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State in the southeastern United States

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Georgia (U.S. state): State in the southeastern United States
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Georgia is the 24th largest in area and 8th-most populous of the 50 United States. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, and to the west by Alabama. Its 2019 estimated population was 10,617,423, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and its largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 5.9 million people in 2018, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 56% of the entire state population.

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Rural Georgia hospital reborn without costly ER

After facing the threat of losing its hospital for good, a small Georgia community has managed to build a new one. Some residents are concerned about the lack of an emergency room, but Jerry Connell is..
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Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including 3 children

Six people, including three children, were killed early Sunday in a head-on crash on Interstate 95, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
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Videos for Georgia (U.S. state)


Boosie Badazz Was Refused Service at Planet Fitness Over Transphobic Comments [Video]Boosie Badazz Was Refused Service at Planet Fitness Over Transphobic Comments

On Dec. 20, Boosie Badazz took to Instagram to lash out at Planet Fitness, after he was denied entry to a location in Union City, Georgia.

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New museum in Georgia uses technology to bring art to life [Video]New museum in Georgia uses technology to bring art to life

The works of Georgia's most renowned artist, Niko Pirosmani, are being given a 21st-century makeover. View on euronews

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Oystermen struggle to survive amid Florida, Georgia water battle [Video]Oystermen struggle to survive amid Florida, Georgia water battle

The future of oystermen in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay may be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to rule later this year on a seven-year-long legal battle between Florida and..

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Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees [Video]Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the..

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Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons [Video]Inside the Georgian lab accused of testing biological weapons

Al Jazeera gets special access to laboratory at centre of Russian claims that Georgia hosts secret biological weapons laboratory run by US.

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Cheaters In These Nine States May Want To Reconsider [Video]Cheaters In These Nine States May Want To Reconsider

In Georgia cheaters don’t receive alimony. Cheating in Michigan can lead to a life sentence in prison. Cheaters in Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota or Utah..

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Rep. John Lewis Confirms He Is Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer [Video]Rep. John Lewis Confirms He Is Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Rep. John Lewis confirmed on Sunday that he is suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. According to Politico, Lewis said he will undergo treatment, as he continues to serve his district. Doctors..

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Judge denies bid to restore 98,000 Georgia voters [Video]Judge denies bid to restore 98,000 Georgia voters

A federal judge on Friday denied an attempt to restore about 98,000 voters in Georgia to the U.S. state's electoral rolls after they were removed earlier this month upon being classified as "inactive."..

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UK blames Russia for 'totally unacceptable' cyber attacks on Georgia

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for cyber-attacks on Georgia, including a major assault that knocked out thousands of state, private and media websites last year.
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U.S. accuses Russia of cyberattack in Georgia that disrupted websites, TV stations

The United States on Thursday blamed Russia for a cyberattack against Georgia in October that Washington said disrupted operations of the Georgian government and privately-run websites and interrupted..
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Georgia's released ex-premier vows to fight against government

Georgia's former prime minister Vano Merabishvili said on Thursday after release from prison that he would return to active politics and fight against the current government.
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Body of Georgia college student missing since Valentine's Day discovered

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn was found in central Georgia, about 100 miles south of Atlanta.  
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Today in History for February 16th

Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its..
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5-year-old Georgia boy becomes hero after rescuing his family from their burning house

A 5-year-old boy from Georgia saved his family when he woke up to his house burning down and searched for help.  
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Shopper helps police take down suspect with shopping cart in Walmart parking lot

Police in Peachtree City, Georgia released footage that showed a shopper who used a cart to help them take down a shoplifting suspect.
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'Extraordinary' 5-year-old boy saves his sister, alerts family to Georgia house fire

A 5-year-old Georgia boy helped save his entire family from an electrical fire that destroyed their house in Bartow County, firefighters said.
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'Not just immoral, also illegal': Georgia woman evicted after black family visits settles with landlords for $150k

Georgia woman says she was evicted from her house after inviting a black co-worker and her son over for a play date.
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Refugees, immigrants rally at Georgia Capitol

Hundreds of refugees and immigrants filled the stairways and halls of the state Capitol in Georgia Thursday. They were there to shine a spotlight on their contributions and existence in their new..
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Show choir, Haiku Stairs, Teton bighorns: News from around our 50 states

Tax-free tampon weekend too much for lawmaker in Tennessee, firefighter disciplined for running into burning building in Georgia, and more
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Europe, United States criticize Georgia over opposition leader's jailing

The European Union and the United States urged Georgia to reinforce democracy on Wednesday after an opposition leader was jailed for a second time in a case activists say is politically motivated.
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3,600 kids become victims of sex trafficking in Georgia each year. The first lady is trying to stop it

Each year, thousands of children are sold for sex in Georgia. The state's first lady, Marty Kemp, is on a mission to put an end to it.
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A Georgia city transformed by refugees

Despite being a "Welcoming City," Clarkston has not been immune to policies that have rattled immigrant communities across the U.S.
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Multiple vehicle crash, including tractor-trailer, causes massive fire on Georgia highway

At least one person was killed after several vehicles crashed and caught fire on Interstate 85 near Atlanta, Georgia, local reports said.
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Citing ‘Soul of Our Democracy,’ Pastor of Dr. King’s Church Enters Senate Race

The senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, may be helped in Georgia by his religiosity, but his liberal positions could turn off some voters.
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Georgia elementary students create 'kindness tunnel' for police officers, firefighters

Summit Hill Elementary School students in Milton, Georgia created a kindness tunnel to shower police officers and firefighters with love.
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Man convicted of killing ex-wife, boyfriend executed in Georgia

A man convicted more than two decades ago of shooting and killing his ex-wife's boyfriend and then bludgeoning her to death with the shotgun he used was executed by lethal injection in Georgia on..
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Doug Collins, a Trump Ally, Is Expected to Run for Georgia Senate

Mr. Collins plans to challenge a fellow Republican, Senator Kelly Loeffler, in this fall’s special election for one of Georgia’s Senate seats.
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Turkish foreign minister calls for enlarged NATO, Georgia membership

Turkey's foreign minister called on Thursday for the enlargement of NATO and the addition of Georgia to the organization.
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Giga roller coaster, 'granny' centennial, lion cubs born, Parker the cat passes away: News from around our 50 states

Georgia lawmaker backs bill banning hair-based discrimination, Pennsylvania man exonerated after 28 years in prison, and more
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How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town

Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change. Not everyone was ready for what they saw.
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Georgia's parole board grants clemency to death row inmate hours before scheduled execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago.
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Georgia man to be executed for killing store clerk in $38 robbery

A Georgia man faces execution on Thursday, three decades after he was convicted of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk and stealing $38 after he and two friends went bar hopping.
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Pelosi thanked a top G.O.P. lawmaker for apologizing for his ‘ridiculous comments’ about Democrats.

Pelosi addressed the comments and apology made by Representative Doug Collins, Republican of Georgia.
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Body camera records moment officer is hit by train

Police in Georgia have released body camera video showing the moment an officer was hit by a train while on duty. Polk County officer Andy Anderson suffered a concussion and broke several bones, but is..
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Man caught on camera breaking into a Taco Bell, cooking a meal and taking a nap

Police in Lawrenceville, Georgia are looking for the man who broke into a Taco Bell early on Christmas Day before cooking a meal and taking a nap.
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Cade Mays' father is suing Georgia, saying his pinkie was severed at a recruiting event

The father of lineman Cade Mays, who is planning to transfer from Georgia to Tennessee, is suing the University of Georgia over a severed finger.
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Gingerbread destruction raffle, toilet paper pyramid, Tiehm's buckwheat: News from around our 50 states

Gorilla gets cataract surgery in California, police chief orders halt to car cases in Georgia, and more
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After a Deadly Plot, a Church Is Learning How to Fight Back

Religious institutions across the country are learning how to protect themselves. In Georgia, one small black church is taking action after a thwarted attack.
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Kelly Loeffler, new Georgia GOP senator, sworn in

Wealthy Republican businesswoman and political newcomer Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia. She replaces GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson, who stepped down in December because..
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Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon, diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

John Lewis, a civil rights icon and U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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Rep. John Lewis says he has pancreatic cancer

Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, announced Sunday that doctors diagnosed him with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. (Dec. 29)  
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South Ossetia releases imprisoned Georgian doctor

Separatists in Georgia's Russian-controlled region of South Ossetia on Saturday released a Georgian doctor who was arrested last month for entering the breakaway territory, the state security service..
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Federal judge denies bid to restore 98,000 voters in U.S. state of Georgia

A federal judge on Friday denied an attempt to restore about 98,000 voters in Georgia to the U.S. state's electoral rolls after they were removed earlier this month upon being classified as "inactive".
Reuters - Published

Egg recall: Hard-boiled eggs, egg products recalled from Walmart, Trader Joe's, more stores nationwide

Hard-boiled eggs and egg products supplied by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia are being recalled nationwide related to a listeria outbreak.
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U.S. urges Georgia to reinforce democracy, rule of law

Georgia must reinforce its commitment to democracy and ensure its judicial system is free of political bias, the United States said on Tuesday, after weeks of demonstrations in the ex-Soviet state..
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South Ossetia jails Georgian doctor for entering region illegally

A court in Georgia's Russian-controlled region of South Ossetia has jailed a Georgian doctor for illegally entering the region, despite appeals for his release by the United States and Europe's main..
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One of the world's most endangered whales spotted with calf off Georgia coast

Pregnant right whales migrate from the waters off Nova Scotia and New England to give birth in the warmer waters off the coast of Florida and Georgia.
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Anthony Edwards tries to make Georgia hoops cool

Freshman Anthony Edwards is trying to change the perception of Georgia basketball before he heads off to the NBA. The 6-5 shooting guard is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2020 draft. (Dec...
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Commissioner’s Wife Spills Drink on Reporter’s Head at County Meeting

A county commissioner in Georgia was hosting a budget meeting when his wife spilled a cup of soda and ice on the reporter’s head. She has been charged with disorderly conduct and simple assault.
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Man Accused of Smacking Reporter’s Rear on Live TV Is Charged

Alex Bozarjian was reporting on a race in Savannah, Ga., when a passing runner slapped her behind. A video clip of the episode shared on Twitter provoked outrage.
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Georgia gains major court victory over Florida in decades-long dispute over Apalachicola Bay water use

A judge has recommended the Supreme Court side with Georgia over Florida in the water dispute over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter released from hospital

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a Georgia hospital on Wednesday after undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection, his spokeswoman at the Carter Center said.
Reuters - Published

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