Top Atlanta news: Braves mull possible start to season; essential school staff to get 'hero pay'

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Atlanta.

Republican congressional candidate touts AR-15s to fight 'looting hordes from Atlanta'

Why do Americans need AR-15 rifles during a global pandemic? To shoot “looting hordes from Atlanta." That’s the campaign message from a former Republican congressman from Georgia, Paul Broun, who is now running for Congress again.

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Atlanta Braves, MLB, eyeing possible start to season

A plan for 2020 baseball, which reportedly has the support of federal officials, would mean the most unique season in Braves history.

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APS essential workers will receive 'hero pay'

Atlanta Public Schools will begin paying its front-line workers 'hero pay' as they continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Atlanta Humane Society takes kittens to visit closed Georgia Aquarium

While the Georgia Aquarium is closed to human visitors amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Atlanta Humane Society took some adorable kitties to check out the fishies. 

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Georgia's COVID-19 case total surpasses 9,000, death toll nearing 350

As testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease becomes more accessible in Georgia, the state's number of confirmed cases continues to make significant jumps, including 338 new cases since noon Tuesday.

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