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Atlanta: Capital of Georgia, United States
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2019 population of 506,811, 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 more than 6 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. The city is situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and has one of the highest elevations among major cities east of the Mississippi River.

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21 Savage Is Helping Kids Learn Finances Suring COVID-19 [Video]

21 Savage Is Helping Kids Learn Finances Suring COVID-19

21 Savage is expanding his mission to help underserved children during the pandemic. As a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Grammy-award winning rapper made an announcement. He is launching..

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Atalanta's CNN Center Is Being Sold [Video]

Atalanta's CNN Center Is Being Sold

CNN's parent company has announced they will be selling the network's landmark building in Atlanta. According to CNN Business, the CNN Center is going up for sale. Pascal Desroches, CFO for..

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Rayshard Brooks mourned at historic Atlanta church [Video]

Rayshard Brooks mourned at historic Atlanta church

[NFA] More than 200 friends and family members filled the pews of an historic Atlanta church on Tuesday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police..

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'He would love on anybody' -Rayshard Brooks' family [Video]

'He would love on anybody' -Rayshard Brooks' family

Rayshard Brooks' niece and cousin remembered him at his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia. Brooks was a Black man who was shot and killed by police outside a fast-food restaurant nearly two weeks ago.

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Public honors Rayshard Brooks at viewing [Video]

Public honors Rayshard Brooks at viewing

Mourners gathered on Monday for the public viewing of Rayshard Brooks, the Black man shot in the back by an Atlanta police officer outside a Wendy's.

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Atlanta cop charged with murder in death of Brooks [Video]

Atlanta cop charged with murder in death of Brooks

[NFA] A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks. Gavino Garay has more.

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Atlanta cop charged with murder in Brooks' death [Video]

Atlanta cop charged with murder in Brooks' death

[NFA] A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks. Gavino Garay has more.

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Decision Pending In Rayshard Brooks Case [Video]

Decision Pending In Rayshard Brooks Case

A Georgia prosecutor is expected to announce major news as early as Wednesday. The news will be whether a former Atlanta police officer will face any charges, reports Reuters. The charges stem from the..

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Atlanta cop charge with murder in death of Brooks [Video]

Atlanta cop charge with murder in death of Brooks

A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast-food..

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Tyler Perry covering funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks [Video]

Tyler Perry covering funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks

Movie and TV mogul Tyler Perry will be covering funeral costs for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was gunned down by police in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.

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Family of black man killed by police demand change at press conference [Video]

Family of black man killed by police demand change at press conference

Pleading through grief and tears, the family of a black man killed by Atlanta police outside a fast-food drive-thru called on protesters to refrain from violence and demanded changes in the criminal..

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We can't wait 'another minute' for change: Atlanta mayor [Video]

We can't wait 'another minute' for change: Atlanta mayor

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms on Monday said she would issue orders requiring police officers to de-escalate situations and imposing a duty to intervene when officers see another officer using force..

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Family of Rayshard Brooks: 'When does it stop?' [Video]

Family of Rayshard Brooks: 'When does it stop?'

Relatives of black American Rayshard Brooks, many of them in tears, called for justice and "drastic change" in policing after an Atlanta officer fatally shot him in the back. Yahaira Jacquez has more.

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Tyler Perry Offers To Pay For Funeral Of Rayshard Brooks [Video]

Tyler Perry Offers To Pay For Funeral Of Rayshard Brooks

Family attorney Christ Stewart said Tyler Perry offered to pay the funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks. Brooks was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer after receiving a call that he fell asleep..

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Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

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Atlanta Police Shooting Of Rayshard Brooks Ruled Homicide [Video]

Atlanta Police Shooting Of Rayshard Brooks Ruled Homicide

The death of another black man at the hands of a police officer has been ruled a homicide. Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday. According to Reuters, the Medical..

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Footage of Rayshard Brooks shooting released [Video]

Footage of Rayshard Brooks shooting released

Footage has been released of the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, whose death sparked protests in Atlanta over the weekend. Mr Brooks was fatally shot after a scuffle with police in which he took..

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Atlanta Police Offer $10,000 Reward To Track Down White Woman Arsonist [Video]

Atlanta Police Offer $10,000 Reward To Track Down White Woman Arsonist

Atlanta police have offered a $10,000 reward to help them find the person or persons who burned down a Wendy's restaurant. The restaurant was the site where a black man was fatally shot by a police..

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More protests erupt in Atlanta, US, after man shot dead [Video]

More protests erupt in Atlanta, US, after man shot dead

More protests erupt in Atlanta, US, after man shot dead

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Swift Charges Against Atlanta Officers Met With Relief and Skepticism

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