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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First Slice 9/4/13: House leaders stand behind limited strike against Syria

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis testified in court in defense of Tamara Cotman, a former APS area director. "What occurred could not have occurred without human intervention. It was not random," Davis said about the scandal.

Two firefighters were injured while attempting to extinguish a fire at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Some Cascade Patch readers are concerned about someone who's been stealing Atlanta City Council candidate Andre Dickens' campaign signs.

State School Superintendent John Barge's gubernatorial campaign got off to a rocky start yesterday as he accidentally misspelled govenor governor on his website.

A body was found in a sleeping bag yesterday morning in the parking lot of an apartment building along DeKalb Avenue. Atlanta Police's homicide unit is looking into the matter. "Around the sleeping bag, it was wrapped with a water hose, which was just like the strangest thing," eyewitness Antonio Darden told CBS Atlanta.

President Obama has received bipartisan support from House leaders for a limited attack against Syria. The proposed resolution would give the commander-in-chief the ability to authorize a strike over a 60-day period, with the possibility of one 30-day extension.

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of kidnapping and raping three woman in his Cleveland home for almost a decade, has reportedly committed suicide inside his prison cell. He received a life sentence plus 1,000 years last month after pleading guilty to 937 counts, including kidnapping and rape.

ICYMI: Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Renee Glover yesterday resigned after a 19-year run with the agency.

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