First Slice 6-14-13: NSA leaker Snowden has higher approval rating than Congress

Plus, BBC on Georgia craft brew, deputy robbers in Macon, and more

1. The mother of a four-year-old that was hit and killed as the pair crossed Austell Road in Cobb County back in 2010 has been cleared of vehicular homicide charges. Raquel Nelson, 32, entered a plea negotiation and was ordered to pay a $200 jaywalking fine, bringing her three-year bout with courts to an end.

2. Two men dressed as Bibb County deputies served a phony warrant to a Macon area business, hog-tied an employee, and made off with more than $2,000 Wednesday night. The Macon Telegraph reports both assailants were wearing badges, and one had a full gun belt.

3. The BBC has gotten all sweet on SweetWater, and Roswell brewers Abbey of the Holy Goats.

4. New York-based Business Insider has launched an eight-part series “highlighting Atlanta’s growing entrepreneurial scene.” The fifth installment looks at the potential impact of the Beltline and why it almost didn’t happen. (full disclosure: I did time in the clink - AKA journalism school - with the author of this story)

5. NSA leaker Edward Snowden has a higher approval rating than Congress, according to a recent TIME poll. More than half of Americans think he did a “good thing” by releasing information about the agency’s PRISM program, which tracks a whole boat load of citizen’s phone and internet activities. About 30 percent disagreed.

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