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State in the southeastern United States

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Georgia (U.S. state): State in the southeastern United States
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern Region of the United States. Georgia is the 24th-largest in area 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. Its 2019 estimated population was 10,617,423, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and its largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with an estimated population of more than 6 million people in 2019, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 57% of Georgia's entire population.

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Georgia elections: Candidates campaign on the war next door [Video]

Georgia elections: Candidates campaign on the war next door

The country’s opposition parties hope a significantly modified electoral system will prevent the Georgian Dream party from securing a third term.

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Georgia sen., rival clash in heated debate [Video]

Georgia sen., rival clash in heated debate

Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue and Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff attacked each other about their positions with regards to the coronavirus and other more personal issues during Wednesday..

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Dying in jail, still waiting for trial [Video]

Dying in jail, still waiting for trial

A Reuters investigation found nearly 300 inmates died in U.S. jails after languishing behind bars at least a year or more, never convicted of their charges. Linda So reports.

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He waited 512 days in jail for his day in court. It never came [Video]

He waited 512 days in jail for his day in court. It never came

A Reuters investigation found nearly 300 inmates died in U.S. jails after languishing behind bars at least a year or more, never convicted of their charges. Linda So reports.

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Biden goes for Georgia as Trump hits the rust belt [Video]

Biden goes for Georgia as Trump hits the rust belt

[NFA] Trailing in national opinion polls, President Donald Trump again attacked U.S. election mechanics on Tuesday, saying it would be “inappropriate” to take extra time to count the tens of..

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Joe Biden: We can and we will control this virus [Video]

Joe Biden: We can and we will control this virus

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a speech in Warm Springs,Georgia on Tuesday which largely focused on the reality Americans currentlyface amid the pandemic. He said: "We can and will..

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KFC Brings Back Its Fried Chicken-Scented Firelogs [Video]

KFC Brings Back Its Fried Chicken-Scented Firelogs

It is once again being made in partnership with Enviro-Log, an environmentally-conscious company based in Georgia.

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Tom Holland begins filming 'Spider-Man 3' [Video]

Tom Holland begins filming 'Spider-Man 3'

Tom Holland has landed in Atlanta, Georgia, ready to begin filming 'Spider-Man 3.'

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Georgia bank robber escapes after hostages freed [Video]

Georgia bank robber escapes after hostages freed

Local media in Georgia say an armed man who held dozens of people at a bank in the west of the country has escaped.

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Trump barnstorms FL while Biden heads for MI [Video]

Trump barnstorms FL while Biden heads for MI

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned fiercely in Florida Friday, where he and his challenger are in a statistical dead heat, while Democrat Joe Biden targeted another crucial battleground..

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Long lines as early voting kicks off in Georgia [Video]

Long lines as early voting kicks off in Georgia

People waited in line, some for hours, to cast their ballots in Georgia as in-person early voting kicked off on Monday.

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Tony-Nominated Actor Found Murdered, His Back Riddled With Bullets [Video]

Tony-Nominated Actor Found Murdered, His Back Riddled With Bullets

Acclaimed for his stage work and his roles in Spike Lee films, Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been murdered. He was 70 years old. Newser reports Byrd was found dead on Saturday at his home in Atlanta,..

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How a Trump pick could shift SCOTUS on abortion [Video]

How a Trump pick could shift SCOTUS on abortion

[NFA] With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new 6-3 conservative majority could be..

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Sally's rains wreak havoc on southeastern U.S. [Video]

Sally's rains wreak havoc on southeastern U.S.

The storm washed out bridges and roads in Florida and threatened flash floods in North Carolina. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Hurricane Sally wreaks havoc in Florida [Video]

Hurricane Sally wreaks havoc in Florida

The remnants of Hurricane Sally dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia on Thursday, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of..

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Slow-moving Sally drenches southeast states [Video]

Slow-moving Sally drenches southeast states

[NFA] Storm Sally on Thursday dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of thousands without..

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Bobbi Kristina's Former Townhouse Where She OD'd Up For Sale

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Walmart Shopper Says White Woman Called Her 'N*****'

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Cardi B Files to Divorce Offset

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Goat Breaks Into Deputy's Patrol Car, Eats Her Paperwork!

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Guess Who This Crafting Kid Turned Into!

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Ex-'L&HH' Star Benzino Busted For Alleged Property Damage After Jealous Rage

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Georgia will send doctors to Armenia to help fight the coronavirus and will provide its neighbour with 10,000 diagnostic tests free of charge, Georgian officials said on Thursday.
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Gambia calls for transparent probe of U.S. police shooting of diplomat's son

Gambia's government called on Tuesday for a credible and transparent investigation into the shooting death of one of its citizens by U.S. police in the state of Georgia last Friday.
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Georgia will restart public transport and reopen shops, shopping malls and cafes and restaurants before June 8, the ex-Soviet country's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Wednesday.
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Georgia will end the state of emergency it declared over the new coronavirus on May 22, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Friday.
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Georgia will lock down four big cities, including capital Tbilisi, for 10 days from April 15 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Tuesday.
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The European Union and the United States urged Georgia to reinforce democracy on Wednesday after an opposition leader was jailed for a second time in a case activists say is politically motivated.
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Turkey's foreign minister called on Thursday for the enlargement of NATO and the addition of Georgia to the organization.
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