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Georgia (U.S. state)

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Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802โ€“1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which later split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city. Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state.

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Location scouts were in the state for an Amazon show and were promptly pulled out
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Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion..
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Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony..
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Eleven soccer players in Georgia have been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing and face lengthy prison sentences
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Georgia's foster care bill put some limits on kinship preference, a principle allowing blood relatives to take kids out of stable homes.
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Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at a college in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge..
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Carter, 94, fell and fractured his hip at his home in Plains, Georgia, Monday morning and later underwent hip replacement surgery
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After a flurry of new legislation, women in Georgia and Alabama aren't sure what's still legal in their state
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Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states..
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Bryttany Hyde of Woodstock, Georgia, encourages moms to celebrate their bodies by turning the camera on themselves once in a while.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand traveled Thursday to Georgia to protest the state's new abortion law. Greg Bluestein, a reporter for the Atlanta Constitutional-Journal,..
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Despite breaking his hip in a recent fall, Carter still plans to teach Sunday school, according to a statement from the Carter Center.
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Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand was in Georgia Thursday, criticizing the recent abortion bans signed into law. She said as president, she'd..
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Fred's is closing 104 more stores, which represent 18% of the company. Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee losing the most locations.
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The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of..
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A man was charged with murder and other crimes in the death of a University of Georgia professor at a house where authorities say the homeowner apparently killed..
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Georgia passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the US. How does Alabama's abortion bill legislators are currently weighing stack up?
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Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit arson and unlawful possession of a..
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The directors' announcement fulfills the wish of Stacey Abrams: Don't pull your productions from Georgia
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Investigators in southern Virginia say 23-year-old James Michael Wright confessed to killing two Tennessee women and a Georgia teen he met through his work for a..
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A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
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A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip, and has undergone..
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Mr. Carter, 94, the oldest living former president, fell at his home in Georgia when he was leaving to go turkey hunting, his office said. The surgery was..
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After Carl Malamud posted Georgiaโ€™s annotated laws, the state sued for copyright infringement. Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to step in.
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Actor and activist Alyssa Milano is calling her followers to stop having sex in the wake of Georgia's new abortion law. Not everyone is on board.
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