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Atlanta: Capital of Georgia, United States
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2018 population of 498,044, 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 5.9 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.


Body of Georgia college student missing since Valentine's Day discovered

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the body of 23-year-old Anitra Gunn was found in central Georgia, about 100 miles south of Atlanta.  
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Atlanta prosecutor examining new evidence in James Brown's death for possible murder probe

An Atlanta prosecutor may open an investigation into James Brown's death after meeting with a woman who claims to have evidence that he was murdered.
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U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, massive power outages [Video]U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, massive power outages

At least 10 people died and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Five people killed in plane crash in Louisiana - local media [Video]Five people killed in plane crash in Louisiana - local media

Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and..

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CDC offers glimpse into new virus response center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a glimpse Thursday into its Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, where employees are tasked with responding to the new virus at the center of a..
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Justice Thomas urges courage to uphold rule of law

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said judges must resist the temptation to bend their rulings to racial, religious or partisan preferences. Thomas gave the keynote speech Tuesday at the..
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Matt Ryan to headline USA TODAY High School Sports Awards in Atlanta

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be the featured speaker at the inaugural USA TODAY High School Sports Awards in Atlanta on May 11.
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Atlanta college honors Hank Aaron on 86th birthday

Dozens of students and big names in baseball welcomed "Home Run King" Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus on Wednesday. The school named a building for the Major League Baseball icon on his 86th..
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Multiple vehicle crash, including tractor-trailer, causes massive fire on Georgia highway

At least one person was killed after several vehicles crashed and caught fire on Interstate 85 near Atlanta, Georgia, local reports said.
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CDC expanding coronavirus screening to two more airports: Atlanta and Chicago O'Hare

Travelers flying between central China and the United States will now be routed through one of five airports with coronavirus screening.
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Hawks' Trae Young helps erase more than $1 million in medical debt for Atlanta residents

Hawks guard Trae Young making a difference on and off the court as his donation offers Atlanta residents relief from over $1 million in medical debt.
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There may be no stopping Joe Burrow and LSU

SportsPulse: From Atlanta, Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect LSU's demolition of Oklahoma and if there is anything that can stop Joe Burrow and the Tigers from winning it all in New Orleans.
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Five people, heading to college football game, killed in plane crash in Louisiana: local media

Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and..
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Former Atlanta Press Secretary Is Found Guilty of Hindering Reporter

Jenna Garland, who worked for a former mayor, was prosecuted in a rare criminal case about an open records law.
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Teens arrested in weekend mall shooting

Police say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with a shooting that wounded one man in a busy suburban Atlanta mall food court in the height of the Christmas shopping season. (Dec. 15)  
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1 dead at plant outside Atlanta; suspect arrested

A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. (Dec. 13)  
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1 person shot at foodservice plant outside of Atlanta, Dart Container Corp. says

Dart Container Corp. says an employee was shot at its plant and that the building has been evacuated  
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Passenger has a nasty surprise on United Airlines flight: A scorpion stung her

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) had a nasty surprise: A scorpion sting.
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Jimmy Carter released from hospital ahead of Thanksgiving

Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged Wednesday morning after a two-week stay in an Atlanta hospital and headed home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. The oldest living former president had..
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Carnival docks tasty gingerbread cruise ship replica in Atlanta

Carnival Cruise Line docked a 23-foot-long gingerbread replica of the line's ship, the Carnival Mardi Gras, which is set to debut next year.
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Cory Booker raises $650K after Democratic debate in Atlanta

Senator Cory Booker has received $650,000 in donations since the Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, according to his campaign. However, he still needs to do better in the polls to qualify for..
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Biden speaks at an event in Atlanta after debate

Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on his chances in the race for the presidency, and the ongoing impeachment hearings. (Nov. 21)  
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Presidential candidates phone, text Georgia voters

A day after the Democratic debate in Atlanta, presidential candidates sent text messages to over 300,000 people Thursday whose voter registrations could be canceled in Georgia. (Nov. 21)  
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After Debating About Black Support, Democrats Fan Out to Try to Earn It

The candidates crisscrossed Atlanta to speak to largely black audiences, as they tried to build on a debate where racial justice was a key theme.
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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta

Ten candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination talked about the impeachment inquiry, health care, climate change and tax plans at a debate in Atlanta. They also touched on other topics..
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How the Democratic candidates did in 5th debate

Democratic presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail Thursday after a fiery debate. Ten candidates took the stage in Atlanta Wednesday night, including front runners, Joe Biden, Elizabeth..
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Democratic debate in Atlanta: From A to F, Mastio & Lawrence grade the 2020 candidates

Do these candidates have the fire to take on Donald Trump? And did anyone miss the traditional first hour of heated arguments about Medicare for All?
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Dems unite against POTUS, spar over qualifications for WH

The 10 Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage in Atlanta Wednesday night were in agreement over the House impeachment inquiry, but sparred over issues like paid family leave, abortion..
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Democrats at Georgia Debate Use the State to Make a Case on Voting Rights

Some of the Democratic candidates onstage in Atlanta on Wednesday addressed voter suppression on their own.
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Clint Eastwood's 'American tragedy'

Director Clint Eastwood discusses the need to tell the story of Richard Jewell, a man unfairly accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Nov. 21)  
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Who Won the Debate? Internet Roundup From Campaign Experts

Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker stood out at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
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AP Analysis: Democratic debate in Atlanta

Democrats debated in Atlanta on Wednesday night, with the top issues including health care and who can defeat Donald Trump in 2020. (Nov. 21)  
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"I tried to reinsert myself," Klobuchar says about her time on the debate stage

Senator Amy Klobuchar took on South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's lack of experience at Wednesday's Democratic debate, saying that she thinks he is qualified "but I think I am more qualified." Klobuchar..
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Democrats weigh in on impeachment, healthcare, taxes and who is best to take on Trump

Ten leading Democrats faced off in Atlanta on Wednesday after a blockbuster day in the impeachment inquiry. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Washington Post national political reporter..
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The Electability Debate, Brought to You by the People Who Want to Be Elected

If combat is the sincerest form of flattery in politics, Pete Buttigieg had some reason to be flattered on the Atlanta stage.
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Biden said you have to 'keep punching' to address domestic violence

Biden was one of 10 Democratic candidates to take the stage in Atlanta to debate a range of topics that included, health care, violence, impeachment and defeating President Trump.
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2020 Democratic candidates face off in Atlanta

Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for their fifth debate Wednesday night. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe has a look at the latest polling numbers and candidates'..
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Elizabeth Warren Says George Sondland Bought His Way to Ambassadorship

Ten Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Atlanta for the fifth televised primary debate.
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Democratic debate: Top-tier candidates look to break away from pack on Atlanta stage

Ten candidates for president will be on stage Wednesday night in the fifth debate of the Democratic primary.
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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Ten candidates will debate at 9 p.m. Eastern in Atlanta.
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Ariana Grande shares backstage pictures with 'my guy' Bernie Sanders: 'We adore you!'

Sen. Bernie Sanders attended Ariana Grande's Atlanta concert Tuesday night, where the two posed for pictures and shared a hug backstage.
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DNC chair talks voter suppression, impeachment

The chair of Democratic National Committee speaks out on voter suppression at a summit discussion in Atlanta, the same day the Democratic candidate debates are due. (Nov. 20)  
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Democratic debate: All eyes are on Pete Buttigieg, especially from skeptical black voters

Pete Buttigieg's surging presidential campaign means his Democratic primary opponents will be gunning for him on the Atlanta debate stage.
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Democrats face off in presidential primary debate in Atlanta today - live updates

Ten of the Democratic presidential primary candidates take the stage on Wednesday in Georgia for the fifth Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign
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Tonight’s Democratic Debate: When It Is and What to Watch For

Everything you need to know about the presidential primary debate lineup in Atlanta.
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After rise in Iowa polls, Buttigieg in spotlight at U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Democratic White House contender Pete Buttigieg, who has climbed into the lead in recent polls in Iowa, will get his turn in the spotlight on Wednesday when 10 of the top candidates for the party's..
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Trump impeachment hearings, Democratic presidential debate, Transgender Day of Remembrance: 5 things to know Wednesday

Key Trump ally testifies in impeachment inquiry hearing, Democratic presidential candidates face off in Atlanta and more things to know Wednesday.
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How to watch the November Democratic debate

The debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will start at 9 p.m. ET, last for two hours and will be hosted at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
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From impeachment testimony to Democratic debate, Wednesday could be wild

Gordon Sondland, the most crucial witness in the impeachment inquiry, is set to testify Wednesday; in Atlanta, Democratic rivals gather to debate.
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Stacey Abrams speaks about voter suppression

Stacey Abrams, politician and author, speaks at a roundtable panel discussion about disability access nto the polls and the efforts to make sure all votes cast are counted. Democrat presidential..
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Factbox: Warren on defense? What to watch for in the Atlanta U.S. Democratic debate

Ten of the 18 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump in November 2020 will take the stage in Atlanta on Wednesday in the party's fifth primary debate.
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Buttigieg visits Morehouse to build black support

Pete Buttigieg spoke Monday at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta as he tries to expand his appeal among black voters, who are critical to winning the Democratic presidential primary...
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