Georgia News Roundup
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Author Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory

ATLANTA (AP) — Author Salman Rushdie is scheduled to lead a discussion on emerging writers during a visit to Emory University.

Rushdie is slated to discuss current and emerging authors in India during the school's fifth annual India Summit Monday afternoon in the auditorium of the Goizueta Business School.

The university's India Summit runs Feb. 17 and 18, and is scheduled to feature discussions on entrepreneurship, law, religion, international retail, India's influence on the modern world and more.

Online: www.halleinstitute.emory.edu/india-summit 

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Rep. Lewis hosting forum on women, family needs 

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic congressman John Lewis is among the lawmakers scheduled to host a forum this week centered on the needs of women in the workplace.

Lewis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and State Minority Leader Stacey Abrams are scheduled to host a forum Thursday titled "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families."

The forum is expected to highlight women's fight for equal pay, the need for adequate work life balance and access to quality child care.

The forum is being held in the auditorium of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building in southwest Atlanta.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Georgia high court to hear arguments in Hill case 

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court has asked lawyers in the case of death row inmate Warren Lee Hill to address four questions in a dispute over whether a lower court judge should have halted his execution.

At issue in the case is a new state law that classifies certain information about executions, including the source of the drug, as a "confidential state secret." Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan in July issued a stay of execution for Warren Lee Hill after his lawyers challenged the law's constitutionality.

Oral arguments in the case are set for Monday.

Hill's lawyers say the process surrounding executions must be transparent. State attorneys say the law is constitutional and necessary to discourage retaliation against those who take part in executions.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Teen hospitalized after southwest Atlanta shooting 

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a teenager was in critical condition after he was shot multiple times.

The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Monday in southwest Atlanta.

Local media say the shooting happened after the 17-year-old got in an argument with a person about a prior incident involving a car belonging to one of his relatives.

Police say the teen was shot twice when he tried to run away.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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School bus destroyed by fire in Chatham County 

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (AP) — A fire in a bus barn has destroyed a Savannah-Chatham County school bus and damaged two others.

Garden City Fire Chief James Crosby tells the Savannah Morning News police and firefighters arrived at the bus barn around 9 p.m. Sunday night. They found one bus engulfed in flames and the fire quickly spread to buses on either side.

Crosby said police found a suspect at the scene and used a stun gun to take him into the custody. Crosby said the man appeared to be homeless and was taken to a hospital to be checked. It wasn't immediately clear what charges he might face.

The bus that originally caught fire was a total loss, but firefighters were able to limit the damage to the other two.

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