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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST

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WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Prison officials in Georgia say they're investigating the death of an inmate who appears to have killed himself. The state Department of Corrections said in a news release that Justin Stokes was found unresponsive in his cell at Ware State Prison in Waycross just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds of anti-gun protesters have descended on the Georgia Capitol, fighting through drizzling rain to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws. Led by the advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the gathering was joined Wednesday by several Democratic lawmakers including House Minority Leader Bob Trammell of Luthersville.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A federal agency is seeking a $145,000 fine for safety violations by employees at the Plant Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a news release that investigators found at least 13 system operators on multiple occasions failed to perform required checks of plant conditions and equipment.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two people died inside a Georgia home where the air was filled with carbon monoxide. Savannah police said in a news release that 91-year-old Martha Brown and her son, 70-year-old John Duncan, were found dead Tuesday in a back room of the house.

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