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ATLANTA – Both parents of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators they did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle, police said.

Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder charges in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper on June 18. While he had previously allegedly admitted to researching the subject, investigators now say Leanna Harris also went on line to learn about kids dying in hot cars.

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ATLANTA – Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower's claims that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA's Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta.

Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from the Health Eligibility Center's national data system in DeKalb County.

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Davis began filing complaints in January and said managers were focused on meeting goals linked to the Affordable Care Act to meet their bonus targets.

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ATLANTA – The mother of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators she did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle because she was afraid it might happen, police said.

Leanna Harris hasn't been charged in the death of her son, 22-month-old Cooper. But a search warrant released Sunday said the woman went onto the Internet before the child's death to search for information about children dying in cars.

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ATLANTA – A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family held his funeral in Alabama.

The warrants released by the Cobb County Police Department provide more insight into the investigation of Cooper Harris' death on June 18.

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ATLANTA – A Georgia man charged with murder after his 22-month-old son died in a hot SUV searched online for information about kids dying in cars and told police he feared it could happen, according to documents released Saturday as the boy's family held his funeral in Alabama.

The warrants released by the Cobb County Police Department provide more insight into the investigation of Cooper Harris' death on June 18.

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Lightning rips off man's boots
Saturday, 28 June 2014 07:36

Lightning struck a Georgia man, blasting his shoes from his feet. CNN affiliate WGCL has more.

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BUFORD, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta couple accused of locking their son in the basement of their home for more than a year were charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment, police said Thursday.

The Buford couple is accused of confining the 13-year-old boy to a small room with a mattress and a makeshift toilet, Gwinnett County police spokesman Jake Smith said.

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Authorities began investigating after the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services received an anonymous tip June 15, Smith said.

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Computers have brought us many great things. Online shopping. Streaming movies. Minecraft. And, lest we forget, variable speed limits.

If you're not familiar with variable speed limits, they're exactly what you'd think: traffic systems designed to change speed limits in a given area, based on weather, traffic, and other factors. Variable speed limits have been used in parts of the U.S. for over 50 years, with Michigan rolling out one of the country's first programs in 1962 (PDF).

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Lightning knocks guy out of boots
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:15

Lightning struck a Georgia man, blasting his shoes from his feet. CNN affiliate WGCL has more.

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    Kim Dillenbeck's dog Pig drinks water at a park in Alabaster, Ala., on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Born in Atlanta with severe deformities and adopted by the Alabama woman as a puppy, the mixed-breed dog has gangly legs, a body that appears to have been cut in two and no neck. She hops like a frog to stand up and walks with a high-shouldered gait that resembles a gorilla.

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