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Lisa Hagen

Lisa Hagen is a reporter at WABE.

In 2011, Lisa interned and produced videos for the English-language news site for Al-Ahram, in Cairo, Egypt. She’s reported for DNAInfo.com and from Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene Brooklyn for the NYTimes’ “The Local” blog. She also put in a couple years as a stringer for the New York Post before moving south.

Lisa studied creative writing at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, but ended up with a much more practical degree in “Militarism and Sexuality” from New York University’s Gallatin School. A master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seemed a next logical step.

She’s originally from Kahalu’u, Hawaii. Lisa does not know how to surf. She can, however, filet a salmon very quickly and is a lover of fly-fishing.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has less than a week to make a decision on whether to sign or veto a bill to allow guns on public college campuses. The campus carry measure is opposed by school and police leaders, as well as many students and staff. But a handful of students say it’s their right to carry firearms and they’re part of a growing, national movement.

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The Atlanta March for Science brought more than 4,000 people into the streets around Candler Park on Saturday.

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The Atlanta demonstration was one of 600 satellite marches for science around the world this weekend. The main event took place in Washington D.C. 

"We are gathered here because unfortunately, science is currently under attack," said organizer Jasmine Clark.

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The National Rifle Association will be in town for four days at the Georgia World Congress Center starting Thursday. It's the first time the group's annual convention has been held in Atlanta since the 1970s. President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak.

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The NRA said some 70,000 of its members will converge on Atlanta. Almost two-thirds are coming from Georgia and surrounding states, according to spokesperson Jason Brown.

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Republican Karen Handel told supporters gathered in Roswell Tuesday night that by morning the campaign would start anew and called on Republicans to unite around her.

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The former Georgia secretary of state will face Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff for the 6th Congressional District. Ossoff ended up with 48 percent of the voted, lower than the clear marjority he would have needed for an outright win. Handel came in second with just shy of 20 percent of the vote.

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The year 2014 should have been a great one for Ron Laster. He and his wife had just bought a house.

Then he got injured. And that same year, his boss died. He'd been a touring musician with James Brown for 27 years. The Lasters called around to relatives for help as bills piled up, but the mortgage payments were too much. That’s when they saw a TV commercial.

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