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UAB should leave Oliver Robinson's retired jersey right where it is

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UAB should leave Oliver Robinson's retired jersey right where it is

- How do you continue to celebrate a man who, even if he cooperates with prosecutors and fingers the powerful interests who bribed him to cleanse his soul and lessen his sentence, likely is headed to jail? The best course here is for UAB to do nothing because Robinson has done nothing to UAB. He's embarrassed himself, not his sport or his school

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Authorities ID man shot to death crossing Birmingham street

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Authorities ID man shot to death crossing Birmingham street

- Authorities have released the name of a man shot to death Monday evening while he was crossing an eastern Birmingham street. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Rickey Devolya Siler. He was 35. The shooting happened about 5:25 p.m. near the Exxon gas station in the 5900 block of First Avenue North. Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards said East Precinct officers were dispatched there on a report of someone shot

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Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien passenger

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Not quite warp speed: Speeding man had alien passenger

- ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' - sort of. George Gordon, a spokesman for police in Alpharetta, says that when the officer pulled the man over Sunday, a life-sized doll of a big-eyed, large-skulled alien was riding in the front passenger seat

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Strangers buy car for man who walks 3 miles to work every day

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Strangers buy car for man who walks 3 miles to work every day

- ROCKWALL, Texas – A group of generous strangers teamed up to buy a young man in Texas a new car after learning he walked 3 miles to work every day, KBTV-TV reports. Andy Mitchell decided to start raising money for 20-year-old Justin Korva after giving him a ride to work at a Taco Casa restaurant in Rockwall, Texas. The 20-year-old told Mitchell he was trying to better himself and was saving up to buy a car, according to the station

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This is how Houston businesses have changed since 1997

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This is how Houston businesses have changed since 1997

- Updated 7:30 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Houston was founded in June 1837 and over the decades, many businesses have come and gone. Though, there are those dozen or so mainstays that continue to hold strong through the test of time. From generational restaurants like Shipley and Ninfa's, to energy and oil companies' ups and downs, Houston is home to numerous businesses that were making major moves 20 to 30 years ago

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Parts of southeast Nebraska see patchy fog early; thunderstorms could hit Omaha late tonight

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Parts of southeast Nebraska see patchy fog early; thunderstorms could hit Omaha late tonight

- Tuesday began with patchy, dense fog in some parts of eastern Nebraska and it may end with a thunderstorm. The National Weather Service office in Valley said the fog had developed across parts of southeast and east-central Nebraska and far southwest Iowa, where visibilities had been reduced to less than half a mile. Conditions should improve by 8 or 9 a

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Man tackles driver who tried running away after almost hitting kids

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Man tackles driver who tried running away after almost hitting kids

- EVERETT, Wash. Residents said 27-year-old Miguel Mendoza-Avalos was speeding down Holly Drive and couldn’t make a left turn, which caused his car to slam into a tree. “[I just] went [as fast as I could] to cut him off,” said Carchia, an Everett resident. “[I just] sprinted through [and] just kind of tackled him, [and then] put him in a quick chokehold

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Dog dies after suffering heat stroke in animal control vehicle - | WBTV Charlotte

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Dog dies after suffering heat stroke in animal control vehicle - | WBTV Charlotte

- VISALIA, CA (KMPH/CNN) – A dog owner in California says he was forced to put his 1-year-old pit bull down after the dog overheated inside an animal control vehicle. Jeff Barnes says Cuda, 1, and his two other pit bulls got out of his gate Friday and attacked a cat, eventually killing it. An animal control officer for the city of Visalia, CA, picked up all three dogs, but because Cuda was found first, Barnes says he was in the truck the longest

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Dozens of state artifacts prepped for 100-year time capsule

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Dozens of state artifacts prepped for 100-year time capsule

- OKLAHOMA CITY – A Native American flute, official state lapel pins and a turkey call from the Oklahoma lieutenant governor’s annual turkey shoot are among the items being placed in a 100-year time capsule to be buried at the state Capitol. Gov. Mary Fallin joined other state leaders Monday for a ceremony at the Capitol to dedicate the stainless steel capsule

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‘Tumultuous divorce’ behind apparent murder of 5-year-old, officials say

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‘Tumultuous divorce’ behind apparent murder of 5-year-old, officials say

- A "tumultuous divorce" led a California man to kill his 5-year-old son in April, investigators said Monday, three days after 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. was arrested and charged with murder even though his missing son has not been confirmed dead. Andressian was arrested on one count of murder on Friday and will be arraigned in Los Angeles later this week, where he will face 25 years to life in prison if convicted

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Video shows man swept away by California river narrowly avoid ‘certain death’

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Video shows man swept away by California river narrowly avoid ‘certain death’

- AUBURN, Calif. – A Reno man who was swept down the upper Yuba River in California can't believe he's still alive -- and he's not alone. The team that rescued him says he was a few feet from certain death. This Emerald Pools on the Yuba River are a popular hiking destination near Highway 20 and Emigrant Gap. This is where self-described adventurer Kalani Tuiono and his girlfriend went swimming

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One month after MAX tragedy, riders still on edge

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One month after MAX tragedy, riders still on edge

- PORTLAND, Ore. — Monday marked a month since the MAX stabbing at the Hollywood Transit Center that killed two men and injured one. Two men died, 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Southeast Portland. One man survived, 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. A memorial at the MAX station continues to grow

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Panasonic releasing clothes hanger that rids fabrics of unwanted odor

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Panasonic releasing clothes hanger that rids fabrics of unwanted odor

- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Panasonic says it's releasing a clothes hanger that will suppress odors on fabric. The company says the hanger uses technology that applies a high-voltage charge to create nanoscopic water particles. Company officials say that results in greater moisture collection without harming the garment's fabric. The hanger has two modes: "Normal" for everyday body odor, and "Long Mode" for stronger odors like cigarette smoke

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Alec Baldwin to reprise ‘SNL’ Donald Trump impression

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Alec Baldwin to reprise ‘SNL’ Donald Trump impression

- NEW YORK After saying he may be stepping away from his popular impressions of the 45th president, Alec Baldwin is now saying he’ll be back portraying Donald Trump on the next season of “Saturday Night Live.” He was also the focus of an upcoming Spike TV roast, which was taped Sunday night. Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore and Tracy Morgan were among stars and friends who mentioned Baldwin’s impression during their segments of the event, CNN reported

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Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story

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Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story

- President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday to sound off after three employees on CNN’s new investigative unit resigned Monday over a retracted online story regarding the Senate’s Russia investigation. "Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia,' with 3 employees forced to resign," he wrote. "What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!" He added later: “Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories

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‘You’re going to put me in jail?’: Video shows GSU police chief's DUI arrest

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‘You’re going to put me in jail?’: Video shows GSU police chief's DUI arrest

- Officials have released body camera footage of the night Georgia State University police Chief Joseph Spillane was arrested in Fayetteville on DUI and other charges. In the video, obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Spillane told the arresting officer he was coming from a tavern but was not intoxicated. A woman Channel 2 identified as Spillane’s wife was with him. In the video, she was heard begging Spillane not to complete a field sobriety test

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11 South Carolina kids diagnosed with rare brain cancer live within miles of each other

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11 South Carolina kids diagnosed with rare brain cancer live within miles of each other

- MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - Cases of rare brain cancer diagnoses among Mount Pleasant, South Carolina children have local mothers whose sons battled the illness now , and what may be the cause. Mount Pleasant’s Park West neighborhood is known for its pretty lawns and peacefulness, but driving past the gate only brings back bittersweet memories for Brandi Richardson. “He was terminal upon diagnosis,” she said, recalling the day her eight-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma

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Son of former Braves infielder on life support after being hit in face by baseball at Lexington High School

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Son of former Braves infielder on life support after being hit in face by baseball at Lexington High School

- ATLANTA (WIS) - The son of a former Atlanta Braves infielder and current Chicago Cubs scout is on life support after being hit in the face with a baseball in South Carolina. Jason Lockhart, 15, the son of Keith Lockhart, was hit in the face with a baseball while at a tournament in Lexington, SC on June 17, according to Lexington High School's baseball coach Brian Hucks

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  • Man tackles driver who tried running away after almost hitting kids
    Man tackles driver who tried running away after almost hitting kids

    , ajc.com

    EVERETT, Wash. Residents said 27-year-old Miguel Mendoza-Avalos was speeding down Holly Drive and couldn’t make a left turn, which caused his car to slam into a tree. “[I just] went [as fast as I could] to cut him off,” said Carchia, an Everett resident. “[I just] sprinted through [and] just kind of tackled him, [and then] put him in a quick chokehold

     

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  • MJ Jarrell could give Maryland football options in the slot
    MJ Jarrell could give Maryland football options in the slot

    , testudotimes.com

    Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on running backs; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s receivers. MJ Jarrell , WR Height: 6’2. Weight: 180 lbs. Year: Freshman. Hometown: Orlando, Florida. High School: Timber Creek High School. How he got to College Park Jarrell committed to the the Terps early last June, well ahead of National Signing Day

     

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  • These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push
    These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

    , abcnews.com

    Trump spent part of the weekend placing phone calls to a handful of these lawmakers, focusing on senators who supported his candidacy — Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The next several days will show whether the president's efforts pay off and if those lawmakers and the others will ultimately fall in line on legislation that would impact health care for millions of Americans, while allowing Trump and GOP leaders to boast of fulfilling a campaign promise seven years in the making

     

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