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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

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ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say metro Atlanta's unemployment rate in May held steady at 4.5 percent _ the same rate as the previous month. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new figure. It's down from 4.7 percent from this time of year in 2016. The metro Atlanta figures are not seasonally adjusted. Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.9 percent. That's down from 5 percent in April; and 5.3 percent in May 2016.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Weather Service says it expects heavy rain to spread across West Virginia starting late Thursday and continuing into early Saturday. Forecasters say a combination of two systems _ remnants of former Tropical Storm Cindy and another storm front _ could produce flooding and damaging wind gusts later in the week in the mountain state.

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Georgia teen. Henry County Police spokesman Mike Ireland tells local media that 16-year-old Tasia Gartner and a friend were walking Monday evening along Georgia State Route 81.

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) - Republicans say Karen Handel's victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia. Democrats say Jon Ossoff's showing means they're actually making progress toward making Georgia a genuine battleground. Turns out, both sides can be right this time. There are no moral victories in politics, but Tuesday's runoff demonstrated several trends for Georgia.

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