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Bryan Pirkle

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Recent Articles by Bryan Pirkle

  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
    The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
  • GOP senators demand say on Iran nuclear deal
    Republican senators are insisting that the House and Senate sign off on any potential nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers or else sanctions on Tehran that had been temporarily lifted could kick back in.
  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
  • Kingston, Perdue push for votes ahead of Sen. race
    Georgia's Republican Senate candidates launched a final push for votes Sunday, with Jack Kingston campaigning with big-name supporters and David Perdue heading to a metro Atlanta megachurch.
  • House bill would undo DC's gun control, marijuana laws
    If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry a semi-automatic rifle.
  • Obama's border spending request in jeopardy
    Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the South Texas border.
  • White House defying aide's congressional subpoena
    The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday.
  • Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated
    A lawyer for a suburban Atlanta woman whose husband was arrested after their son was left for hours in a hot SUV says she is devastated by the boy's death.
  • Ethics chief: Gov. aide made threat over complaints
    The head of the state ethics commission claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal once threatened to thwart efforts to expand the agency's authority unless she made complaints against the governor "go away," according to a memo obtained Monday from the Attorney General's Office.
  • Bill would speed removals of Central American kids
    Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis.
  • U.S., other diplomats end meeting on migrant issues
    Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central American nations have wrapped up a two-day meeting in Nicaragua at which they were expected to discuss the possibility of treating Central American migrants fleeing violence in their homelands as refugees.
  • Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges
    A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.
  • Arrests made in Forsyth Co. prescription drug probe
    3 people have been arrested in Forsyth County following a joint police investigation into violations committed by a Cumming-based weight loss center.
  • Carter's fundraising outpaces Deal in last quarter
    New fundraising reports in the Georgia governor's race show Democrat Jason Carter raised more money in the last quarter than Gov. Nathan Deal, though the Republican incumbent still has more cash in the bank. Reports filed Tuesday evening show Deal raised $1.27 million in the three-month period ending June 30. Carter's total for the quarter was $2.02 million outpacing the sitting governor by nearly $747,000. Deal still ended the quarter with the overall cash advantage. He reported nearly $2.62 million cash on hand at the end of June putting him more than $797,000 ahead of Carter's bank balance of $1.82 million. With nearly four months to go until the Nov. 4 election, Deal has raised $9.31 million overall for race, compared to Carter's total of $3.88 million.
  • Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site
    Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.
  • AP sources: Border policy requests to come later
    President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster from the Southern border, following criticism that the administration's planned changes were too harsh.
  • Pentagon: Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq
    The U.S. has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect U.S. troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said Friday.
  • Ga. woman found guilty in children's deaths
    A DeKalb County jury has found a woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter, cruelty to children and making false statements in the deaths of two of her kids.
  • Off-duty officer was victim of Lanier drowning
    The Lawrenceville Police Department confirms that one of their officers is the victim of a Thursday night drowning on Lake Lanier.
  • US: China's behavior offshore hurts its standing
    China's coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
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