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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declares emergency, calls up National Guard troops after 8-year-old killed

USATODAY.com Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Georgia's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in Atlanta.
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CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19

Nearly half of those who attended an overnight camp held in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19. 344 campers and staff members have been tested and received their results. Of the 344 available results, 260 -- or 44% -- tested positive for the virus, according to UPI. 69% of the positive tests involved children aged 11 to 17. 20% were reported in children aged 6 to 10. The camp was held in compliance following issued ordered by republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

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Georgia's Governor Insists He Wants To 'Flatten The Curve,' But Bans Mandatory Mask Laws

In Georgia, almost 2,800 people are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to CNN, it's the highest number in the state's ongoing battle against the virus so far. 37 people have died. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) has responded to the crisis by banning cities and counties from mandating that people have to wear a mask when in public. Gov. Kemp, a Republican, tweeted that his executive order was part of the strategy to help Georgia 'flatten the curve.

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GA governor encourages masks, refuses mandate [Video]

GA governor encourages masks, refuses mandate

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Friday urged everyone in his state to wear a mask for four weeks to halt the spread of the coronavirus but stood firm on banning state and local authorities from mandating the wearing of masks.

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GA Governor Overrides All Local Mask Orders in the State [Video]

GA Governor Overrides All Local Mask Orders in the State

Republican Governor Brian Kemp issued the executive order on Wednesday.

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Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia (U.S. state) State in the southeastern United States

Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of Active COVID Cases [Video]

Georgia's Biggest School District Has Hundreds Of Active COVID Cases

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school district in Georgia, reports HuffPost. Some 260 of their employees have either tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19. Those people will be quarantined ahead of the start of the fall semester next week. The district intends to offer all-digital classes with both prerecorded and live components. However, staff members were still required to come to work and began preplanning activities in-person.

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CBS News poll: Biden has edge in North Carolina, tight race in Georgia

A new CBS News battleground tracker poll shows Biden with an edge in North Carolina and a tight race in Georgia. CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony..
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Back to school in Georgia brings caution and tears

Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to..
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260 Georgia school employees sidelined by COVID-19

The county had more than 17,780 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday, with at least 240 deaths.
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260 employees in Georgia's largest school district test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed

The day after Gwinnett County Public School teachers started in-person pre-planning for the school year, 260 cannot work due to coronavirus.

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United States National Guard United States National Guard Reserve force of the United States Army and Air Force

Trump to call on National Guard to quell protests

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will call on the National Guard to Portland if violent protests continue. Trump was speaking as Oregon police..
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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

An Army National Guard officer at Lafayette Square plans to tell lawmakers that the Park Police unleashed an “unprovoked escalation” on peaceful protesters..
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National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper [Video]

National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper

U.S Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that the National Guard did not advance on a crowd of protesters nor did it shoot rubber bullets on June 1st.

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Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests [Video]

Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests

General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Minneapolis vows to disband police force [Video]

Minneapolis vows to disband police force

A mounting wave of protests calling for police reform swept across the United States on Sunday, while a majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledges to disband the city's police department in favor of a community-led model. Libby Hogan reports.

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Atlanta Atlanta Capital of Georgia, United States

METS Player Céspedes Opts Out Of 2020 Season [Video]

METS Player Céspedes Opts Out Of 2020 Season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes decided to opt out of the MLB season "for Covid-related reasons." CNN reports that the move comes after Céspedes did not report to the ballpark for Sunday's game in Atlanta. Security sent by team management to the Mets' hotel found no trace of Céspedes or his belongings. The METS remained unaware of the 34-year-old's decision not to play the rest of the season until late in the game against the Atlanta Braves.

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COVID-19 cases balloon across the country heading into August

CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on the growing number of coronavirus cases and infections nationwide.
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Lewis laid to rest at historic Atlanta cemetery

After nearly a week of observances that took John Lewis' body from his birthplace in Alabama to the nation's capital to Georgia, the late civil rights leader was..
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Rep. Lewis praised by 3 presidents at funeral [Video]

Rep. Lewis praised by 3 presidents at funeral

[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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