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Updated: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:15:39 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are looking for train cars to haul nuclear waste toward its final resting place. Officials at the U.S. Department of Energy asked commercial firms this spring for ideas on buying or leasing specialized train cars to haul radioactive, used fuel from nuclear reactors to an interim storage site or a geologic depository. Those railcars will carry 150-ton casks of fuel up to eight times annually.

ATLANTA (AP) — Local governments in metro Atlanta have hired at least 770 relatives of current employees during the last three years. An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raises questions about whether rules designed to prevent nepotism are adequate or enforced.

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a couple was abducted from a DeKalb County home and later found shot in Atlanta. Authorities say the 23-year-old man died, while the 21-year-old woman was critically injured and taken to Grady Hospital. The names of the victims were not immediately released.

ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Ludacris is challenging fellow hip-hop artist Lil Wayne in a game of hoops. Ludacris and his Disturbing tha Peace record label will play against Lil Wayne and his label Young Money in a celebrity charity basketball game at the Georgia State Sports Arena today in Atlanta.

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