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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to visit Georgia on Sept. 8, part of a three-state "back to school" tour that will also include stops in Alabama and Tennessee. Duncan says he hopes to see innovation at work in the schools he will visit in Atlanta and the west Georgia community of Carrollton.

ATLANTA (AP) - The DeKalb County Board says it is making plans for a special election to replace Elaine Boyer, the veteran board member who resigned earlier this week and now faces federal charges. Boyer bowed out of the job after a 20-year career following questions about her use of a county credit card for personal expenses.

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. The Georgia Association of Educators, which has a history of backing Democrats, endorsed Carter on Wednesday under calls to end chronic underfunding to public education in the state.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections are attacking the prosecution evidence. Under defense questioning, an investigator testified Wednesday that experts have not matched the silicone seized from defendant Tracey Lynn Garner's house with silicon inject into the body of Karima Gordon.

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