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Updated: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:15:27 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Researchers are trying to make the fuel in nuclear power plants safer during extreme accidents. The U.S. government increased funding for the research effort after the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Japan showed the problems with existing fuel.

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy from Lake Allatoona, northwest of Atlanta. A Cherokee County sheriff's spokesman says Corday Dimilo Duffy of College Park had gone missing yesterday night from his family's campsite. Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said his body was found early today.

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a 33-year-old Atlanta man has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole for a 2012 killing following a dispute over a parking space. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. said yesterday that a jury convicted Charles Cook of murder and weapons charges in the shooting death of 34-year-old Salento Winfrey.

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Veterans are celebrating this week the opening of a new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Hinesville. The new building will bring more medical experts to the region and also provide mental health assistance. For the past three years, a temporary clinic could only see about 2,500 veterans a year.

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