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Trump Welcomes Merkel To White House For High Stakes Visit

Mar 17, 2017
Evan Vucci / Associated Press

It was all smiles as President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday, their first personal encounter since he frequently criticized her during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta.
David Goldman / Associated Press

As Europe reacts to the choice of United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to be in Germany for a trade mission beginning July 9 that will include visits to companies that do business in the state.

There are at least 501 German business facilities in Georgia, employing more than 22,500 people according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Mike Groll / Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

1. KURDISH IRAQIS ADVANCE STRONGLY IN TOWN

Iraqi Kurdish militia fighters battling to take back Sinjar from Islamic State militants reach the town center, though officials caution it is too soon to declare victory in the strategic community.

2. THE MACABRE FASCINATION WITH 'JIHADI JOHN'