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Georgia (U.S. state): State in the 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. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 5,949,951 in 2018, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 60% of the entire state population.


Georgia inmate executed for 1994 convenience store killing as last-minute DNA test denied

Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m after lethal injection at a Georgia prison in Jackson, authorities said.  
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Georgia executes man convicted of killing convenience store clerk

The state of Georgia executed on Wednesday a man convicted of capital murder for the 1994 shooting death of a convenience store clerk during a bungled robbery in which he and two accomplices got away..
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Videos for Georgia (U.S. state)

Former President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized After Fall [Video]Former President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized After Fall

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized with a minor pelvic fracture. According to Reuters, he suffered the injury after a fall on Monday night. The former president fell yesterday..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Former U.S. President Carter Falls, Requiring Stitches To His Face [Video]Former U.S. President Carter Falls, Requiring Stitches To His Face

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter suffered a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia. Reuters reports that the 95-year old's fall on Sunday required stitches above his brow. The former president said he..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Former President Jimmy Carter Falls, Needs Stitches [Video]Former President Jimmy Carter Falls, Needs Stitches

Reuters reports former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. However, he says he “feels fine” and will attend a Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

'Happy Birthday' Jimmy Carter, the only president to reach 95 [Video]'Happy Birthday' Jimmy Carter, the only president to reach 95

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter turned 95 on October 1, making him the only U.S. president to reach that milestone. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Warren Gatland: Wales were itching to go before victory over Georgia [Video]Warren Gatland: Wales were itching to go before victory over Georgia

Wales Rugby head coach Warren Gatland and captain speaks to the press following their 43-14 victoria over Georgia in Toyota. Gatland said his team had been "itching" to get out on the pitch after..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published


Georgia man executed for 1994 killing of store clerk

Two days before his scheduled execution, a co-defendant released a statement that he overheard another co-defendant confess to being the shooter
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WWII veteran prepares to run across the country a second time

In 2016, Ernie Andrus became the oldest person to run across the country, from California to Georgia. Now at 95, he will start a new journey. Steve Hartman has his story on the road.
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The candidates who've qualified for November Democratic debate

The fifth presidential debate will be held in Georgia
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3 soldiers killed and 3 hurt in training accident at Fort Stewart

Three soldiers were killed and three others were injured during a training accident at Fort Stewart, an army base in Georgia. They were riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Tom Hanson reports.
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Activists hope for answers in 1946 lynchings

In 1946, a white mob in Georgia murdered two black couples. No one was charged, but now there's a fight to open sealed records linked to the case. Mark Strassmann reports.
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3 soldiers at Fort Stewart killed after military vehicle rolls into water

Military investigators are trying to find out what caused an armored vehicle to roll into water in Georgia, killing three soldiers. U.S. Army officials say the accident happened early Sunday during a..
CBS News - Published

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees

Former President Jimmy Carter can still draw a crowd, and he does each time he teaches Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. (Nov. 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Heaven sent

During her 35 years as a nurse, Lori Wood has been a hero many times over. At the time Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old autistic man, met Wood, doctors in Newnan, Ga., told him he had congestive heart..
CBS News - Published

'Absolutely heartbreaking': Missing college student found dead in Georgia park

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a news conference that the body of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford was found Friday at a park in Georgia.
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Trump courts black voters in Atlanta

President Trump spoke Friday in Georgia to launch the campaign initiative Black Voices for Trump, as he tries to make the case that his support among African Americans is strong, despite low approval..
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Watch: Trump speaks to reporters before leaving D.C. for Georgia

The president is meeting with supporters and raising money in Georgia Friday
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Rockefeller Center tree, green tongue pot myth, deer at sea: News from around our 50 states

New Year's Peach Drop not happening this year in Georgia, New Mexico lawyer to challenge Trump in New Hampshire, and more
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Georgia aims to make potential top NBA pick Anthony Edwards a game-changer

Anthony Edwards did the unexpected in choosing to stay home and attend Georgia. How will it work out for him and the Bulldogs?
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Hollywood Film Awards: Shia LaBeouf thanks Georgia police officer for 2017 arrest

Shia LaBeouf, Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Antonio Banderas all had their moments to shine at the Hollywood Film Awards Sunday night.
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Jimmy Carter hospitalized with fractured pelvis after a fall

This is the second time the 95-year-old former president has taken a fall in his Plains, Georgia, home this month
CBS News - Published

When the General Met the Gingerbread Man

After helping kindergartners in Georgia with a class project in 2007, Brig. Gen. Vincent Buggs continued writing the students letters for years. Last month, he finally met his pen pals in person.
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The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka

Whitney Otawka first encountered Georgia's remote Cumberland Island as a tourist. Now it's her home and workplace, as chef at one of the island's top restaurants, Greyfield Inn, and its coastal cuisine..
CBS News - Published

Georgia ex-policeman sentenced to 12 years in prison in shooting of unarmed black man

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison after his conviction in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside an Atlanta apartment in March 2015.
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Collins says Democrats "know they can't" impeach Trump

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the Mueller report and Attorney General Barr's canceled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
CBS News - Published

Florida's long fight with Georgia over water to Apalachicola Bay and its oysters heads back to court

Florida alleges that Georgia is hoarding a regional water system and now Florida's oyster crops are dying. The lawsuit is back in court.
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Nature: Providence Canyon

We leave you this Sunday Morning at Providence Canyon in Georgia. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove.
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Jimmy Carter's journey of faith

"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley talks with former President Jimmy Carter, about her new book, "Faith: A Journey for All," and how faith has guided him - from the Sunday School classes he teaches at..
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Answered prayers: What happens "when God shows up"

Although no one knew it at the time, Jerome Jones, a poor preacher at the Springfield Baptist Church in Monticello, Ga., recently went through a crisis of faith, until he received a message from the..
CBS News - Published

Nature: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

"Sunday Morning" takes you to a refuge for migratory birds and a breeding ground for other wildlife in Georgia. Videographer: Charles Schultz.
CBS News - Published

Convicted rapist mistakenly released from Georgia prison captured in Kentucky

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez was serving a life sentence in Georgia when he was released "in error." Authorities captured him in Kentucky Wednesday.  
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Stacey Abrams of Georgia to give Democrats' response to the State of the Union

A panel of political experts joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to talk about how the Democrats plan to approach their response to President Trump's State of the Union address.
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2020 Dems criticize restrictive abortion laws

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand traveled Thursday to Georgia to protest the state's new abortion law. Greg Bluestein, a reporter for the Atlanta Constitutional-Journal, and CBSN political reporter Caitlin..
CBS News - Published

Judge Says Sheriff Can’t Post Sex Offender Warning Signs on Halloween

A federal judge filed a preliminary injunction on Tuesday preventing a sheriff in Georgia from placing signs at three sex offenders’ homes, saying it violated their constitutional rights.
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Georgia governor invites state residents to apply for Senate seat

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is inviting state residents to apply online to fill outgoing Senator Johnny Isakson's seat. Greg Bluestein, a political reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,..
CBS News - Published

Small Plane Crashes Into Building in DeKalb County, Georgia

The plane, a Piper PA-28, crashed shortly after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, officials said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Woman Who Oversaw Robberies Targeting Asians and Indians Gets 37 Years in Prison

Chaka LeChar Castro led a string of armed home invasions in Georgia, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas.
NYTimes.com - Published

Manhunt on for rapist-child molester freed "in error" in Georgia

Authorities say Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, serving a life sentence, was released by mistake Friday
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On This Day: 28 October 1967

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts was born in Smyrna, Georgia. (Oct. 28)  
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Gunman opens fire in Georgia Walmart before killing himself

A man who fired shots inside a Walmart store in Georgia early Saturday has died after he turned the gun on himself, police said
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Baby elephant, cougars, dognapper, burning treehouse: News from around our 50 states

Iowa man caught stealing home plate, Georgia town building the world’s largest chicken topiary, and more
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Georgia driver rescued alive after logs from a truck smashed through his windshield

A Georgia driver suffered only minor injuries after logs from a truck in front of him impaled his car.
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Driver rear-ends log truck, escapes with minor injuries

A Georgia driver narrowly escaped a collision with a log truck.
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Former President Jimmy Carter suffers pelvic fracture after falling in Georgia home

Former President Jimmy Carter was taken to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for "observation and treatment," according to the Carter Center
USATODAY.com - Published

After Hurricane Michael, Georgia family remembers their 'spunky' girl with the beautiful heart

A year ago, a sweet and “spunky” 11-year-old girl died during Hurricane Michael. Faith, memories and overwhelming support has kept her family going.
USATODAY.com - Published

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