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Forget the old idea of summer doldrums in Washington.  In fact, forget the idea of a long summer recess.  Georgians were in the middle of a July frenzy in the nation’s capital:  from the continuing Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act, to the battle over Donald Trump Jr.’s emails.  That series of messages revealed Trump Jr. had been told a Russian lawyer with whom he had scheduled a meeting was part of a Russian effort to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet Thursday ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.

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Trump arrived in the French capital after an overnight flight from Washington and hours before his meeting with Macron to tackle potential solutions to the crisis in Syria and broader counterterrorism strategies.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) during a hearing at the Senate Finance Committee, May, 2013.
Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Just hours after Republican leaders in the Senate announced they’d unveil a new health care bill Thursday, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, took questions from constituents on a conference call, pledging to protect federal funding to services for people with developmental disabilities.

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President-elect Donald Trump calls to media from the entryway of Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J..
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Black lawmakers in Georgia blasted President Donald Trump's election fraud commission for requesting extensive personal voter information Thursday, accusing the administration of trying to scare people away from voting.

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Members of Georgia's Legislative Black Caucus, all Democrats in the General Assembly, said there's no logical reason the federal government would ask states for the information. They said releasing it would violate voters' privacy.

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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.