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As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the Affordable Care Act, many suggest that shrinking the list of services that insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. That option came to the forefront last week when Seema Verma , who is slated to run the Centers for…
02.22 / 17:44
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A South African court has ruled that the country's bid to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is "unconstitutional and invalid ," in a stark rebuke to the government of President Jacob Zuma. "South Africa's justice minister shocked the country last October when he announced it would pull out of the International Criminal Court," Peter Granitz reports for NPR from Pretoria. He notes that it was especially surprising because South Africa was a founding member of the court, which…
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Every day on his way to class, Terrence Johnson walks by a bronze statue and thinks about history. The statue depicts James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. "He transcended so much," says Johnson, a junior. "The fact that he had the will to integrate a university like this in Mississippi that has such a rich and chaotic history ... that will always be with me." Johnson's a journalism major, with a minor in African-American…
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Dozens of not-for-profit organizations have formed in the past decade to promote free or low-cost heart screenings for teens. The groups often claim such tests save lives by finding abnormalities that might pose a risk of sudden cardiac death. But the efforts are raising concerns. There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths. Sudden cardiac death is rare in young people, and some physicians worry screening kids with no symptoms or family history of…
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The suspect is wanted in Shelby County for felony identity theft, on a $15,000…
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he second suspect sought in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Eric Dial has been arrested and released on…
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TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County commissioners Tuesday approved a maintenance contract with ES&S Election Systems to maintain Americans with Disabilities Act voting machines, but not until 2…
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The assistant principal of Marbury High School entered a conditional guilty plea on a driving under the influence…
Sheneika Lavonne Nevels, 32, is wanted in Shelby County for felony identity…
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PFOA and PFOS caused Alabama utility to issue "do not drink" warning, but substitute compounds may also have…
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Mobile Circuit Court Judge Charles Graddick issued the sentences in front of a filled to capacity court room on Wednesday…
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Michael P. Goddard, 68, is indicted on one count of lying to the FBI, according…
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DEVELOPING // News 5 has confirmed through multiple sources that the body found in Dog River this morning is the 15-year-old sought in the murder of…
02.22 / 17:14
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The male body was discovered near the litter trap in Dog River around 7:30 a.m.…
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Thirty families along County Road 53 between Linden and Thomaston soon will have safe drinking water, thanks to action by the Marengo County Commission Tuesday. Stacy McKean of Grant Management said the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project would connect the water lines over a 1,000-foot stretch between the two communities. Resident along the line…
02.22 / 17:13
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The Enterprise Police Department has made an arrest in the Feb. 13 robbery of the Circle K in…
02.22 / 17:01
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Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville says he’s considering running for governor of Alabama next year. The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential backers. Tuberville says he's awaiting poll results that will gauge public support. Tuberville coached at Auburn from 1999 to 2008 before finishing his career at Texas Tech and Cincinnati. He's among the most successful coaches in Auburn history, but spent part of h…
02.22 / 16:37
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Three-term senator from Mobile County among first to declare intentions for…
The Nat King Cole mural, located on Maxwell Boulevard overlooking downtown, is the second public art project commissioned by the Public Art…
02.22 / 16:32
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Glover, a Republican and Mobile native, is a retired teacher who has been in the Legislature since…
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