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Georgia is a state 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 more than 6 million people in 2019, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 57% of Georgia's entire population.

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In crucial electoral state Georgia's governor certifies Democrat win [Video]

In crucial electoral state Georgia's governor certifies Democrat win

It brings the state one step closer to wrapping up an election fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters.

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Classical music stars turn out for the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia [Video]

Classical music stars turn out for the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia

Classical music stars turn out for the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia

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Georgia Hand Count of Votes Affirms Biden’s Victory Over Trump [Video]

Georgia Hand Count of Votes Affirms Biden’s Victory Over Trump

Georgia recounted nearly 5 million votes as part of an audit required by a new state law.

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'Numbers don't lie' - Biden wins GA after recount [Video]

'Numbers don't lie' - Biden wins GA after recount

[NFA] After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the battleground state on Nov. 3, further narrowing the president's..

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'The numbers don't lie' - GA sec of state [Video]

'The numbers don't lie' - GA sec of state

President Donald Trump's desperate bid to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election was dealt another blow on Friday when a high-ranking Georgia official announced President-elect Joe Biden was the..

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US election: Final result confirmed as Biden wins Georgia recount [Video]

US election: Final result confirmed as Biden wins Georgia recount

A look at the final result in the 2020 US presidential election as Joe Bidenflips Georgia to complete his win over Donald Trump.

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Pivac backs Sir Ian Botham’s grandson James to have ‘very big future’ [Video]

Pivac backs Sir Ian Botham’s grandson James to have ‘very big future’

Wales boss Wayne Pivac has described James Botham as “a player with a very bigfuture” after selecting him for his Test debut. Botham – grandson of Englandcricket great Sir Ian Botham – will..

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US Presidential election recount: Georgia officials say result not likely to change [Video]

US Presidential election recount: Georgia officials say result not likely to change

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Recounts unlikely to change Trump election loss [Video]

Recounts unlikely to change Trump election loss

President Donald Trump's attempts to cling to power appeared more tenuous than ever on Wednesday as election officials in Georgia and Wisconsin said recounts were not likely to change the election..

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Die-Hard Trump Ally Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Biden Should Get Intel Briefings Now [Video]

Die-Hard Trump Ally Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Biden Should Get Intel Briefings Now

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has been a staunch ally of President Donald Trump over the years. He's also inserted himself into the Georgia state election process, in an effort to investigate..

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As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results [Video]

As Pompeo visits Georgia, thousands protest over election results

Thousands formed a live chain in Tbilisi holding a huge Georgian national flag and posters saying: ‘USA – Thanks for supporting our liberty!’

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Biden solidifies victory, Trump hints at leaving [Video]

Biden solidifies victory, Trump hints at leaving

[NFA] U.S. President-elect Joe Biden solidified his victory over President Donald Trump on Friday after the state of Georgia went his way, leaving Trump little hope of reversing the outcome through..

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GA election official: audit will dispel 'nonsense' [Video]

GA election official: audit will dispel 'nonsense'

Georgia's Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling on Thursday said the state's hand audit of the ballots cast in the Nov. 3 presidential election "will be the largest hand retallying by..

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Georgia's Chief Election Official Announces Hand Recount [Video]

Georgia's Chief Election Official Announces Hand Recount

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the hand recount on Wednesday.

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Georgia will recount 'every single ballot' [Video]

Georgia will recount 'every single ballot'

Under pressure by fellow Republicans, Georgia's secretary of state ordered a full hand recount of ballots, citing the close lead President-elect Joe Biden has over President Donald Trump.

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Eyes on Georgia, as Senate balance of power up for grabs [Video]

Eyes on Georgia, as Senate balance of power up for grabs

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Georgia elections: Protesters defy crackdown to call for a new poll [Video]

Georgia elections: Protesters defy crackdown to call for a new poll

Georgia's opposition calls for new elections, saying there is evidence the last one was rigged.

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Georgia set for recount despite 'no irregularities' in vote [Video]

Georgia set for recount despite 'no irregularities' in vote

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Georgia began a second recount of votes on Tuesday at the request of the Trump campaign, even though the state certified its election results last week. The first recount done by hand confirmed..
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Transgender inmate sues Georgia prison officials over alleged assaults

Ashley Diamon is suing the Georgia Department of Corrections for failing to protect her from sexual assault.
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Social worker Rebecca McDonald was laid off from her government job in September, losing not just her income, but also her health insurance. Then she caught COVID-19. The 46-year-old Georgia resident..
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Senate candidates in Georgia are focusing on their bases, not swing voters.


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A Trans Woman, Back in Prison, Says Rape and Abuse Continues

Ashley Diamond became a voice for incarcerated transgender people when her lawsuit forced changes in Georgia policy. She says the state is again failing to protect her.
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Trump campaign calls for another Georgia recount as more election lawsuits fail

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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

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With Senate on the line, Georgia activists are sliding into voters' DMs before election

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Georgia GOP shifts strategy to prioritize vote-by-mail ahead of runoff elections

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Trump denies Georgia's results after hand recount; prompts concerns over January's Senate runoff

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Georgia certifies President-elect Biden's victory

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NBA Draft: Anthony Edwards selected No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves

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