Category: Primary

Hooper: Trump’s America is Hitting on All Cylinders
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Hooper: Trump’s America is Hitting on All Cylinders

By Perry O. Hooper, Jr.    In Trump’s America unemployment continues to set record lows. Jobs are being created at record levels and wages are rising for the first time in a decade. Perhaps the biggest economic news of the Trump administration according to the Washington Times is the growth in revenue from the tax cuts: “The federal government...

Alberto dumps heavy rains on the South
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Alberto dumps heavy rains on the South

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press Forecasters warn Alberto, a still-menacing depression after its Memorial Day landfall on the Gulf Coast, is scattering heavy rains around the South amid heightened risks of flash flooding. The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbered ashore Monday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle and then...

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Alabama senior gets free car for good grades

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama student got more than good grades for working hard in the classroom — she got a free car. Etowah High School senior Maleah Johnson was awarded a used vehicle by an area car dealership because of her academic performance. Staying on the school’s A/B honor roll earned her entries...

Boeing pledges $1.5M for STEM to National WWII Museum
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Boeing pledges $1.5M for STEM to National WWII Museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Boeing Co. says it will give $1.5 million to support science, technology, engineering and math programs at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Among other things, the money will expand the museum’s annual robotics challenge from a one-state event to a regional tournament, so students from Mississippi,...

US team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit
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US team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

By CATHERINE LUCEY, MATTHEW LEE, HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials worked with North Korea over the weekend on plans for the on-off-on meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as Trump signaled increasing optimism for the sit-down. Trump tweeted Sunday that a U.S. team...

Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! I need you to read an update to our Privacy Poli- just kidding. Hope you like Han Solo GIFs because the movie is out today and I’m into it. Here’s your Daily News for May 25. 1. Closing arguments: new ads make the case for candidates.  There are just 11 days until the...

A Crossroads for Education in Alabama
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A Crossroads for Education in Alabama

By Thomas Rains, VP of Policy and Operations A+ Education Partnership Alabama is approaching an education crossroads. Many of the state officials in charge of education will begin new terms next year. Gov. Kay Ivey or her successor will begin a full term in office, and a record number of newcomers will be sworn into the...

Trump cancels summit with Kim
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Trump cancels summit with Kim

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a letter to...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later
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Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in...