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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress:"

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Georgia's secretary of state over the release of voters' personal information says it has been dismissed because it accomplished its goal.

Attorney Jennifer Auer Jordan filed the suit in November after Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office released the information, including social security numbers and birth dates, for the state's six million registered voters to political parties and media outlets.

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After losing her 2014 bid for the U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn did not return to her role as CEO with the Points of Light Foundation. Instead, she was named president and CEO of CARE, an Atlanta-based international relief organization.

After six months as the president and CEO of CARE, Michelle Nunn is seeking a little help from her friends. She is hoping to engage key women leaders from Atlanta to help reduce extreme poverty around the world by focusing on the needs of women and children.

She wants them to become part of the Atlanta Women Really CARE group.

Commentary: Protecting Ga.'s Natural Beauty Crucial

Dec 29, 2015
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Unlike several of its neighboring states, Georgia does not have a dedicated fund for land conservation. Environmentalists hope to get that changed in 2016.

Georgia has it all – mountains, old-growth forests, beaches, marshes, swamps, wildlife areas, lakes and rivers.

What it doesn't have is a dedicated fund to buy land to protect those resources.

In 1998, Georgia voters were asked if they would support a real estate transfer tax to create such a fund. It failed because it was seen as a tax increase.

season. Forecasters say the nation's dominate weather system will keep metro Atlanta wet for the next week or so.
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Warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific may be to blame for record-setting rainfall in Georgia, experts say.

El Niño, a periodic weather phenomenon, happens when warmer ocean temperatures cause more moisture to evaporate from the ocean's surface and be carried eastward to the United States, according to Shea Rose, an associate professor of geosciences at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

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