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Lester Holt Learns His Family May Be Honored at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
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Lester Holt Learns His Family May Be Honored at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

From NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Tuesday on NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt spoke with the founder and executive director the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson, at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Watch the full broadcast: During the interview at the site, which honors African families torn apart, Lester learned that he may have family members...

US adds 134K jobs; unemployment a 49-year low, 3.7 pct.
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US adds 134K jobs; unemployment a 49-year low, 3.7 pct.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest level since 1969. Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina in the middle of September...

Mike Rogers: How East Alabama Helps Secure Our Homeland
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Mike Rogers: How East Alabama Helps Secure Our Homeland

WASHINGTON, D.C – Recently, I led a group of local leaders in Calhoun County, including Alabama Senate President pro tempore, Del Marsh, to visit and tour the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston. While the CDP has a huge local economic impact, it is so much more. Since 1998, the CDP has trained over...

Column: Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us
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Column: Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne When we go to bed at night, whether we think about it or not, we are safe knowing that our servicemen and women stand at the ready throughout the world; ready to defend our nation, our values, and us here at home. But, without the appropriate funding, our military does...

Parker Snider: Towards a less angry politics
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Parker Snider: Towards a less angry politics

By PARKER SNIDER, Alabama Policy Institute “When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.” If only we followed the advice of the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson, who expressed this sentiment, knew first-hand how politics can lead to indignation. Today, one glance at cable news or Twitter affirms that...