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11 Things You Need to Know for Monday, July 29

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ATLANTA -- Every day, we put together a list of the top news making local and national headlines. For Monday, be in the know with the top 11 news stories as you start your week. 

1. World Cup to Atlanta?

The United States won its fifth Gold Cup title over the weekend. Its last win was back in 2007. The U.S. could take home another championship in Atlanta one day, or maybe even host the World Cup, thanks to the new Falcons stadium.

2. DeKalb CEO in court

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will appear before a judge Monday. Ellis is scheduled for an arraignment on several charges, including extortion.

3. Waffle House shooting 

A man trying to rob a south Fulton County Waffle House was shot by a customer Monday morning.

4. Andrea Sneiderman trial starts

Andrea Sneiderman heads to court Monday for the start of her trial, days after prosecutors dropped murder charges.

5. Man arrested in Lake Lanier boating accident 

Officers with the Department of Natural Resources are investigating an accident on Lake Lanier at Shoal Creek on Sunday.

6. Taste of Atlanta lineup

A list of restaurants participating in the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta

7. Amanda Berry attends concert

One of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade made her first public appearance at a concert.

8. Morning wreck in Conyers

The accident happened before 6 a.m. on I-20 just before Sigman Road. The Georgia Department of Transportation said at least one person was injured.

9. Jet makes emergency landing in Ga.

More than 150 passengers made it off an Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a south Georgia airport.

10. Rathburns on "Chopped"

Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun and his brother Kent will compete Aug. 11 on the Food Network shop "Chopped."

11. Hudson's Bay Co. buys Saks

Hudson's Bay Company, parent company of Lord and Taylor is making a sizable luxury retail purchase.

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