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Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city. Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state.

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Stacey Abrams says "anti-abortion is not the will of the people"

The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate denounced a series of legislative efforts in red states designed to severely limit women's access to an abortion
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Dramatic video shows stranded kids being rescued in Canadian wilderness

Dramatic video shows the rescue of two young children, a 6- and 7-year-old, after their father says he was forced to leave them alone in the wilderness for a night. The American family from Georgia..
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Videos for Georgia (U.S. state)

Kristen Wiig Joins Georgia Boycott [Video]Kristen Wiig Joins Georgia Boycott

The creative team behind "Bridesmaids" has joined the growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. On Wednesday, a rep for Kristen Wiig confirmed to CNN that..

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Protesters rally against new state abortion bans [Video]Protesters rally against new state abortion bans

U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the Supreme Court while others protested across the country on Tuesday to protest new..

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Billionaire Commencement Speaker To Pay Graduate's Debts [Video]Billionaire Commencement Speaker To Pay Graduate's Debts

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday’s commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the..

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US billionaire stuns students by pledging to pay off all loans [Video]US billionaire stuns students by pledging to pay off all loans

A billionaire technology investor has stunned graduates at a US college by announcing he will pay off all their student loans estimated at 40 million dollars (£31m). Robert F Smith made the..

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Trump’s Silence On Alabama Abortion Bill Golden For Activists [Video]Trump’s Silence On Alabama Abortion Bill Golden For Activists

President Donald Trump has been silent on the recent wave of restrictive abortion laws adopted by several states. His most fervent anti-abortion allies couldn’t be happier. When Ohio last month..

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More Abortion Bans Coming To States Across The U.S. [Video]More Abortion Bans Coming To States Across The U.S.

The spring of 2019 has seen an unprecedented surge in Republican-led states passing near-total bans on most abortions. Business Insider reports that in April and May alone, the governors of Ohio,..

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Ric Flair's Hospitalization Was Planned [Video]Ric Flair's Hospitalization Was Planned

Ric Flair fans can breathe a sigh of relief, says Comicbook.com. It appears "The Nature Boy's" hospitalization was not as serious as originally thought. TMZ reported on Thursday morning that Flair had..

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Busy Philipps Called For Women To Share Their Abortion Stories [Video]Busy Philipps Called For Women To Share Their Abortion Stories

Busy Philipps called for women to share their abortion stories, and thousands have already joined the #YouKnowMe movement on social media. Her comment was sparked by a new bill that Georgia's governor,..

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Jimmy Carter breaks hip ahead of turkey hunt [Video]Jimmy Carter breaks hip ahead of turkey hunt

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip, and has undergone surgery to repair the injury, a..

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Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip En Route To Turkey Hunt [Video]Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip En Route To Turkey Hunt

President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip. According to Reuters, Carter's representative says the former..

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Heartbeat Bill Could Get Women 30 Years In Prison For A Miscarriage [Video]Heartbeat Bill Could Get Women 30 Years In Prison For A Miscarriage

On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, a so-called "heartbeat bill" that would ban abortion after 5-6 weeks of pregnancy into law. It's set to go into effect in January 1, 2020, but at..

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Shaq Buys Size 18 Shoes For Teen Who Couldn't Afford Them [Video]Shaq Buys Size 18 Shoes For Teen Who Couldn't Afford Them

Shaquille O'Neal bought 13-year-old Zach Keith 10 pairs of size-18 shoes at Friedman's Shoes in Atlanta, Georgia. WGCL-TV contacted O'Neal after learning that Zach Keith's mother was struggling to keep..

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Anger erupts on Alabama senate floor over abortion [Video]Anger erupts on Alabama senate floor over abortion

Alabama's state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after a shouting match on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated..

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Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion [Video]Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion

A bill that would ban all abortion except to save the life of the mother is due to come up for a vote in the Alabama state senate on Thursday after having passed the House last week. Yahaira Jacquez..

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Child Finds 3 Pounds Of Meth In Lego Box [Video]Child Finds 3 Pounds Of Meth In Lego Box

Everyone received a surprise when a gift purchased for a young child turned out to be a box of methamphetamine. Georgia police confirmed that a child opened a box of Lego's which had been purchased..

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Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban [Video]Georgia governor signs heartbeat abortion ban

Georgia's Republican governor on Tuesday signed legislation outlawing abortion if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, part of a concerted effort to restrict abortion rights in states across the..

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Georgia Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban, Joining Growing U.S. Movement [Video]Georgia Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban, Joining Growing U.S. Movement

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Georgia became the fifth US state to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, said as he..

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Georgia Becomes Fifth State To Sign Heartbeat Abortion Ban [Video]Georgia Becomes Fifth State To Sign Heartbeat Abortion Ban

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Georgia became the fourth US state to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, when its governor signed a bill that an abortion-rights..

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Georgia Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law [Video]Georgia Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law

Business Insider reports Georgia imposed incredibly restrictive laws on abortions this week. Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday officially signed into law HB481, the so-called "heartbeat bill," which bans..

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Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Rapper Offset [Video]Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Rapper Offset

(CNN)Police in Georgia have issued an arrest warrant for Migos rapper Offset for an incident where he allegedly knocked a phone off someone's hand. The incident happened last week at a Target in Sandy..

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Over 13,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak [Video]Over 13,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak

According to Business Insider, a meat supplier is recalling more than 113,000 pounds of raw ground beef due to E. coli concerns. The products in question are 24-pound vacuum-packed packages of "ground..

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Deadly Storm In U.S. South Leaves Many Without Power As It Moves East [Video]Deadly Storm In U.S. South Leaves Many Without Power As It Moves East

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, severe storms that claimed three lives in the US South moved eastward, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from..

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Tornadoes Kill At Least Three Children As Massive Storm Sweeps U.S. South [Video]Tornadoes Kill At Least Three Children As Massive Storm Sweeps U.S. South

According to Reuters, authorities on Sunday said that tornadoes killed at least three children in the U.S. South, as a massive storm system began drenching East Coast states. A tornado touched down and..

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With increasing efforts to limit abortion rights, a look at how Roe v. Wade began

The fight over abortion rights in America is ramping up. Abortion rights activists held more than 400 demonstrations Tuesday to support the Roe v. Wade ruling that established a right to abortion...
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First TV and film productions leave Georgia over abortion law

Location scouts were in the state for an Amazon show and were promptly pulled out
CBS News - Published

Abortion rights supporters rally in Georgia

Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. (May 21)
USATODAY.com - Published

Billionaire pledges to pay off Morehouse students’ debt

Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan..
Reuters - Published

11 soccer players arrested in Georgia in match-fixing case

Eleven soccer players in Georgia have been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing and face lengthy prison sentences
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Georgia's foster care reform bill: Blood relatives shouldn't always have legal preference

Georgia's foster care bill put some limits on kinship preference, a principle allowing blood relatives to take kids out of stable homes.
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Atlanta college graduation speaker pledges to pay off students' debt

Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at a college in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan debt of the..
Reuters - Published

Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday School this week after all

Carter, 94, fell and fractured his hip at his home in Plains, Georgia, Monday morning and later underwent hip replacement surgery
CBS News - Published

Abortion still legal in Alabama, Georgia despite new laws

After a flurry of new legislation, women in Georgia and Alabama aren't sure what's still legal in their state
CBS News - Published

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion.
Reuters - Published

Mom Bod: 3 ways moms can embrace their postpartum beauty

Bryttany Hyde of Woodstock, Georgia, encourages moms to celebrate their bodies by turning the camera on themselves once in a while.
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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..
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Despite fall, Jimmy Carter still plans to teach Sunday school in Georgia

Despite breaking his hip in a recent fall, Carter still plans to teach Sunday school, according to a statement from the Carter Center.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slams abortion right bills

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was in Georgia Thursday, criticizing the recent abortion bans signed into law. She said as president, she'd seek to write into law the Supreme..
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Fred's closing another 104 stores this summer, 'going out of business' sales now underway

Fred's is closing 104 more stores, which represent 18% of the company. Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee losing the most locations.
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Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating..
Reuters - Published

Man charged with murder in death of Georgia professor

A man was charged with murder and other crimes in the death of a University of Georgia professor at a house where authorities say the homeowner apparently killed himself after investigators arrived...
CBS News - Published

How does Alabama's abortion bill compare to Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?

Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US. How does Alabama's abortion bill legislators are currently weighing stack up?
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Teens sentenced to 40 years for plot to attack Georgia school

Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit arson and unlawful possession of a destructive device
CBS News - Published

Peele, Abrams donating profits to fighting abortion law

The directors' announcement fulfills the wish of Stacey Abrams: Don't pull your productions from Georgia
CBS News - Published

Carnival worker allegedly killed three women in 18 days

Investigators in southern Virginia say 23-year-old James Michael Wright confessed to killing two Tennessee women and a Georgia teen he met through his work for a traveling carnival. CBS affiliate WJHL..
CBS News - Published

Great whites spotted off Ga., Fla. S.C. and N.C.

A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
USATODAY.com - Published

Great white sharks have been spotted off the coasts of Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas

A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ex-president Jimmy Carter breaks hip ahead of turkey hunt

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip, and has undergone surgery to repair the injury, a..
Reuters - Published

Jimmy Carter Breaks His Hip, Undergoes Surgery

Mr. Carter, 94, the oldest living former president, fell at his home in Georgia when he was leaving to go turkey hunting, his office said. The surgery was described as successful.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sidebar: Accused of ‘Terrorism’ for Putting Legal Materials Online

After Carl Malamud posted Georgia’s annotated laws, the state sued for copyright infringement. Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to step in.
NYTimes.com - Published

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