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Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., listens to a witness during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues hearing on overview of U.S. policy t
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press

The six months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been marked by an explosion of political action by many unhappy with him and his administration’s policies. 

That has included loud demands by constituents who want to meet with elected officials and frustration when members of Congress seem out of reach.

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Caroline Stover is one of a wave of progressive Georgia activists awakened by the election of President Trump.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis on Monday threw his support behind the woman seeking to become the nation's first female African-American governor, calling her bid an opportunity to make the state "a model for our nation."

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Lewis called state Rep. Stacey Abrams, who until recently led Georgia House Democrats, "the only leader" bidding to replace Republican Gov. Nathan Deal with "the experience and an ambitious vision to uplift all families."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the Dakota Pipeline, infrastructure, jobs and other topics.
Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Outgoing press Secretary Sean Spicer says that he chose to resign from his position to give incoming communications director Anthony Scaramucci a fresh start.

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Spicer says during a brief phone conversation with The Associated Press following his announced departure that, "we're at the point where" the president "could benefit from a clean slate."

He says he felt it would be best for Scaramucci to be able to build his own operation "and chart a new way forward."

The Georgia Lottery Corporation made record profits in fiscal year 2017 and a record transfer of $1.1 billion to state education programs.
Dan Raby / WABE

The Georgia Lottery hit the jackpot with record profits this fiscal year, so it’s transferring a record $1.1 billion to state education programs.

The state lottery was set up in 1993 to provide “as nearly as practical” of 35 percent of its proceeds for HOPE scholarships and pre-K programs.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

A lawsuit alleges that officials in a Georgia county broke state law and should have to reconsider recent changes to several polling places in predominantly black neighborhoods.

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