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Monday, July 1, 2013

First Slice 7/1/13: Stop the Internet!

More than 15 guards at Georgia's troubled Hays State Prison have resigned or transferred to another facility in the past three weeks. According to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, some employees are concerned about their safety when a partial inmate lockdown at the northwest Georgia prison is lifted.

New Georgia laws including measures that affect pill mills, elder care, and juvenile justice took effect today.

Atlanta Police arrested the man who they say opened fire during a street fight in East Atlanta Village early Saturday morning. No one was injured by the shots, but the suspect was reportedly hurt while being placed under arrest.

Three Republican candidates for one of Georgia's seats in the U.S. Senate gathered at a cookout this weekend at Lake Burton and, man, it was one helluva hoot.

A metro Atlanta man was quite surprised to find a Jewish slur listed as a clue in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution crossword puzzle. The AJC syndicates the puzzle from the Los Angeles Times.

The always informative Blake Aued at the always enjoyable Flagpole brings us up to speed on Atlanta-based Selig Enterprises' plans to build a mixed-use complex near downtown Athens.

The Edward Snowden leaks keep on a-coming: According to recently released documents, the National Security Agency has been spying on the European Union's mission in New York and embassy in Washington, D.C. Kind of related: an interesting look at where exactly in Russia's "transit zone" Snowden might actually be staying.

Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Cairo yesterday to protest Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected head of state who has been criticized for his policies.

Finally, repeal the Internet! And get off my lawn!

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