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Alabama monuments law flawed, $25K fine doesn't apply, lawmaker says

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Alabama monuments law flawed, $25K fine doesn't apply, lawmaker says

- "It's more effective in protecting monuments that are 20 to 40 years old than in the ones they were trying to protect." The AGs lawsuit, which asks for the city of Birmingham to be fined $25,000 each day the barriers remain, came after Bell ordered a plywood barrier be erected at the base of a Confederate monument in Linn Park. England said that makes it clear that for markers more than 40 years old, there is no waiver process available to remove or disturb the markers because Section 3, subsection (a) makes no reference to Section 6
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SCHP investigate after two-car wreck shut down I-95 in Jasper County

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SCHP investigate after two-car wreck shut down I-95 in Jasper County

- JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-car wreck that shut down a portion of I-95 near mile marker two in Jasper County early on Saturday morning. According to LCpl Matthew Southern, a Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound in the right-hand lane shortly after7:00 a.m. when it was struck head-on by a Ford Focus that was driving northbound in the southbound lane
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Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church

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Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology in Rare Comment About the Church

- Actress responds to fan question about how her religion factors into "The Handmaid's Tale" Published 8:07 am, Friday, August 18, 2017 Elisabeth Moss has spoken up about a subject on which she normally keeps quiet: her religion. On Tuesday, the “Handmaid’s Tale” actress addressed a fan’s question about Scientology via her Instagram account. A post shared by Elisabeth Moss (@elisabethmossofficial) on Aug 15, 2017 at 11:46am PDT
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Ropes, dish soap free woman wedged in slot canyon for 12 hours

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Ropes, dish soap free woman wedged in slot canyon for 12 hours

- Emery County, UT (KSL) — A woman wedged in a slot canyon for more than 12 hours was rescued Thursday thanks to the hard work of rescuers — and about a gallon of dish soap. The rescue began about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man called the Emery County Sheriff’s Office saying he and his 24-year-old wife were canyoneering in Zero Gravity Canyon in the San Rafael Desert and she became stuck, according to the sheriff’s office
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Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo

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Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo

- TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma family is planning to recreate a photo they took back in 1954 on their first solar eclipse trip. 90-year-old Jack Wells, his wife and their three daughters all saw their first eclipse back in 1954. Since then, Wells has seen 10 solar eclipses in totality in 9 different countries. His wife has been on seven of those trips
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I'm the woman you've seen next to headlines on this site recently

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I'm the woman you've seen next to headlines on this site recently

- Brynn Welch, Ph.D., Hi, there. I'm the woman you've seen next to headlines on this site recently. You know, the one resting her praying head against her son's beautiful brown face. I want to be clear about something: I love this picture of my little family. It captures a moment when a pastor was offering one of the most inspiring prayers I've ever heard, a prayer I will repeat often in the weeks and months to come, I'm sure
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Tropical Storm Harvey 2017 could wind up in Bay of Campeche

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Tropical Storm Harvey 2017 could wind up in Bay of Campeche

- The said Harvey, the eighth named storm of 2017 in the Atlantic, could get a bit stronger, but slowly. However, forecasters said it was less organized than Friday. Then it could cross over into the southern Gulf's Bay of Campeche and target another area on Mexico's Gulf Coast. Watches may be required for portions of these areas later today, the hurricane center said
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Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop

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Heat Alert issued by EMSA until temperatures drop

- OKLAHOMA CITY – A Heat Alert has been issued by EMSA until temperatures drop significantly. Officials say by 10 p.m. Friday, medics had responded to six heat-related emergency calls. EMSA issues a medical heat alert when paramedics respond to five or more suspected heat-related illness calls in a 24-hour period. Tips for staying healthy in the heat: Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to summer heat Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors
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Man facing 1st-degree murder charge in Kissimmee officer’s death

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Man facing 1st-degree murder charge in Kissimmee officer’s death

- Man facing 1st-degree murder charge in Kissimmee officer’s death Man facing 1st-degree murder charge in Kissimmee officer’s death KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Everett Glenn Miller will be charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Matthew Baxter. Related Content Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said Baxter and Kissimmee police Sgt. Sam Howard were shot while checking people in an area of Kissimmee known for drug activity
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Silver Alert issued for missing 69-year-old man

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Silver Alert issued for missing 69-year-old man

- MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 69-year-old man. Officials are looking for Dennis Altom who was last seen in Golden, Oklahoma, around 3:30 p.m. on August 17. He was wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue Dickey pants. The McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office says Altom does have a proven medical or physical disability. If you see Altom or know his whereabouts, contact police
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Simon says redemption: BR native has overcome adversity to make it to the New York Jets

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Simon says redemption: BR native has overcome adversity to make it to the New York Jets

- FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Deon Simon is motivated by his painful past. The darkest moments came while he dealt with a severe knee injury and academic issues as a senior at Baton Rouge's Glen Oaks High, leaving his future on and off the field uncertain. "It was a hard time," the New York Jets defensive tackle said after a recent practice
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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

- KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice." "The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle of light!" ''It's just a speck up there!" The students at Clardy Elementary School in North Kansas City were practicing the proper use of the glasses Friday in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse
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Kissimmee chief details ‘brave and heroic’ takedown of shooting suspect

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Kissimmee chief details ‘brave and heroic’ takedown of shooting suspect

- Kissimmee chief details ‘brave and heroic’ takedown of shooting suspect KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kissimmee’s police chief is calling the officers who arrested a man suspected of shooting two officers Friday night “extremely brave and heroic.” Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said investigators believe Everett Glenn Miller may have been going for his gun when he was tackled and arrested at Roscoe’s Bar and Package around 11:30 p
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Man shot, killed at Edgewater bar

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Man shot, killed at Edgewater bar

- Nancy Niles @nancyniles An Oak Hill man was shot and killed following a distrubance at the No Name Saloon in Edgewater early Saturday morning. Edgewater police say the shooter, Rudolf John Ulics, 52, of Edgewater, admitting to shooting 29-year-old Travis Jones, after police tracked him down at his Tamarind Drive residence. Police responded to the call at 1:27 a.m. Jones was transported to Florida Hospital and prounced dead
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Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of police officers at Florida bar

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Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of police officers at Florida bar

- Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter and could face other charges for the wounding of Officer Sam Howard, said Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell at a news conference Saturday. Officer Matthew Baxter succumbed to his injuries. Officer Sam Howard is in very grave condition. pic.twitter.com/oXypORJaIn. -- Kissimmee Police (@kissimmeepolice) During a patrol of the neighborhood south of Orlando's theme park hub late Friday, the officers got into a scuffle with Miller, who shot them, the police chief said
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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

- SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company’s last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks. Kasatka died Tuesday evening “surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved her,” after battling lung disease for years, the company said in a statement
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Corrogan Vaughn, Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, dies

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Corrogan Vaughn, Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, dies

- Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican from Baltimore and congressional candidate, has died. He was 51. Vaughn was the Republican nominee for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in 2016 and 2014, according to the State Board of Elections website. However, he was defeated by incumbent Democrat Elijah Cummings in 2016. He also ran for Senate in 2012, losing to Dan Bongino in the Republican primary
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  • Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo
    Oklahoma family planning to recreate 1954 solar eclipse trip photo

    , kfor.com

    TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma family is planning to recreate a photo they took back in 1954 on their first solar eclipse trip. 90-year-old Jack Wells, his wife and their three daughters all saw their first eclipse back in 1954. Since then, Wells has seen 10 solar eclipses in totality in 9 different countries. His wife has been on seven of those trips
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Politics & Government

  • Corrogan Vaughn, Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, dies
    Corrogan Vaughn, Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, dies

    , baltimoresun.com

    Corrogan R. Vaughn, a Republican from Baltimore and congressional candidate, has died. He was 51. Vaughn was the Republican nominee for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in 2016 and 2014, according to the State Board of Elections website. However, he was defeated by incumbent Democrat Elijah Cummings in 2016. He also ran for Senate in 2012, losing to Dan Bongino in the Republican primary
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Sports

  • Career in college athletics brings Delaware native to Boston College
    Career in college athletics brings Delaware native to Boston College

    , delawareonline.com

    Jocelyn Fisher Gates thought her future would be rooted in medicine. As a student at Concord High School in the late 1990s, she was interested in becoming a pediatrician, though athletics were an important part of her life, too. The Wilmington native earned All-State honors in cross country and soccer and also played in the marching band. In 2003, Gates earned a degree in biology at Howard University, where she was a four-year letter winner in soccer
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Business

  • Total solar eclipse 2017 in Georgia: What’s the cost to business?
    Total solar eclipse 2017 in Georgia: What’s the cost to business?

    , ajc.com

    Sure, it’s not romantic and not inspiring and not exactly scientific either – even if they do call economics, “the dismal science.” And sure, The Great American Eclipse – surely is a spectacular moment that demands higher thinking. Yes, Monday’s event will be an astronomical choreography, potentially visible from Oregon to the Carolinas, boggling the mind and offering a rare and stunning glimpse of a greater glory
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Health

  • Work the night shift? You may be at higher risk for breast cancer, study says
    Work the night shift? You may be at higher risk for breast cancer, study says

    , ajc.com

    Do you work at night? It may be healthier to work while the sun is up, because a new study has found a link between night shifts and breast cancer. A group of researchers from Harvard University conducted an experiment, which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives, to determine how levels of light can impact the disease. To do so, they examined 110,000 women and data from nighttime satellite images of each participant’s residential address
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  • Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth
    Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

    , kfor.com

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned
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Society & Culture

  • Marci Miller Gives Back: Daytime Actress On Union Rescue Mission, Hope For L.A., And Helping The Homeless
    Marci Miller Gives Back: Daytime Actress On Union Rescue Mission, Hope For L.A., And Helping The Homeless

    , inquisitr.com

    Marci Miller plays Abby on Days Of Our Lives. Despite getting a big break on daytime TV, she has remained humble and focuses on giving back to the community. Recently, the soap opera actress talked about helping the homeless through Union Rescue Mission and Hope For L.A. She explained to Soap Opera Digest that after hearing their stories, it turns out the homeless are not that much different from everybody else
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse
    Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse

    , abc3340.com

    MIAMI (AP) — Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday's solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on board. Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas' band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theater on its ship Oasis of the Seas as part of a "Total Eclipse Cruise
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Education

  • Bus breakdown raises heat concerns about student safety
    Bus breakdown raises heat concerns about student safety

    , al.com

    The incident raised questions about the proper safety protocol. Hoover City Schools spokesperson Jason Gaston said the driver notified transportation of the problem at 3:26 p.m. Gaston said a roof hatch buzzer was sounding because a knob on the hatch had been dislodged. Gaston said the mechanic arrived within 20 minutes and the incident was reported resolved at 3:56 p.m., Gaston said
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Travel & Recreation

  • Restaurant Scorecard: Drain flies, mildew earn MB restaurant a 'C'
    Restaurant Scorecard: Drain flies, mildew earn MB restaurant a 'C'

    , wmbfnews.com

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - If you have dinner plans for the weekend or after watching the solar eclipse on Monday, you'll first want to check out this week's Restaurant Scorecard. Homestyle Restaurant, located on Eighth Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, earned an overall score of 83. According to the report, the inspector stated there were some raw meats, such as chicken and eggs, in the reach-in cooler that were stored over vegetables and some ready-to-eat foods
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  • Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug
    Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

    , wiat.com

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas’ recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber. The state Department of Correction said Thursday it had paid $250 in cash to buy enough midazolam for use in two executions
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Science & Nature

  • Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson
    Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

    , chron.com

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice." "The sun looks like the moon!" ''It's really dark!" ''There's just a little circle of light!" ''It's just a speck up there!" The students at Clardy Elementary School in North Kansas City were practicing the proper use of the glasses Friday in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse
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Books & Literature

  • Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no
    Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no

    , mystatesman.com

    A Denton ISD assistant principal was removed from his post this week after a children’s book he wrote containing a popular internet character that has since become co-opted by the so-called “alt-right”— an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism— caused controversy within the school district. According to the Dallas Morning News, “The Adventures of Pepe and Pede” author Eric Hauser was removed from his position as assistant principal of Rodriguez Middle School in Oak Point Monday
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Real Estate

  • K-9 unit search has Davis apartment tenants looking for answers
    K-9 unit search has Davis apartment tenants looking for answers

    , kfor.com

    DAVIS, Okla. - Apartment tenants in Davis are concerned about management entering their units with a K-9 for an apartment-wide search. Davis Village Apartments conducted a general search of the units last week. Then on Thursday, residents discovered a notice that read: "Due to several complaints and issues at the complex, on Friday August 18th, a Canine Unit will be brought onto the complex and will go through each apartment for an inspection
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Media & Information

  • 5 things to know about Hope Hicks, interim White House communications director
    5 things to know about Hope Hicks, interim White House communications director

    , mystatesman.com

    Two weeks after Anthony Scaramucci was booted from the Trump administration, Hope Hicks is set to take over the reins of the White House communications shop until an official replacement is named, the White House announced Wednesday. "Hope Hick will work with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and all of the communications team and serve as the interim White House communications director," the White House said in a statement
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