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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.


Roommate, boyfriend arrested in death of Atlanta college student Alexis Crawford

Alexis Crawford was reported missing Nov. 1, five days after she filed a report accusing her roommate's boyfriend of "unwanted kissing and touching."
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How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue

A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections.
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Videos for Atlanta

Amy Klobuchar Qualifies For November debate [Video]Amy Klobuchar Qualifies For November debate

Amy Klobuchar has qualified for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in November. Politico reports Klobuchar qualified after getting 3 percent support in a national poll conducted by..

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Passenger Boards Delta Plane Without Ticket, Delaying Plane For Three Hours [Video]Passenger Boards Delta Plane Without Ticket, Delaying Plane For Three Hours

A Delta Air Lines flight was delayed about three hours on Saturday because a passenger boarded without a ticket. The flight eventually departed from Orlando to Atlanta after police were called...

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Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns [Video]Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns

A diverse group of civil rights leaders sat down in Atlanta on Thursday for a town hall attended by Facebook officials, including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to discuss the matter of..

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Babe Ruth baseball jersey tops rare sports memorabilia sale [Video]Babe Ruth baseball jersey tops rare sports memorabilia sale

The 1938 coaching uniform could reach half a million dollars at auction this November, while a Marilyn Monroe-Joe DiMaggio signed baseball may fetch over $200,000. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:35Published

Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court [Video]Georgia man fights for gay rights at Supreme Court

A major LGBT rights fight is coming before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, prompted by a Georgia man who's convinced he was fired for joiing a gay-friendly softball league. Gavino Garay has more.

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Swifties, rejoice! Taylor Swift will perform a free JamFest concert in Atlanta

Taylor Swift will play a free show as part of April's March Madness Music Festival, the NCAA announced. Find out the details here.
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'Absolutely heartbreaking': Missing college student found dead in Georgia park

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a news conference that the body of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford was found Friday at a park in Georgia.
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Protest marks Trump's visit to Atlanta

Hundreds gathered to protest President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta. (Nov. 11)  
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Trump looks to win over black voters ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump looked to win over African-American voters Friday as he launched a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta. Trump told the crowd Democrats have 'sabotaged you..
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Trump courts black voters in Atlanta

President Trump spoke Friday in Georgia to launch the campaign initiative Black Voices for Trump, as he tries to make the case that his support among African Americans is strong, despite low approval..
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Trump launches 'Black Voices for Trump' initiative

Trump and his launch a new "Black Voices for Trump" outreach initiative in Atlanta; expert says Trump only received about 9 percent of the African-American vote and that he's looking to mobilize..
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Trump, Pence, trying to win over African-American voters, to launch 'Black Voices for Trump' coalition in Atlanta

Trump is aiming to expand his support among African Americans ahead of 2020. Only 8% of African Americans cast their ballot for Trump in 2016.
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Songs for Kids: A prescription for healing

Josh Rifkind is the man behind the music of the organization Songs for Kids, dedicated to bringing music to children battling serious illnesses by performing in hospitals, in an effort to give kids the..
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5 things to know ahead of Super Bowl LIII

Ahead of the "Face the Nation" broadcast this Sunday from Atlanta, moderator Margaret Brennan breaks down five things to know about this year's matchup.
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Flights resume after 'threatening note' found on plane at Atlanta airport

Flights have resumed at the Atlanta airport after police determine a 'threatening note' found on a plane is not credible.
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Georgia ex-policeman sentenced to 12 years in prison in shooting of unarmed black man

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison after his conviction in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside an Atlanta apartment in March 2015.
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Unlocking the secrets behind Tiny Doors ATL

Karen Anderson's art project featuring tiny doors – all of seven inches tall – installed in neighborhoods across Atlanta invites people to unlock their imaginations. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Deadly plane crash into Atlanta townhome complex crawlspace

The Piper PA-28 plane crashed shortly after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport outside Atlanta.  
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Atlanta reporter retraces the night of Diane McIver's death

Legal affairs reporter Bill Rankin hosts a podcast called "Breakdown" about the Tex McIver case for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is a "48 Hours" consultant on this case. Using a similar SUV,..
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Reality Kills

Was an Atlanta detective's investigation into an alleged rape and shooting death case influenced by TV cameras? "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates.
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Bill Murray applied for a P.F. Chang's job in Atlanta's airport (and was promptly hired)

Bill Murray wants to join the fun restaurant crew at P.F. Chang's in Atlanta's airport.
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Shaquille O'Neal donates home to family of Atlanta boy paralyzed in shooting

Shaquille O'Neal heard Isaiah Payton couldn't go home after he was paralyzed from the chest down. So Shaq donated an accessible house to his family.
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Canadian Snowbird plane crashes during Atlanta air show

The remaining festivities associated with the annual air show were cancelled following the crash
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FBI arrests associates of Rudy Giuliani; Atlanta team dominates Harvard debate
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Tyler Perry Studios: Celebrities reflect on historic opening

From Oprah to Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson to Tiffany Haddish, notable figures reflect on why the opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, is a historic moment.
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Fifth Democratic Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Candidates So Far

The Democratic National Committee announced that the debate would be held in the Atlanta area on Nov. 20, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
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Tyler Perry on the "poetic justice" of building new studio on former Confederate Army base

"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King went behind the scenes at Tyler Perry’s historic 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta. The site features a dozen soundstages named after black icons in..
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Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio to include a compound for displaced LGBTQ youth and trafficked women

"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King went behind the scenes at Tyler Perry’s historic, 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta. The site features a dozen soundstages named after black icons in..
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Cardinals walk it off against Braves to force winner-take-all Game 5

The Cardinals beat the Braves 5-4 in 10 inning to even NL Division Series two games apiece. Game 5 is Wednesday in Atlanta
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Tyler Perry shows off new film and TV studio

Actor Tyler Perry's new film and TV studio is now open for show-business more than 2,000 miles from Hollywood in Atlanta. Meg Oliver has the exclusive interview with the inspiring studio boss.
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Tyler Perry tells Gayle King: "I'm ignored in Hollywood"

The mogul talks about the opening of his massive new studio complex in Atlanta, and why critics do not bother him
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New airline program helps children with autism

Delta offers these programs at its Atlanta and Minneapolis hubs; Alaska, American and JetBlue have similar programs around the country
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NLDS Game 3: Braves stun Cardinals with ninth-inning rally after epic pitchers' duel

Atlanta scored three runs with two outs in the ninth against St. Louis closer Carlos Martinez to win 3-1 in NLDS Game 3.
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Oprah, Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg and Halle Berry turn out for Tyler Perry party

Tyler Perry celebrated the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Stars like Oprah, Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis came out in support.
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Fans are crazy in love with Beyonce's latest gold dress: 'This is one of her best looks'

Beyoncé fans went wild for the superstar's latest look, a shimmering yellow gown, which she showed off at Tyler Perry's studio opening in Atlanta.
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Oprah on Tyler Perry: 'He has become a force for himself'

A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg attended the opening of Tyler Perry's new studios in Atlanta. (Oct. 6)
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Cardinals rookie Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, says Atlanta's tomahawk chop 'devalues us'

Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee nation, says Atlanta's tomahawk chop is 'disrespectful' to Native Americans.
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Lil Nas X on returning to his hometown: "I definitely felt like some kind of hero"

"CBS This Morning" joined rapper Lil Nas X as he made a surprise visit to his Atlanta-area high school, where he was a student just two years ago. Students cheered and posed for pictures with the..
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Lil Nas X takes Gayle King inside studio where he recorded "Old Town Road"

Lil Nas X took King to the humble Atlanta studio, CinCoYo, where the young musician paid just $20 for a recording session
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Students lead climate change protest in Atlanta

Students and activists rallied outside of the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta, calling for lawmakers to take drastic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Sept. 20)  
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City gardens, produce stands ease food desert woes

Atlanta, Chicago and other large cities across the country are taking a multipronged approach to bringing healthy diets to "food deserts," mostly low-income neighborhoods located miles away from the..
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Passenger describes "screaming" on Delta flight amid 29,000-foot descent

A Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale was forced to make an emergency landing after dropping 29,000 feet in just eight minutes. One passenger said people were "screaming and crying."..
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Philadelphia Eagles call off full practice due to rash of injuries

The Eagles had nine players leave the game Sunday against Atlanta. In turn, the team decided to hold a walkthrough rather than a full practice.
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Julio Jones' late TD scorches battered Eagles in Falcons' thrilling win

The Eagles mounted a late push to conquer the Falcons, but Atlanta converted a fourth-and-3 on a long TD to Julio Jones for the decisive lead.
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Former NFL player accused of staging racially motivated burglary

A man trashed his pizza restaurant and ice cream shop near Atlanta to fake a racially motivated burglary so he could file an insurance claim, police said
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Columbus Crew take down Atlanta United 3-1

Gyasi Zardes and Luis Diaz scored and the Columbus Crew secured a 3-1 win over Atlanta United
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Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83

Ms. Siddons found inspiration for her writing in her Georgia upbringing and in her observations of Atlanta as it became a major postwar city.
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Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court 'Hotlanta' case

Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace..
Reuters - Published

Democrats impress debate watchers in Atlanta

People packed in Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta to watch the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate debate, the third of the 2020 election cycle. (Sept. 13)  
USATODAY.com - Published

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