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George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked, Must Surrender Within 48 Hours George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked, Must Surrender Within 48 Hours
A Florida judge this afternoon revoked George Zimmernan's bond and ordered that the man who killed teenager Trayvon Martin surrender himself to authorities within 48 hours, the Orlando Sentinel writes. The newspaper says "the decision came after revelations that Zimmerman and his wife may have conspired to lie about thousands of dollars in donations they'd collected before his bond hearing." Enlarge Gary Green/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images George Zimmerman during his bond hearing in a Seminole...
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Georgia Cancer Study Could Reshape Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Georgia Cancer Study Could Reshape Treatment Options for Mesothelioma
Treatment for cancerous tumors could change significantly if recent groundbreaking research done at the University of Georgia becomes accepted. Low oxygen level in cells — and not the widely accepted theory of genetic mutation — is what spurs the growth of cancerous tumors, according to the most recent research. Ying Xu, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of bioinformatics and computational biology, believes that cancer treatment should focus more on the long-term lack of oxygen in...
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1351 Hits, 409 Comments, Added On 6/14/2012 9:43:56 AM

Georgia Casts Ballots in Test of Democracy Georgia Casts Ballots in Test of Democracy
— Georgians voted under sunny skies Monday in a parliamentary election seen as a political crossroads, for this former Soviet republic, a rare democracy in the region.The hotly contested vote is the biggest challenge yet for the eight-year rule of Mikheil Saakashvili, a close ally of Europe and the United States.Saakashvili’s term expires early next year, and  the winning group in today’s elections will win the right to appoint a prime minister under a new system in which the nation’s paramount ruler is...
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181 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/1/2012 5:25:30 AM

Georgia Contract Cities Update Georgia Contract Cities Update
Regular readers know that Reason Foundation has been closely following Georgia's new wave of "contract cities" in the Atlanta area—start-up cities like Sandy Springs and Dunwoody that have recently incorporated and chosen to contract out virtually all of their non-safety related government services. Reason's new Annual Privatization Report 2009 gave a lengthy update on how things are going in these cities, and today there's some additional news to report. Synthesizing some recent highlights: In...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
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Georgia Ruling Party Concedes Defeat in Parliamentary Election Georgia Ruling Party Concedes Defeat in Parliamentary Election
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has conceded defeat for his ruling party in Monday's parliamentary election, handing victory to an opposition coalition led by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.Saakashvili pledged in a televised statement to help the opposition with the process of forming a new government.Election commission officials on Tuesday said Ivanishvili's Georgia Dream was leading the ruling party's United National Movement by 54-to-41 percent.Both parties declared victory Monday night,...
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Georgia Set for Important Parliamentary Vote Georgia Set for Important Parliamentary Vote
— On Monday, Georgian voters are to elect a new parliament. In turn, that parliament is to choose a prime minister with new presidential powers.In a rarity for much of the former Soviet Union, this is an election in which the result is not known in advance. President Mikheil Saakashvili is facing the strongest challenge since he was first elected eight years ago.His challenger is Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s richest man. Long known as a reclusive philanthropist, Ivanishvili is suddenly the new face in...
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Georgia’s President References Russia as He Faces Strong Rival Georgia’s President References Russia as He Faces Strong Rival
Georgia's President and leader of the ruling United National Movement party Mikheil Saakashvili gestures during the national anthem with his supporters during an election rally at a stadium in Tbilisi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEOR x Georgia's President and leader of the ruling United National Movement party Mikheil Saakashvili gestures during the national anthem with his supporters during an election rally at a stadium in Tbilisi September 28, 2012. REUTERS/David...
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Georgian Political Rivals Both Claim Victory Georgian Political Rivals Both Claim Victory
— Leaders of both opposing forces in Georgia claimed victory shortly after polls closed, setting the stage for a tense political standoff in one of the few democracies in the former Soviet space.President Mikhail Saakashvili, facing the most serious challenge of his eight-year presidency, conceded in a brief, subdued address on television that the opposition coalition Georgian Dream seems to have won the most votes.But, he claimed that his own United National Movement, has won the most seats in the...
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Gerda Lerner Dies, Women's Studies Trailblazer Gerda Lerner Dies, Women's Studies Trailblazer
Enlarge image i Professor Gerda Lerner, in a handout from the University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wisconson, Madison Professor Gerda Lerner, in a handout from the University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wisconson, Madison Historian Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the creation of women's studies as an academic discipline, has died in Madison, Wisc. She was 92. A prolific feminist author, Lerner wrote texts that traced the history of patriarchy going back thousands of years to more...
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German Lab: Qatar Man Suffered From New Virus German Lab: Qatar Man Suffered From New Virus
BERLIN November 23, 2012, 12:07 pm ET BERLIN (AP) — A patient from Qatar has been confirmed with a new virus related to SARS, while health officials are investigating whether it may have spread between humans after close contact in Saudi Arabia. Germany's Robert Koch Institute said Friday that the Qatari patient fell ill in October with severe respiratory problems. He was brought to Germany for treatment in a specialty clinic, recovered after a month and was released this week. As a precaution, the...
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