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NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin
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NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin

By DAVE SKRETTA Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There’s Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State’s Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart Markus Howard some star...

Marsh aims to repeal Common Core standards
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Marsh aims to repeal Common Core standards

The top ranking Republican in the Alabama State Senate on Tuesday filed legislation repealing the state's curriculum standards, a move that would reshuffle the deck for education officials who have been trying to settle on a set of base standards for almost a decade.

GOP: Without new money to fund it, Medicaid expansion unlikely
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GOP: Without new money to fund it, Medicaid expansion unlikely

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Democrats hope their support of Gov. Kay Ivey’s gas tax increase got them further on possible Medicaid expansion, but legislative leaders say expansion can’t happen without new money. “There is no plan to feasibly make it work,” Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, said Friday about the...

Prison system investigating suicide, homicide of 2 inmates
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Prison system investigating suicide, homicide of 2 inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections said Thursday that it is investigating the apparent suicide of one inmate and the stabbing death of another. The deaths occurred days apart at separate prisons, but both come after advocacy groups raised concern about the suicide and homicide rates in state prisons. Prison officials found...