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First Slice 7/21/15: Jamie Hood found guilty in murder of Athens police officers

Jamie Hood, an Athens man who faced charges for killing two police officers, was found guilty in the death penalty trial. Hood had made the rare decision to defend himself in front of a jury of his peers.

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The Atlanta City Council has postponed the approval of a contract that would have equipped the bulk of Atlanta Police officers with body cameras. Concerns arose at the last minute over the vendor tapped to receive the contract.

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Why has Buckhead investor Rick Warren, the owner of nearly 10 percent of homes in English Avenue, gone back on a five-figure donation to help a community jobs program? Legal fees.

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Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate being held in a Milledgeville state prison, has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections for failing to stop multiple rapes behind bars and denying her hormonal treatment.

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The controversial plan to build the Palmetto Pipeline, a 210-mile-long pipeline allowing Texas firm Kinder Morgan to transport oil from South Carolina to Florida, is facing strong opposition from business execs, politicians, and environmental advocates.

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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has found that less than 15 percent of Americans eat enough fruit, while only 8.9 percent eat an appropriate amount of vegetables.

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In Hixson, Tenn., the same suburb where Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez lived, ISIS recruited a 29-year-old American woman named Ariel Bradley. “It was like, when I first met her she was a Christian, and then she was a socialist, and then she was an atheist, and then a Muslim," one friend told Buzzfeed.



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