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Comcast Announces 2Gbps Fiber, Fires Shots at Google

Comcast has just put a lot of pressure on Google by announcing a new internet service that will deliver speeds twice as fast. Next month, the company will begin a rollout of a new 2Gbps broadband service called Gigabit Pro. It’ll start in Atlanta and spread from there. Comcast says it hopes to offer the service, which it touts as …

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Teen Missing Four Years Found Behind Fake Wall

A 13-year-old Atlanta-area boy who had been missing for roughly four years was discovered behind a mock wall that was constructed to conceal him. The boy was reunited with his mother on Saturday, according to authorities. The teen was able to gain access to a phone and contact his mother, which lead police to a house in Jonesboro, Georgia, which …

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Janelle Monae Opens For Outkast At The Group’s 20th Anniversary Concert

Grammy-winning singer Janelle Monae recently added another milestone to her life: opening for legendary hip hop group Outkast at its 20th anniversary concert. Monae was part of the show on Friday, September 26 that kicked off the three-day Outkast festival dubbed #ATLast held in the group’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. #ATLast was held at the Centennial Olympic Park, where Monae …

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Second Ebola Infected Patient Arrives in Atlanta

A North Carolina missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was transported to the United States Tuesday to begin treatment, just days after Dr. Kent Brantly was moved in a similar manner. Nancy Writebol, who is affiliated with the North Carolina-based Christian relief groups Samaritan’s Purse and SIM, arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in a private jet converted …

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Ebola Patient Received Experimental Serum

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil, and new details regarding his treatment have emerged. According to a statement issued by Samaritan’s Purse, the charity organization that deployed Brantly to Liberia, he was given an experimental serum before leaving Africa. Three frozen vials of a drug …

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Ebola Infected Doctor Arrives in Atlanta

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil. In a coordinated effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department, Brantly was flown from Monrovia, Liberia to Atlanta, where a treatment team was ready for him at Emory University Hospital. In a …

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Amy Van Dyken Rouen Severs Spine in ATV Accident

Amy Van Dyken Rouen, six-time Olympic gold medalist, severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident near her Scottsdale, AZ home on Friday. Van Dyken, 41, and husband Tom Rouen were coming home from dinner Friday night when the ATV she was driving hit a curb in a restaurant parking lot and tumbled down a five- to seven-foot embankment. …

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Atlanta Shootings: One Victim Now Critical

Seventeen-year-old Marcellus Brooks was arrested and faces five counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting five people near Therrell High School in Atlanta on Tuesday. Brooks, a tenth-grader, allegedly began shooting roughly 100 yards away from the school at around 4 p.m., which left four students wounded. All five victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. None of the injuries …

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Iceberg Twice the Size of Atlanta Enters Ocean

An iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta has broken away from the Antarctic continent and is drifting into the ocean, which could threaten shipping lanes in the Southern Ocean during the Antarctic winter. The floating, frozen island has been named iceberg B31. Scientists have reported from NASA’s Earth Observatory that B31 spans 255 square miles and …

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Mall Parking Lot Shooting: Male Suspect Sought

A daytime shooting in the parking lot of an Atlanta, Ga. mall has police seeking answers and a male suspect. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said an unidentified man and woman engaged in a confrontation in the parking lot of the Cumberland Mall in northwest Atlanta on Monday. The argument ended abruptly when the man reached for a gun. …

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Atlanta Archbishop Selling Mansion

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said Saturday that he’ll move out of his $2.2 million mansion and place it on the market in early May, after coming under harsh criticism for building such opulent digs. Gregory said he’ll contribute the funds from the sale back into the Catholic ministry. Lavish spending by higher-ups in the Catholic church has been under fire …

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Fast & Furious 7 Resumes Filming

Since the untimely death of actor Paul Walker in November, there has been an immense amount of speculation regarding the most recent Fast & Furious film. After months of delays for film, it seems the seventh installment is back on production track. The cast and crew have officially headed back to work filming the highly anticipated film less than four …

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