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The survey also found that between 42 percent and 60 percent of lethal violence occurs with a firearm, and that civilians hold about three-quarters of the approximately 875 million weapons worldwide. ( JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Survey: Civilians Hold 3/4 Of Total Worldwide Weapons

The vast majority of people who die from armed violence each year are killed outside of wars and other conflicts, a global survey of firearms revealed Tuesday.

07/02/2013

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6 Ga. Based Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

ATLANTA (AP) — A Fort Stewart spokesman says six soldiers based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have died this week in Afghanistan. Defense Department officials said Wednesday that 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Rex L. […]

03/14/2013

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Ft Stewart Soldiers Coming Home For Holidays

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Christmas is here early for 200 Fort Stewart soldiers who have just come home from Afghanistan. Several of the Georgia-based troops had surprises waiting for them as they reunited with […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2012

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Soldiers In Obama Plot Face Death Penalty

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against the three Georgia-based Army soldiers accused of killing two people to protect an anti-government militia. District Attorney Tom Durden announced in […]

WAOK-AM–08/30/2012

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Rep.Sanford Bishop Faces Republican Challenger In November

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — John House has been elected the Republican nominee to challenge Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop in west Georgia. House, a consultant from Midland, defeated Columbus medical supplies executive Rick Allen in a runoff […]

WAOK-AM–08/22/2012

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Army Investigators Trying To Identify Decomposed Body

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Army investigators are working to confirm the identity of a decomposed body that washed ashore onto Fort Benning from a creek that flows into the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus […]

WAOK-AM–08/22/2012

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Fort Stewart Troops Get Visit From Top Brass

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — The Army’s top general is planning a visit with troops at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia. Fort Stewart officials say Gen. Ray Odierno (oh-dee-EHR-no), the Army’s chief of staff, will […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2012

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Local Vet Gets Congressional Medal Of Honor

VILLA RICA, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) An 88-year-old war hero will be honored in Washington this month. Villa Rica resident and World War II veteran, James Pack, was one of the first African-Americas admitted to the U.S. […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2012

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Crews Search For Soldier Missing Off Ga. Coast

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities continue to search for an Army staff sergeant from Fort Stewart who went missing while swimming off the coast of St. Simons Island. The soldier has been identified as Staff […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2012

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Georgia Marine’s Purple Heart Marks A Milestone

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Marine from suburban Atlanta has become the first Georgian to receive a Purple Heart under new rules designed to honor military members who suffer brain injuries. Monroe Seigle, a […]

WAOK-AM–05/31/2012

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