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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote is nearing in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary. Voters have through July 31 to reg…
07.22 / 14:35
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If your pet becomes overheated, you can put it in a tub of cool water; or use a garden hose or a small wading pool. And take your furry buddy to the veterinarian to determine if there has been any damage to internal organs! Heat stroke can cause brain swelling or kidney failure, even after you get your pet cooled down.…
07.22 / 14:05
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Members of the oldest civil rights organization in the U.S., the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, are heading into their annual meeting with no national leader and no speaker from the White House. The meeting starts Saturday in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that for the second year President Trump declined the NAACP's invitation to speak at the national convention, which has hosted both Presidents Obama and…
07.22 / 14:05
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A collective of property and business owners in Birmingham's Five Points South are continuing efforts to draft and adopt a master plan for the district in an upcoming…
07.22 / 14:02
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The officer returned to patrol duty on Monday, according to a Priceville Police Department…
07.22 / 14:02
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The “Stop The Violence Rally” organized by Faith Plus Work is bringing resources out into the community to help put people's faith to practice in…
07.22 / 13:46
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Any self-respecting comics fan cringes at the phrase "comics aren't just for kids anymore." But any self-respecting comics fan also has to admit there are some great kids' comics out there — especially right now. Before I left for San Diego Comic-Con this week, I checked in with Lucy Strother, a fourth grade teacher in Philadelphia whose students just love comics. "We have like a comics and graphic novels bin in the library and it's perpetually empty because the kids are so obsessed with c…
07.22 / 13:06
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without…
07.22 / 13:03
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At its 2017 Annual Meeting, the Alabama State Bar announced its award…
07.22 / 13:03
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A two-car crash created a large police response early Saturday morning in…
07.22 / 12:36
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This week a highly-anticipated robotics competition for 15- to 18-year-olds from 157 countries ended the way it began — with controversy. On Wednesday, the team from the violence-torn east African country of Burundi went missing. Well before the competition even began, the teams from Gambia and Afghanistan made headlines after the U.S. State Department denied them visas. Eventually, they were allowed to compete. The drama marred an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids and robots. Every t…
07.22 / 12:07
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IuI9z3LUIM Mark Campbell is one of the most prolific and celebrated librettists in contemporary American opera. But, as he recently told an audience at the Guggenheim Museum, not everyone thought his latest project was a good idea. "I've had a number of socialist friends of mine saying, 'Why would you write an opera about Steve Jobs? He was the worst capitalist!' " he said. Campbell's response to those naysayers? " 'Reach in your pocket — you probably have a…
07.22 / 12:07
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It isn't that Rajput wants every day to be a test of nerves, but that he thrives on the 'the…
07.22 / 12:04
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At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school. Now 20, she's left her husband and is a newly minted high school graduate. And she's helping girls in her community stay in school. This week, she was in Washington, D.C., to share her story with 300 girl advocates from around the world at the Girl Up Leadership Summit , an annual event organized by the U.N. Foundation. It was her first trip to the U.S. and the first time…
07.22 / 11:07
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Okay, let's get this out of the way right from the start. The Island , the new book by Max Brooks (yeah, the guy who wrote World War Z , the very good zombie book that got turned into that not-very-good Brad Pitt movie) is about Minecraft. The video game Minecraft. And not a non-fiction book about the creation of Minecraft and its impact on society. Not a guide to playing Minecraft (although, in a weird way, it kind of is). It's a novel, set in the Minecraft universe. I think it's…
07.22 / 11:07
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Walk up the white steps of the front porch where Mary Jo and Mike Picklo live, and you'll see three rocking chairs and a pair of binoculars. The couple bought their home on five acres in 2003 and planned to spend their golden years overlooking a vista of green farmland and thick trees in western Pennsylvania. But a few years ago, land surveyors appeared in the field across the road. Then bulldozers began digging a pit bigger than the house. Workers blasted through rock with such force the…
07.22 / 11:07
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Jones' top donors included the PAC affiliated with 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim…
07.22 / 11:04
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In this week's edition of our education news roundup, we take you from school vouchers to AP exams to community college. Betsy DeVos speaks to American Legislative Exchange Council Protests greeted the education secretary in Denver this week at her speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council. Her family has close ties to the organization, which brings together state legislators, free-market conservatives and corporate sponsors to write model bills that get adopted all over the…
07.22 / 10:08
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NPR reporters are returning to their hometowns this summer to find out how they've changed – from job prospects to schools and how people see their community and the country. Once home to thriving timber and fishing industries, Gold Beach, Oregon now subsists on tourists and retirees looking for a quiet beach, a nice river trip and, in a few cases, marijuana. I left Gold Beach after graduating from high school in 1985. Back then, it was a blue-collar town dominated by the timber industry. R…
07.22 / 09:09
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Alabama Senator Luther Strange made a stop in South Alabama Friday…
07.22 / 06:35
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