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US companies’ message to Trump: Don’t expand China tariffs
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US companies’ message to Trump: Don’t expand China tariffs

Hundreds of businesses, trade groups and individuals have written to complain that the additional import taxes would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage to foreign rivals that aren't subject to higher taxes on the vital components they buy from China.

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law
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Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women’s clinic that’s under construction despite the state’s passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is now nothing but...

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states
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Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states. Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he’s headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines. He says he will now...

Figures drops out of running for Democratic Party chair
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Figures drops out of running for Democratic Party chair

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures is dropping out of the running to lead the Alabama Democratic Party. Figures announced Friday that that she is no longer running for party chairman. She had been part of a field of candidates seeking to unseat current chairwoman Nancy Worley. Figures says it’s important for...