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US OBIT-JOVITA MOORE – ATLANTA – Longtime Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore has died after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. She was 54. WSB-TV, who Moore had worked for since 1998, announced Friday that Moore died of a glioblastoma on Thursday evening. SENT: 429 words.

FRAUD REPORT – COLUMBUS, Georgia – A fourth suspect pleaded guilty to the theft of nearly half a million dollars from a Georgia civil servant’s office. Terry McBride filed his plea for bank fraud conspiracy on Tuesday, the Ledger Enquirer reported. The 44-year-old was charged along with seven others in August, including former Muscogee County Assistant Clerk Willie Demps. SENT: 309 words.

US PRISON CAMERAS – COLUMBUS, Ohio – More and more state prison systems are equipping guards with body-worn cameras, even in correctional facilities that are already covered by thousands of stationary security cameras. Authorities hope the additional cameras will help reduce violence and hold inmates and guards accountable, although experts and unions have questioned their usefulness in addition to existing cameras. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 1,002 words.

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US VIRUS OUTBREAK VACCINATION MANDATE SUIT – COLUMBIA, Missouri – Ten states filed a lawsuit Friday to stop President Joe Biden‘s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, arguing that the request violated federal law. Attorneys-general from Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming signed the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal district court in Missouri. SENT: 373 words.


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