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11 Things You Need to Know for Friday, August 23

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(WXIA) -- As the work week wraps up for many, this list provides a guide to some of the top local and national stories happening on Friday. 

1. This is Home tour takes Suwanee

The 11Alive News This is Home morning show tour returned to Gwinnett County this week.

2. MARTA bus crashes on Interstate 285 

A crash involving a MARTA bus took place on the highway shortly after 5:00 near Chamblee Tucker Road.

3. Tractor trailer jumps Interstate 75 median

Just before 10:00 Thursday night, a tractor trailer went through the median wall on I-75 northbound near Mt. Zion Blvd.

4. Journalist gang raped overseas 

A young photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday.

5. Send "Get Well" wishes to Jason Heyward 

Jason Heyward is now on the road to recovery - with two new plates in his jaw. Leave your get well wishes and cheers.

6. Gun control - what are our next steps? 

What should schools do next to keep students safe? Take our poll!

7. PHOTOS: 2Chainz, 10 others arrested in Okla. 

Atlanta-based rapper 2Chainz was arrested early Thursday morning after his tour bus was pulled over in Oklahoma.

8. Ben Affleck is the new Batman

Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the highly anticipated Zack Snyder-directed Batman-Superman movie that's scheduled to be released in July 2015.

9. Suspected murder of Australian Chris Lane tweets 

One of the Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing 23-year-old Australian Christopher Lane sent a message on social media, possibly hinting about his plans. 

10. Weekend weather

Today: Partly sunny skies. 30% chance for showers. High: 88. Find out what is in store for Saturday and Sunday!

11.Find something to see on Friday 

Your event calendar has a list of entertainment ideas in and around Atlanta. 

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