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Coastal Sunrise: Top 3 on 3

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Here's a quick look at your Top 3 on 3 stories you'll need to know before heading out this morning.

The first step toward authorizing military force on Syria comes today, as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to hold a hearing on Capitol Hill. Secretary of State, John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are among administration officials scheduled to testify before the committee. You'll remember, President Obama has been seeking congressional support for a resolution authorizing a possible air strike against Syria in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack. The administration has been making its case for a strike by meeting with lawmakers at the White House.

Also, a decision could be made as early as today, concerning more than $700 million of new construction at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia. The Georgia Public Service Commission is expected to vote this morning on a deal between agency regulators and Georgia Power. Under the plan, Georgia Power would withdraw a request to increase its budget by $737 million for two new nuclear reactors. However, that debate could be delayed until the first reactor is up and running which at the earliest, is in January 2018.

Plus, close to two years after a Savannah woman is said to have thrown her newborn baby away, she is set to face a jury of her peers. The trial of Anitra Hicks is scheduled to begin this morning in Chatham County. Police say in December 2011, Hicks, then 18, admitted to throwing her baby away after a curbie sanitation worker found the infant in the trash. Records show the infant drowned. Hicks faces two counts of felony murder.


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