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Douglasville, GA
Saturday, December 16, 2017

NASA drops replica Orion spacecraft to test parachutes

The test used two of Orion’s three main parachutes to simulate the failure of the third and still sufficiently slowed the spacecraft for a landing.

Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners’ land

A DREAM COME TRUE: Bargain hunters beware! A four-bedroom farmhouse listed online for free comes with a catch: The new owner must move the building from the current owners’ land.

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump’s early gains

Denials of entry for people at official crossings and border arrests reached 39,006 in November, up 12 percent from 34,855 in October and more than double the 15,766 who were stopped or arrested in April. But November’s figure was still down 38 percent from 63,361 for November of 2016, shortly before Trump took office.

Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene

A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church’s live nativity scene.

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites.

Consent to kids at heart of gay couple’s child support case

Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple fighting over child support in a closely watched case agreed Thursday that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue but disagreed over whether both spouses gave it.

No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own sperm

Fertility doctor avoids jail time after allegations that he impregnated multiple women at his fertility clinic.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

All the headlines from around the state and nation for Thursday, December 14, 2017

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year.

Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation’s immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions.

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