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Updated: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:18:40 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta Public School teacher has pleaded guilty to her involvement in the district's cheating scandal. A Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman says former teacher Lisa Terry pleaded guilty to obstruction yesterday. Terry is one of 35 educators accused of changing standardized test scores or giving students the correct answers.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a coastal Georgia woman has been convicted in a $4 million Medicaid fraud and identity theft scheme. Authorities said yesterday that 47-year-old Schella Logan Hope, of Brunswick, has been convicted of money laundering, aggravated identity theft and health care fraud.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Members of the 878th Engineer Battalion are returning to Georgia after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Army officials say the 170 members of the battalion will return to the National Guard Armory in Augusta on Saturday morning.

ATLANTA (AP) — United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit Atlanta today to speak about a Georgia Department of Transportation project and the Affordable Care Act. Officials say Foxx will make a Georgia Department of Transportation funding announcement this afternoon and will later speak at an Affordable Care Act outreach event.

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