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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Slice 4/30/14: Deal signs law to require drug testing for some welfare recipients

Gov. Nathan Deal has approved a controversial bill that requires recipients of food stamps and welfare benefits to be drug tested if certain state employees find "reasonable suspicion" of substance abuse.

Atlanta Public Schools' board members are planning to ask the city's business and philanthropic leaders for up to $1 million to build a "transition" team around incoming Superintendent Maria Carstarphen.

More than two dozen weapons including military-grade assault rifles have disappeared from several metro Atlanta law enforcement departments.

Following the recent expansion of Georgia's firearms laws, Some Episcopal churches in Georgia are outlawing all visitors except on-duty police offers from carrying weapons inside their walls. "This matter and I hope this policy afford us yet another opportunity to live the words we pray each week," Rev. Robert C. Wright wrote in a letter.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist remarks to his girlfriend.

ICYMI: Alleged gunman Geddy Kramer, a 19-year-old FedEx baggage handler, yesterday shot and injured six people before committing suicide at the delivery company's Kennesaw facility.

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