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A nurse practices administering a vaccine during a training session for health care workers held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

FBI Investigates Anthrax Scare At CDC

Atlanta (AP/WAOK)-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of its staff in Atlanta may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria because of a safety problem at one of its labs. Agency […]

WAOK-AM–06/20/2014

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Food Stamp Drug Testing Outlawed

Federal government has formally notified the state of Georgia that it can not make people who receive food stamps take drug tests in order to receive them. In April, a law was signed by Gov. […]

WAOK-AM–06/11/2014

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Norovirus Affects Millions

According to recent government reports, nearly 20 million people get sick every year from contracting the norovirus. The report shows that the outbreaks mainly start with a food worker already infected with the virus who […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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Food Stamp Law Violates Federal Rules

The U. S. Department of Agriculture tells the state of Georgia on Tuesday that no law can be passed requiring a drug test from certain food stamp recipients. According to Robin Bailey, USDA Regional Administrator, […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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Atlanta VA Logs 3rd Worst Waits

Atlanta VA Center officials say they are working to improve wait times and access to their care facilities. As a nationwide growing problem of long VA center wait times peak, the Atlanta VA Center stands […]

06/03/2014

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Panera Swears Off Artificial Ingredients

Panera reps say the food chain will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweetners, and preservatives from their food by the year 2016. The change to the food stems from a growing dislike by the company’s customers […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2014

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2014 Lexus RX 350/F Sport

When Lexus arrived in the U.S. market at the end of 1989 with the 1990 model LS 400, it was clear that they were taking aim at the luxury car market. The car was roomy, […]

WAOK-AM–06/01/2014

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2014 Toyota Prius v’s Week w/The AutoNsider

Toyota has long been known for its hybrid vehicles. More specifically, the Prius. The Prius is actually a “status symbol” in Hollywood. The press car that was delivered to my office was the Prius v, […]

WAOK-AM–05/18/2014

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Your Tires Could Be Deadly!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into the cases of expired tires that could potentially cause deadly traffic accidents. We’re accustomed to reading labels on many of the products that we purchase […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

German Law On Returnable Bottles Creates Uproar

Coca-Cola Says It Will Drop Controversial Ingredient From All Products

Soda giant says it will stop adding brominated vegetable oil to some flavors of Fanta, Fresca and a few other citrus-flavored drinks as well as Powerade.

05/05/2014