Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Slice 10/31/13: A slightly less haunting Halloween

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Metro Atlanta sex offenders on parole are not allowed to decorate for Halloween or participate in any related activities whatsoever. Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, area police will be verifying the locations of sex offenders. So on this one day when children typically travel in large groups, often with parental supervision, know that sexual predators are being closely monitored by the police. The other 364 days are a toss-up.

Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital advocacy group representing 174 hospitals, says the state needs to expand Medicaid under the new healthcare law to combat hospital closures and layoffs. Gov. Deal does not agree.

At least nine people were arrested in Boston after the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals to win the World Series. Unlike the last two times the Sox won, no one died last night as a result of the celebrations.

If you're in Russia, Edward Snowden might be coming to a cubicle near you.

So we now know of at least one American who has found gainful employment but that doesn't completely explain why U.S. jobless claims declined last week.

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