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Former Georgia ethics chief wins retaliation lawsuit

Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and a deputy was removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
New York City Marathon to go on as scheduled after storm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday he expected Sunday's New York City Marathon to go on as scheduled after superstorm Sandy.
Amid unrest, F1's Bahrain race canceled

The crown prince of Bahrain called off Formula One's season-opening race Monday, handing another victory to protesters aiming to break the ruling dynasty's stranglehold on power in the Gulf kingdom.
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Senate primary winner refuses to quit

South Carolina's Democratic Party asked surprise U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene to withdraw after learning he faces a felony obscenity charge.
Challenger presents Few residency papers

...he would think that Mr. Few would step down after being presented with the evidence. "We think he should just withdraw from the race," Mr. Neal said. "Why make a fool out of yourself?" Mr. Merry said Mr. Few runs a "terrible risk of some...
Since Arafat died

It may be too good to last, but since Yasser Arafat's demise several weeks ago, the Mideast has become a less violent place. Many observers believed the longtime Palestinian leader's passing would open up opportunities for peace - and now, with a little bit of luck, that might happen.
Activist enters, quits race against Moore

AIKEN - For about nine hours Tuesday, veteran state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, had a familiar Republican opponent for his reelection bid.
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Candidate quits school board race A Richmond County school board candidate withdrew from the board's District 2 race Wednesday, hours before the county's Board of Elections was to hear a challenge to his residency. The Rev. Larry Fryer, executive director of New Hope Community Center, said he was bowing out of the race at the suggestion of the National Office of Global Ministries, a division of the United Methodist Church. "They said they would prefer I not run this time," the Rev. Fryer said.
Bowers gave funds to lover

BUFORD, GA -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Bowers admitted Tuesday giving financial support to his long-time lover after ending their more than decade-long extramarital affair. Mr. Bowers said his wife, Bette Rose, agreed with his decision to aid Anne Davis, a one-time Playboy Club waitress who worked for him while he was serving as state attorney general. "Some time ago, I was asked to help because of need," Mr. Bowers told reporters after a speech to the North Gwinnett County Kiwanis Club. "I thought it was the right thing to do. My wife knew about it."
Let the liar run

...director Trey Walker, saying Anderson has dishonored himself and the National Guard, demands that the Democrat withdraw from the race. Walker's right about the dishonor, but what about the withdrawal? If Anderson is the best Democrats can come...