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The offices of SPARK, a nationwide coalition of girls-only programs, were abuzz Monday as news spread about Augusta National's decision to allow female members for the first time in its 80-year history.

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SI.com: Michael Rosenberg: Augusta National finally admitted a woman, but did so on its termsupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 22:03:00

The news that Augusta National has admitted two female members surprised me, and of course, that was the point. This had to happen on Augusta's terms, the Augusta way.

World class gamer: Inside look at MVPupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 06:16:00

One of the top online gamers of "Starcraft II" in the world, Korea's MVP takes us inside the life of a pro-gamer.

Should pro gamers be considered athletes?updated: Mon Aug 06 2012 06:16:00

Should the world's best video game players -- those who earn six figures and play professionally -- be considered athletes? Are they on par with Olympians?

Georgia woman with flesh-eating infection leaves hospitalupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 11:56:00

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia woman who has waged a two-month battle against flesh-eating bacteria, was released from a hospital Monday.

Aimee Copeland's recovery continuesupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 11:56:00

Aimee Copeland continues her recovery after losing her hands, one leg, and the other foot to flesh-eating bacteria.

Georgia woman with flesh-eating infection dramatically improvesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 13:23:00

The young woman battling a flesh-eating bacterial infection in Augusta, Georgia, has taken another step toward recovery: Doctors have upgraded her condition from "serious" to "good."

Flesh-eating bacteria victim speaks, jokes, father saysupdated: Tue May 29 2012 12:56:00

For Andy Copeland, the "Aimee Day" event he'd been waiting for happened when he was in church.

Flesh Eating Bacteriaupdated: Tue May 29 2012 12:56:00

Brooke Baldwin talks to bacteria victim Bobby Vaughn about the flesh eating disorder.

'Aimee Day' milestone arrives for Georgia woman fighting flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Mon May 28 2012 06:32:00

"Today... May 27... ...is AIMEE DAY!!!"

Battling flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Fri May 25 2012 07:41:00

Andrew Spencer reports on two women fighting flesh-eating bacteria and a survivor that wants to share her story of hope

6 Georgia school buses in chain-reaction crash en route to amusement parkupdated: Sat May 19 2012 22:40:00

Six school buses bound for a metro Atlanta amusement park were involved in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday, sending 65 people to the hospital, including a seriously injured driver, Georgia authorities said.

Georgia woman loses hands, remaining foot to flesh-eating bugupdated: Sat May 19 2012 10:25:00

Doctors' attempts to combat rare, aggressive bacteria that have infected a University of West Georgia graduate student have suffered a further setback: 24-year-old Aimee Copeland's remaining foot and both her hands were amputated, according to a blog on the school's website.

Copeland on amputations: 'Let's do this'updated: Sat May 19 2012 10:25:00

Aimee Copeland's father, Andy, posts a moving update on his daughter's fight to survive flesh eating bacteria.

Flesh-eating bacteria hits second victimupdated: Thu May 17 2012 12:23:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on how a new mom in South Carolina was diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth.

Student infected with rare bacteria 'in high spirits,' her father saysupdated: Wed May 16 2012 22:29:00

The University of West Georgia graduate student infected with rare "flesh-eating" bacteria has proven to be "amazingly resilient," her father said Wednesday, and a second apparent case has been reported.

Copeland parents: Daughter is a fighterupdated: Wed May 16 2012 22:29:00

The parents of Aimee Copeland, the victim of a flesh-eating bacteria, stay hopeful as their daughter is in the hospital.

Infected student makes progress; ups and downs forecastupdated: Wed May 16 2012 01:17:00

The doctors for Aimee Copeland are promising a "roller coaster ride of highs and lows" in the coming weeks and months as she struggles against a rare "flesh-eating" bacteria, her father said.

Family counts down to 'Aimee Day' for woman fighting flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Sun May 13 2012 21:01:00

"Aimee Day" can't come soon enough.

Schwartzel and Oosthuizen shrug off Augusta hangover in Malaysiaupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 19:00:00

South African pair Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel put their Augusta disappointments behind them to impress in the opening round of the Malaysian Open Thursday.

Inside Augusta: Masters rookie discovers a golfing theme parkupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:47:00

I'm a Masters rookie. My assignment here this week as part of CNN's coverage team marks the first time I've been to the tournament or Augusta National Golf Club.

'Hungry dog' eats, vomits up treasured Masters ticketsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 06:31:00

As Russ Berkman understood it, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Augusta: Membership private matterupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:48:00

Augusta National won't comment on the issue of allowing female members. Patrick Snell reports.

Augusta National a powerful holdout among men-only clubsupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:48:00

Divisions between sexes start with pink and blue clothes for babies, move into dance classes and football practice and later into single-sex book clubs and bowling leagues.

Erin Burnett's essay on Ginnie Romettyupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 06:23:00

In her essay on OutFront, CNN's Erin Burnett's talks about Ginnie Rometty, the Masters and women closing the pay gap.

Georgia sheriff's deputy killed with assault rifle, sheriff saysupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 07:33:00

A sheriff's deputy in Georgia was shot and killed Sunday morning while investigating a domestic dispute, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in Augusta said.

Investigation begun in Georgia high school football brawlupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 13:26:00

A preliminary investigation is under way into an altercation that left a high school football coach hospitalized with severe facial injuries after a Georgia football game, a sheriff's investigator told CNN on Tuesday.

McIlroy aims for the top of the worldupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:19:00

British golfer Rory McIlroy has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2011, winning his first major championship and climbing to third in the world rankings.

McIlroy eyes world number oneupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:19:00

Rory McIlroy tells CNN?s Don Riddell about his ambition to become the world?s number one golfer.

Bobby Jones: The gentleman who shaped modern golfupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:45:00

He was the first golfing superstar, and his legacy lives on more than 80 years after he made sporting history.

McIlroy: I'd love to be dominantupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 14:47:00

Newly-crowned U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy has told CNN he would love to emulate the dominance of former world number one Tiger Woods after clinching his first major triumph at Congressional County Club on Sunday.

Teen star Manassero outshines McIlroy to claim Malaysia winupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 12:26:00

Teenager Matteo Manassero became the youngest player to win two European Tour events as Rory McIlroy's final-day woes continued at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.

Female reporter: Being barred from Augusta locker room 'inexcusable'updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 20:33:00

A female sports reporter blasted the all-male Augusta National Golf Club on Monday, a day after a security guard wouldn't let her in to interview one of the stars of the recent Masters tournament.

Female reporter denied access at Mastersupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 20:33:00

Reporter Tara Sullivan says a misunderstanding by a security guard kept her from doing her job at the Masters.

Wall Street to Amen Corner: The rollercoaster life of 'Mr Masters'updated: Sat Apr 09 2011 10:35:00

He was born into poverty, became wealthy via the stock exchange, suffered the suicides of both his parents, and would ultimately end his own life on the golf course that bears his legacy.

The Mysterious Masters: How to break the Augusta codeupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:01:00

To most golf fans, the annual arrival of yet another Tiger Woods-branded computer game was met with an indifferent shrug of the shoulders. But in the cloistered world of the Augusta National Golf Club, this year's arrival -- ahead of this week's 75th Masters -- was nothing short of a revolution.

Fortune: Cadillac pushes back into golf sponsorshipsupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 11:19:00

When the azaleas are blooming in Augusta, Georgia it's a sure sign that The Masters is nigh. Mercedes-Benz, as the elite golf tournament's automotive sponsor, sees no surer proof that it sits atop the world of luxury car brands, a perch once occupied by Cadillac.

Marine at 'Toys for Tots' drive stabbed by theft suspectupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 22:10:00

A Marine Corps reservist helping in a "Toys for Tots" drive was stabbed Friday when he grappled with a fleeing shoplifting suspect, authorities in Augusta, Georgia, said.

Amputee gets new hands, has regretsupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 08:52:00

The first U.S. double-hand transplant patient says he's back at square one after much healing and therapy.

Civilian arrested at military base with possible explosivesupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 07:51:00

Military police at Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia, have arrested a civilian for impersonating a soldier after "possible grenades" were found in his vehicle on base, a base spokesman said early Wednesday.

Alleged Tiger Woods mistress arrestedupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 11:00:00

The cocktail waitress whose voicemail from Tiger Woods helped unravel the golfer's sex scandal last fall was arrested in West Hollywood, California, Wednesday night on several driving-related warrants.

People.com: Elin Nordegren Jets Off (Solo) to Visit Her Mom in Hospitalupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 15:29:00

Tiger Woods's wife skipped the Masters and is seeing her ailing mother

No circus in Augusta to greet Tigerupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 09:15:00

As Tiger Woods hit drives and putts during pre-Masters preparations this week, he was trailed by gigantic, cheering galleries -- and a handful of security men.

Tiger Woods now 'more human'updated: Thu Apr 08 2010 09:15:00

Panelists weigh in on how well Tiger Woods did during his Masters press conference.

Golf expert weighs in on Tigerupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 09:17:00

Golf.com's Connell Barrett talks to CNN about Tiger Woods' press conference at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

People.com: PHOTO: Where Was Elin Nordegren During Tiger's Press Conference?updated: Mon Apr 05 2010 23:47:00

The golfer's wife - sans wedding ring - picks up daughter Sam from her Orlando, Fla., school

People.com: Tiger Woods Arrives for First Post-Scandal Tournamentupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 12:48:00

"He was all business as usual," says a fellow golfer at the Masters in Georgia

People.com: POLL: Should Elin Nordegren Go to the Masters with Tiger Woods?updated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:08:00

A source says Tiger Woods hopes his wife will attend the tournament, but "she would rather not be there"

People.com: Source: Elin Nordegren Doesn't Want to Attend the Mastersupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 14:28:00

But Tiger Woods's wife has been asked to publicly support her husband's return to golf

Tiger teeing it up for Mastersupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:28:00

Damon Hack of Sports Illustrated discusses the pros and cons of Tiger Woods choosing the Masters as his return to golf.

Tiger Woods to return to golf at Mastersupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:28:00

Four months after an auto accident and reports of extramarital affairs put his golf career on hold, Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he plans to return to the sport at the Masters Tournament in April.

People.com: It's Official: Tiger Woods Announces Return to Golfupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 15:49:00

The Masters-bound champ says he feels "ready to start my season at Augusta"

People.com: Will Tiger Woods Return to Golf at the Masters?updated: Fri Mar 12 2010 19:29:00

The golf world is buzzing with reports that Woods will make his comeback soon

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Forrest was a classy professional, and his death is a blow to boxingupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 09:51:00

In the spring of 2002, Vernon Forrest and I sat in front of his television watching a DVD from his previous fight. A few months earlier, Forrest had unexpectedly beaten Shane Mosley to win the WBC welterweight belt. Forrest was training for a summer rematch, but had carved out time to entertain a stranger with a notepad for two days in Atlanta. As he replayed the win over Mosley, Forrest would pantomime his moves, cleaving the air with jabs and bobbing his head. Then he'd pause the DVD.

Final round Masters recapupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 10:15:00

CNN's Larry Smith reports on the final round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

HIV case in VA probeupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:17:00

An investigation into dirty colonoscopy instruments turns up one HIV positive veteran. Judy Fortin reports.

VA looking into possible contamination at medical facilitiesupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:17:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an investigation into whether there is a connection between improperly sterilized endoscopy equipment and a veteran's positive HIV test.

A guide to golf's 'major' tournamentsupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 06:55:00

U.S. Masters -- April 9-12, 2009

Chat about Tigerupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 06:55:00

Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon, sits down for a chat about the golf pro.

Veterans at risk?updated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:29:00

Thousands of vets may have been infected with life-threatening viruses after a hospital discovers unsterilized probes.

Possible contamination at VA facilities sparks call for inquiryupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:29:00

Thousands of veterans in South Florida may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV because of contaminated equipment after getting colonoscopies at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, officials announced Monday.

Commentary: Technology is key to success for U.S.updated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:23:00

Technology improves our lives in so many ways -- from our toasters, ovens and refrigerators at home, to our computers, fax machines and BlackBerrys at work. Technology makes once burdensome tasks easy and fun.

Vets get wetupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 08:35:00

Some disabled vets benefit from swimming with some of the biggest fish in the world, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Swimming with sharks helps veterans feel whole againupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 08:35:00

Retired Army Spc. Scott Winkler had many scary encounters while serving in Iraq, but they were nothing compared with his recent experience at the world's largest aquarium: swimming alongside a massive whale shark.

People.com: Travis Barker Released from Hospital, Heading to L.A.updated: Tue Sep 30 2008 12:03:00

"Travis is in good condition and discharged this morning," a burn-center rep tells PEOPLE

Worker killed in Mississippi paper plant explosionupdated: Sun May 04 2008 02:46:00

An explosion at a Mississippi paper plant killed one worker Saturday and injured 17 others, according to authorities.

Immelman leads Mastersupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 04:42:00

CNN's Larry Smith breaks down the leaderboard after the second round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

Founder of 'air taxi' service flies to successupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 23:28:00

Like a lot of kids, Aaron Sohacki's dad took him to watch airplanes take off and land at the airport.

Young People Who Rockupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 23:28:00

CNN.com's Nicole Lapin interviews Aaron Sohacki, founder of a company that allows regular people to fly privately.

Death toll rises to 11 in sugar refinery blastupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 14:00:00

A worker wounded in an explosion early this month at a Georgia sugar refinery died Saturday night at a burn center, bringing the death toll to 11, hospital officials announced Sunday.

Explosion at sugar plantupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 19:05:00

Firefighters are on the scene of a sugar refinery explosion near Savannah, Georgia.

Death toll rises at Georgia refineryupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 19:05:00

Firefighters recovered a fifth body Saturday from the ruins of a sugar refinery near Savannah, Georgia, gutted by a massive explosion and fire Thursday night, authorities said Saturday.

Time.com: The ATM in the Church Lobbyupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 10:00:00

More houses of worship are installing electronic tithing kiosks, and new IRS rules are one reason

Botulism-linked plant closesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:46:00

Botulism-linked plant closes

Els is keen to put on green jacketupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 08:25:00

Former champion Ernie Els goes into this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational with one eye firmly fixed on next month's Masters in Augusta, Georgia.

Haggard's 'restoration' won't come easyupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 11:43:00

Ted Haggard says he's about to embark on a process of rehabilitation known as "spiritual restoration," an ancient practice that could take years to complete.

Taylor sets hot pace in Heritage updated: Thu Apr 13 2006 15:33:00

American Vaughn Taylor birdied two of the last three holes for an eight-under 63 to set the early pace in the Heritage Classic first round at Hilton Head on Thursday.

Two indicted in slaying of hostage hero's husbandupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 03:43:00

A grand jury indicted two men Wednesday in the 2001 stabbing death of Daniel McFarland Smith, husband of the woman hailed as a hero for turning in a man accused of killing a judge and three other people in Atlanta.

Official: Fugitive wanted to attend Mastersupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 12:55:00

A suspect in two killings in South Carolina who was captured Tuesday in Augusta, Georgia, told U.S. marshals he had come to the city for the famed Masters golf tournament.

Ex-con arrested in Georgia after alertupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 14:56:00

An ex-convict suspected of killing two people and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in South Carolina over the weekend was captured Tuesday in Augusta, Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Sheriff: Evidence points to sex abuseupdated: Sun Mar 20 2005 09:17:00

Jessica Marie Lunsford, the 9-year-old Florida girl whose body was found Saturday near her parents' home, was kidnapped from her bedroom, and there is evidence from a medical examiner that she was sexually assaulted, the Citrus County sheriff said Sunday night.

Missing pregnant woman found deadupdated: Sun Apr 18 2004 13:50:00

The body of a 29-year-old pregnant woman, abducted when she interrupted a burglary at her mother's Augusta, Georgia, home, was found Sunday, and a suspect was arrested for her death, a county sheriff's inspector said.

Authorities search for missing pregnant womanupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 13:40:00

(CNN) -- Authorities searched Friday for a 29-year-old pregnant woman who they believe was abducted in Augusta, Georgia, after she interrupted a burglary.

Fortune: SOUTHERN FOXupdated: Mon Mar 13 1989 00:01:00

Lesson No. 1 at John Brooks Fuqua's personal school of business: Don't use your own money or your own brains to get ahead. Use someone else's. It worked for J. B. Fuqua. He grew up on a Virginia to...

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