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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 1802–1804, 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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Police in Georgia clash with protesters against hydro plant

Georgian police used tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday to break up a protest by residents of a mountainous region against the construction of a hydropower plant, the independent Rustavi-2 TV..
Reuters - Published

Saudi sisters in Georgia: 'We were treated like slaves'

saudi sisters in georgia: 'we were treated like slaves'
The latest Saudi women to flee the kingdom travelled to Georgia, where they appealed for help online.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Georgia (U.S. state)

Deadly Storm In U.S. South Leaves Many Without Power As It Moves East [Video]Deadly Storm In U.S. South Leaves Many Without Power As It Moves East

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, severe storms that claimed three lives in the US South moved eastward, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Tornadoes Kill At Least Three Children As Massive Storm Sweeps U.S. South [Video]Tornadoes Kill At Least Three Children As Massive Storm Sweeps U.S. South

According to Reuters, authorities on Sunday said that tornadoes killed at least three children in the U.S. South, as a massive storm system began drenching East Coast states. A tornado touched down and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

At least eight dead after tornadoes slam South [Video]At least eight dead after tornadoes slam South

A deadly storm system that left a trail of destruction in the U.S. South and killed at least eight is now threatening the East Coast. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Severe Storms in the South Kill at Least 8 Over the Weekend [Video]Severe Storms in the South Kill at Least 8 Over the Weekend

On Saturday, multiple tornadoes struck east Texas, including one that had at least an EF3 rating with wind speeds of 140 miles per hour.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Tiger Woods Wins Fifth Masters Title [Video]Tiger Woods Wins Fifth Masters Title

Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters and 15th major title at the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia on April 1. The victory marked his first major win in 11 years and first Masters title since 2005.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:52Published

Young Voter Turnout Up In Majority Of States [Video]Young Voter Turnout Up In Majority Of States

Voter turnout among 18-29 year olds increased during the 2018 midterm election and experts are pointing to peer-to-peer activism as the reason.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:23Published

HHS Looking Into New Shelters For Some Migrant Children [Video]HHS Looking Into New Shelters For Some Migrant Children

A spokesperson said vacant properties are being considered in parts of Texas, Georgia and Arizona.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak [Video]CDC Reports 72 Sick From Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak

The outbreak seemingly began on March 2 and has led to eight people being hospitalized.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Stacy Abrams Defends Joe Biden [Video]Stacy Abrams Defends Joe Biden

Business Insider reports that former Georgia gubernational candidate Stacey Abrams defended Joe Biden on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The defense comes after allegations that the former Vice President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Alyssa Milano slams Georgia lawmaker over abortion bill [Video]Alyssa Milano slams Georgia lawmaker over abortion bill

Actress Alyssa Milano got into a tense exchange with a Georgia lawmaker over the state's recent heartbeat abortion bill saying "these are the men who are voting what goes on inside my uterus." Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

In Four Months We've Already Passed The Total Number of Measles Cases In 2018 [Video]In Four Months We've Already Passed The Total Number of Measles Cases In 2018

April 1 (UPI) -- More cases of measles have been reported four months into 2019 than were reported in all of 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday. So far, 387 cases have..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Georgia's Republican-Controlled Legislature Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban [Video]Georgia's Republican-Controlled Legislature Passes Heartbeat Abortion Ban

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Georgia's Republican-controlled legislature passed a new law outlawing abortion if a doctor is able to detect a heartbeat. Georgia's House of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Abrams Created Political Network Before 2020 Decision [Video]Abrams Created Political Network Before 2020 Decision

According to Politico.com, "Stacey Abrams is set to reveal soon whether she’ll run for president or senator or something else. But in recent months, the Democrat has mounted a nationwide, largely..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Georgia House Approves 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill [Video]Georgia House Approves 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

The bill ​will now head to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk, where he is expected to sign the measure into law.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

What Role Could Stacey Abrams Play In 2020? [Video]What Role Could Stacey Abrams Play In 2020?

Business Insider reports Stacey Abrams could be the most sought-after endorsement in 2020. That is, if she doesn't ultimately run. According to a new INSIDER poll, Abrams has more name recognition than..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

In world first, HIV-positive patient donates kidney [Video]In world first, HIV-positive patient donates kidney

A woman in the U.S. has become the first living HIV-positive patient to donate her kidney to an HIV-positive recipient. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Ga. Governor Expected to Sign Bill Overhauling Voting System [Video]Ga. Governor Expected to Sign Bill Overhauling Voting System

The state's voting machines aren't very secure, but experts say the proposed new system may pose the same risks as the old one.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

World's first living HIV-positive patient donates kidney [Video]World's first living HIV-positive patient donates kidney

A woman in the U.S. has become the first living HIV-positive patient to donate her kidney to an HIV-positive recipient. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Georgia Expected To Go Ahead With Purchase Of Insecure Voting Machines [Video]Georgia Expected To Go Ahead With Purchase Of Insecure Voting Machines

According to Politico, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is planning to sign a bill overhauling the state’s voting system with machines that are widely considered vulnerable to hacking. The new equipment..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Will Stacey Abrams Be Joe Biden's Running Mate? [Video]Will Stacey Abrams Be Joe Biden's Running Mate?

Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering tapping Georgia gov. candidate Stacey Abrams as his running mate. Business Insider reports many of her advisers are suspicious of Biden's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Abrams Doesn't Want To Be Biden's Running Mate [Video]Abrams Doesn't Want To Be Biden's Running Mate

Stacey Abrams is the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Politico reports there were rumors she would enter the 2020 race as Joe Biden's running mate. On Wednesday, she shut down those rumors...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Crikey! Golfers left in awe by giant gator in Georgia [Video]Crikey! Golfers left in awe by giant gator in Georgia

An enormous alligator was spotted strolling onto a golf course in Georgia, United States on Sunday (March 24).

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Stacey Abrams On Running With Biden [Video]Stacey Abrams On Running With Biden

On Wednesday US politician Stacey Abrams visited "The View" announcing that she has no plans to run on a ticket with former Vice President Joe Biden as a vice presidential candidate. Business Insider..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Widespread Hail Storm Slams Central Florida [Video]Widespread Hail Storm Slams Central Florida

Residents of Florida and southern Georgia woke up on March 27 to what looked like snowy streets. There were severe thunderstorms threats across the states overnight, and some areas were seeing the..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:36Published

 
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