Jason Carter, the eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, is running to become Georgia's next governor. Erik S. Lesser /Landov hide caption

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A sign directs voters at a polling site in Atlanta. "Georgia is changing dramatically," Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter says. "There's no doubt that Georgia is next in line as a national battleground state." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Mina Bestman moved to Georgia from Liberia almost 20 years ago. She owns Mina's Cuisine, a West African restaurant that caters to homesick Liberians. Dustin Chambers for NPR hide caption

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Kevin Wierhs and Susan Johnson confer about what works and what doesn't in managing diabetes. Sarah McCammon/Georgia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on June 17. Obama has strongly condemned Russian intervention in Ukraine but has not yet announced a concrete response. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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EndoChoice CEO Mark Gilreath. Jim Burress/WABE hide caption

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Laterrica Luther holds the hand of her 6-year-old nephew, Jaden Culpepper, as students from the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy arrive on buses to waiting loved ones in a Walmart parking lot in Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday. A gunman had entered the students' school earlier in the day. No one was hurt. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Eating lamb dumplings called khinkali at a table in Tbilisi, Georgia. ostromentsky/Flickr.com hide caption

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Workers in the Georgia secretary of state's office have fallen behind on licensing applications for nurses. Jim Burress/WABE hide caption

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The pharmacy at Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Center stocks medications for 5,200 HIV/AIDS patients. Workers there aren't sure how much an increase in federal aid will help cut Georgia's waiting list for a HIV drug-assistance program. Jim Burress/WABE, Atlanta hide caption

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Newt Gingrich speaks at a March 2 rally in Savannah, Ga. He has said he must win his home state's Super Tuesday primary next week. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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