First Slice 5-1-13: Atlanta sidewalk vendors protest outside City Hall

Plus, Georgia Tech robots get a 'sense of touch'


Atlanta sidewalk vendors protested outside City Hall yesterday in response to what they think are unfair ordinances enforced by Atlanta officials. City Council may soon push for changes to help get vendors back to work.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a break-in that took place at a North Georgia water treatment plant. Hundreds of local residents were warned to avoid drinking water until further notice after fears over possible water contamination arose.

The New York Times says that Georgia Tech has developed a robot arm that has a "sense of touch."

Mayor Kasim Reed announced yesterday that Atlanta has reached the 40-million visitor mark.

ICYMI: Gov. Nathan Deal sat down with Fulton County Chairman John Eaves yesterday to discuss legislation that some critics think could limit the county's tax rate and hurt its ability to fund Grady Memorial Hospital.

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