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

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Georgia School Kids Pack Hallway Without Masks on First Day Back

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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

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Atlanta Atlanta Capital of Georgia, United States

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