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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is one of several GOP senators who say they are still deciding whether to vote "yes" or "no" on Graham-Cassidy — the latest attempt by GOP leaders to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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In a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on Morning Edition, Isakson said he wants to check with other Georgia leaders first. 

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Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel barely made it out of the crowded April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  But, in the weeks since, the Republican has waged a close battle with Democrat Jon Ossoff, who finished first in April.  The two face each other in a runoff June 20.  Their contest has become the most expensive U.S. House race ever.

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff nearly won the April 18 special election to replace Tom Price as the U.S. House member from Georgia's 6th Congressional District.  Now, he faces Republican Karen Handel in the June 20 runoff in a district that has been solidly Republican for years.  

On "Morning Edition," Denis O'Hayer talked with Ossoff about a wide range of issues, including reports of President Donald Trump disclosing classified information to Russian officials; healthcare reform; and whether Ossoff could take the independent course he has promised if he were elected.

Firefighters spent more than two months battling wildfires in north Georgia and in Tennessee this fall.
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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is again taking criticism for something he said about the Affordable Care Act, which many people also call Obamacare.  At a recent meeting of GOP women in Evans, Hudgens compared coverage for pre-existing conditions to someone asking for auto insurance coverage after getting into a wreck.  In a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Hudgens said he used a bad analogy, but defended his criticism of the Affordable Care Act.