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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Casey Cagle is launching his campaign for governor with a pledge to add half a million jobs in four years. The three-term lieutenant governor will make it official on Sunday, entering the race to replace term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal. Cagle told The Associated Press that he'll also campaign next year to overhaul infrastructure maintenance; increase Georgia's high school graduation rate; and lowering taxes on individuals and small businesses by $100 million.

ATLANTA (AP) - Tuition at Georgia's public colleges and universities will increase 2 percent next fall. WABE Radio reports that the university system of Georgia estimates that full-time, undergraduate students who live in-state will pay an extra $27 to $98 a semester. But some students say even a small price hike could hurt. University system officials said they're sensitive to such concerns. They say tuition increases are needed to keep up with increased costs and to maintain quality.

ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds of gun control advocates have gathered in an Atlanta park, blocks away from the National Rifle Association's annual convention. Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis was among those rallying the crowd Saturday at Woodruff Park, urging supporters to "be brave, be bold" in pushing for gun control. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/2psnWhT) the protest was smaller than organizers had expected. It was the second NRA-related protest in as many days at the park.

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia sheriff says a deputy had to shoot and kill the police dog he handled after the K-9 attacked him. Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton says Sgt. Slate Simons was attacked by the dog named Kyro on Tuesday while helping the Dooly County Sheriff's Office on a manhunt. Talton tells The Telegraph the 4½-year-old Belgian Malinois grabbed onto Simons' leg and tore up his calf. He says the only way Simons could get Kyro loose was to shoot the dog.

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