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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for a young Georgia woman accused of leaking a classified U.S. report are asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision months ago to keep her jailed pending trial. Former Air Force linguist Reality Winner has been locked up since she June, when she was charged with copying a classified report and mailing it to an online news organization.

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's parole board plans to consider clemency for an inmate scheduled for execution. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has a meeting scheduled Monday to hear arguments for and against clemency for Keith Leroy Tharpe, who's set to be put to death Tuesday. The 59-year-old inmate was convicted in the Sept. 25, 1990, shooting death of his sister-in-law, Jaquelyn Freeman.

ATLANTA (AP) - An 80-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife have died in an accidental house fire in Georgia. A Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner official believes the blaze was caused from an electrical malfunction and determined it started in the attic. The early Sunday fire destroyed the couple's Douglas County home and investigators found no signs of a working smoke inside.

PHOENIX (AP) - A Georgia man involved in a child custody dispute has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly harassing a judge. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office court security division was contacted by a county Superior Court judge who says she was being harassed by 44-year-old Gordon Daniel Rose. Sheriff's officials say the judge recently took over a family court case involving Rose. The judge has accused Rose of harassing her through numerous phone calls, emails and online posts.

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