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Georgia (U.S. state): State of the United States of America
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Georgia is the 24th largest 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. The state's nicknames include the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. 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.

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U.S. high court to rule on scope of copyright for legal codes

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by Georgia lawmakers to win federal copyright protection for an annotated version of the state's legal code and to decide whether state and local..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin: Georgia in grip of Russophobic hysteria

Ex-Soviet Georgia is in the grip of a wave of Russophobic hysteria which is being artificially whipped up and is getting worse, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgians rally for justice over crackdown on anti-Russia protest [Video]Georgians rally for justice over crackdown on anti-Russia protest

Hundreds demonstrate across Georgia over Russian MP scandal that prompted protest before heavy-handed police crackdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published

Biden's segregationist remarks not offensive: Lewis [Video]Biden's segregationist remarks not offensive: Lewis

Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis says he does not think Joe Biden's remarks about working with segregationist senators were offensive. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

CEOs say abortion restrictions ‘bad for business’ [Video]CEOs say abortion restrictions ‘bad for business’

Scores of technology, media and fashion executives took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Monday to denounce restricting access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Bouncing Back From Hip Injury, Jimmy Carter Resumes Side Gig [Video]Bouncing Back From Hip Injury, Jimmy Carter Resumes Side Gig

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter got back to work on Sunday, teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. According to Reuters, Carter was released from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Jimmy Carter returns to Sunday school teaching after fall [Video]Jimmy Carter returns to Sunday school teaching after fall

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Plains, Georgia after he fell and broke his hip before a hunting trip in May. Before his lesson, Carter opened up about some of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Over 40 Prosecutors Refuse To Enforce New Anti-Abortion Laws [Video]Over 40 Prosecutors Refuse To Enforce New Anti-Abortion Laws

According to Huffington Post, Dozens of state and local prosecutors released a statement Friday vowing not to enforce extreme anti-abortion restrictions recently passed in their states. The statement..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Highest Maternal And Infant Mortality Rates In US [Video]Highest Maternal And Infant Mortality Rates In US

According to Business Insider, "A surge of new abortion bans and clinic closures has highlighted the recent rise in America's maternal mortality rates. Nearly all of the states who have recently passed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Disney CEO Says It Will Be 'Difficult' to Film In Georgia If Abortion Law Takes Effect [Video]Disney CEO Says It Will Be 'Difficult' to Film In Georgia If Abortion Law Takes Effect

According to Reuters, Walt Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said that it would be “very difficult” for the media company to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect because many..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

WarnerMedia to Reconsider Business In Georgia Over Abortion Law [Video]WarnerMedia to Reconsider Business In Georgia Over Abortion Law

According to Reuters, WarnerMedia on Thursday became the third major U.S. media company to say it would reconsider working in Georgia if a new law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Planned Parenthood Has Declared A State Of Emergency Due To Abortion Bans [Video]Planned Parenthood Has Declared A State Of Emergency Due To Abortion Bans

In response to the extreme abortion restrictions being implemented in states across the country, Planned Parenthood declared a state of emergency. Earlier this month, Alabama implemented by far the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect [Video]Disney CEO says it may stop filming in Georgia if abortion law takes effect

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters it would be "very difficult" to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect in that southern state. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Netflix May Halt Productions In Georgia After Abortion Law [Video]Netflix May Halt Productions In Georgia After Abortion Law

Netflix is rethinking shooting films and series in Georgia after the state signed a law earlier this month that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable. “We have many women working on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

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,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Georgia 2020 parliament vote to use proportional system: ruling party head

A parliamentary election in Georgia in 2020 should be held under a proportional system, the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Nature: Sunflowers

"Sunday Morning" takes us this first weekend of summer to a field of sunflowers in Milledgeville, Georgia. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove
CBS News - Published

Georgia kicks WR Holloman off team after assault allegation

Georgia has dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team after university police investigated an allegation that he punched and choked his girlfriend
USATODAY.com - Published

Opposition in Georgia demand more resignations, early election

A coalition of opposition parties in Georgia on Friday demanded the interior minister's resignation, the release of protesters detained the previous night, and talks on holding an early parliamentary..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin calls protest in Georgia a dangerous anti-Russian provocation

The Kremlin on Friday condemned a violent street protest in Georgia the previous night, calling it an anti-Russian provocation that had threatened the safety of Russian citizens.
Reuters - Published

"I love y'all forever": Georgia inmate's last words before execution

Marion Wilson Jr. Wilson was convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard March 28, 1996; he's the second prisoner executed by Georgia in 2019
CBS News - Published

Georgia carries out 1,500th U.S. execution since penalty was reinstated

Georgia on Thursday carried out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated, by putting to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison..
Reuters - Published

Georgia execution is 1,500th since U.S. reinstated capital punishment in 1976

Georgia on Thursday carried out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated, by putting to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison..
Reuters - Published

Police fire rubber bullets at protesters in Georgia: Reuters witness

Police in Georgia fired rubber bullets at protesters outside the country's parliament building on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, forcing crowds angry over the visit of a Russian lawmaker to begin to..
Reuters - Published

Georgians angry over Russian lawmaker's visit try to storm parliament

Crowds angry over the visit of a Russian lawmaker tried to storm Georgia's parliament building on Thursday evening, pushing against lines of riot police, throwing bottles, and grabbing riot shields..
Reuters - Published

Haddish explains canceling Georgia show

Tiffany Haddish says she joined a Hollywood boycott of Georgia over the state's new restrictive abortion law because she "read the bill." (June 19)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Joe Biden says he'll win Republican-leaning states in the the South

"I plan on, if I'm your nominee, winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not, and I believe we can win Texas and Florida, if you look at the polling data now"
CBS News - Published

At Poverty Forum, Joe Biden Says He Can Win in the South

Mr. Biden said he planned on taking North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from President Trump in 2020. He also defended his approach to working with Republicans.
NYTimes.com - Published

Storm Reid 'ashamed to be from' Georgia

Speaking at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, Atlanta-born actress Storm Reid says the new Georgia abortion law makes her "ashamed to be from a place." (June 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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