32-day trial. They are considering four killings that Brian Nichols confessed to committing on March 11, 2005.
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New sheriff promises to be boring
Clayton County's new sheriff, Kem Kimbrough, had one promise for residents: there will be no snipers on the roof on his first day. The Democrat defeated Republican Jack Rainwater with more than 80 percent of the vote, to replace Sheriff Victor Hill.

Gwinnett to cut 93 jobs
The cuts are the result of the sagging economy and are intended to be the first steps in a comprehensive services and cost management review program aimed at cutting ongoing expenses by $35 million, county officials said.
Art teacher wins Gwinnett schools' top honor

Obama meeting today with economic advisers
President-elect Barack Obama is seeking some economic advice from leaders of business, government and academia, making the struggling economy - the nation's No. 1 concern - his first order of public business.
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3 arrested in casino killing
Riverdale police have arrested three Atlanta men on charges they robbed an illegal Riverdale casino operating in a video store and killed the owner.

No charges for Spitzer in prostitution scandal
Federal prosecutors say they will not bring criminal charges against Eliot Spitzer for his role in a prostitution scandal, removing a legal cloud that has surrounded the former New York governor since his epic downfall eight months ago.

Early-season blizzard traps S. Dakota motorists
A wintry blast of punishing wind and close to 4 feet of snow in places pummeled the Northern Plains on Thursday, stranding unknown numbers of motorists for a day or more and knocking out power to thousands.

Hurricane Paloma gains strength in Caribbean
Forecasters say Paloma's winds were increasing to 80 mph as it approached the Cayman Islands. The Category 1 storm is expected to pass near there late today or early Saturday.

Falcons won't pursue DeAngelo Hall
The former Falcon defensive back was waived by Oakland after playing just eight games. The Falcons traded him to the Raiders in March for a second- and firth-round draft pick. But Hall apparently wore out his welcome here as the new administration has moved on. Poll.
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