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Atlanta: Capital of Georgia, United States
Atlanta is the capital, most populous, and primate city of the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2019 population of 506,811, it is also the 37th most populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to more than 6 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. Portions of the city extend eastward into neighboring DeKalb County. The city is situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and has one of the highest elevations among major cities east of the Mississippi River.

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Facebook allows permanent work from home for many employees

Through a live-streamed town hall, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that many of the employees of the tech giant will be allowed to work from home even after COVID-19..

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According to Business Insider, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp plans to reopen some of the state's businesses on April 27, amid the coronavirus outbreak. But Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms strongly..

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Rescue workers and homeowners across the U.S. South on Monday sifted through what remained of hundreds of structures destroyed by a series of tornadoes that killed dozens of people, as the deadly..

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Residents in states from Tennessee to Alabama were under stay-at-home orders when deadly tornadoes ripped through their communities over the weekend. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Out of the mouths of babes; children share their interpretations of the virus and quarantine experiences.

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Footage shows five adorable kittens playing around in the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta which is currently closed to the public

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Odie and Carmel, two eight-week-old Terrier mixes from the animal shelter Atlanta Humane Society visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta while it was closed to the public due to coronavirus quarantine.

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