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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Prison officials say an inmate appears to have killed himself at a south Georgia prison. The Department of Corrections said in a news release Wednesday that prison officers found David Cordova unresponsive in his cell at Valdosta State Prison at around 4:55 p.m. Tuesday. The release says prison medical staff and emergency responders tried unsuccessfully to revive Cordova. The Lowndes County Coroner pronounced him dead at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

ATLANTA (AP) - In just six hours, three metro Atlanta police officers were involved in shootings. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports two of Tuesday's shootings were fatal. The first shooting involved an officer attempting to stop a stolen car. The driver aimed the car at the officer who then shot him. The driver survived and was in critical condition at a hospital.

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's Democratic mayor called the forced separation of migrant families at the country's Southern border "despicable" and said the city won't accept any new immigration detainees until she's sure the separations have stopped. The city has long had an agreement to house U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in the city jail.

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal lawsuit accuses Georgia of not doing enough to help deaf and hard of hearing people communicate while they're in prison and after they're released. The complaint filed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia accuses three state agencies of not providing deaf inmates with interpreters and other tools to communicate. The lawsuit says that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

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