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11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, September 5

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(WXIA) -- There is plenty of news to know that is happening in and around Atlanta. Use this list of the 11 things you need to know, locally and nationally for Thursday, September 5. 

1. Obama lands in Russia

Our President touched down Thursday morning for the G-20 summit in Russia, where the focus will likely be on Syria rather than global economy. 

2. Pirelli returns to school

The 11Alive Hope & Weather Tour is bringing our mascot Pirelli back to class. Our tour could visit your school! 

3. Atlanta nightclub busted

A nightclub in southwest Atlanta was busted during a raid overnight for operating without required permits.

4. Clairmont Road to be closed for days

Motorists who normally use Clairmont Road near the I-85 interchange should plan on taking alternate routes for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

5.  McDonald's boosting value menu prices 

The McDonald's Dollar Menu may be outgrowing its name - and its $1 price point.

6. More than 100 line up for free Chick-fil-A

The brand new Chick-fil-A in Woodstock opened Thursday morning, and more than 130 people began camping out outside the restaurant Wednesday morning to be among its first customers.

7. Man uses highway billboard to find his missing dog

How far would you go to find your missing dog? One man is offering $2,000 to anyone who finds his dog. And the way he's getting the word out is a bit unconventional.

8. A new look for Yahoo!

CEO Marissa Mayer has given Yahoo's logo a fashion makeover and her personal stamp reflecting the Internet pioneer's new image under her leadership.

9. Don't wash chicken? 

Stop washing your chicken. Not only is rinsing your poultry before you cook ineffective at killing germs, it can actually spread them, Drexel University researchers say.

10. Local mom questions school's zero tolerance weapons policy 

A Henry County mother says misguided zero tolerance policies for weapons are to blame for her 13-year-old daughter spending several days in lockup after she voluntarily turned in two, small knives she accidentally brought with her to school.

11. Thursday's events in your neighborhood

From music, shows, classes and festivals, there are many options for things to do on Thursday. 

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