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Communities oppose new state mega-prisons near them
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Communities oppose new state mega-prisons near them

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's administration is negotiating with private companies to build three new mega-prisons as part of a solution to the state's ongoing prison crisis, but some neighbors to the planned facilities aren't happy about it.

Next Trump-Biden debates uncertain, though Oct. 22 is likely
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Next Trump-Biden debates uncertain, though Oct. 22 is likely

The campaign's final debates between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were thrown into uncertainty Thursday as the rival camps offered dueling proposals for the remaining faceoffs that have been upended by the president's coronavirus infection.

Battered Louisiana coast braces for 1 more: Hurricane Delta
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Battered Louisiana coast braces for 1 more: Hurricane Delta

Boarded windows and empty sidewalks made parts of Louisiana's Acadiana region look like empty movie sets as major Hurricane Delta roared ever closer to the U.S. Gulf coast, apparently on track to smash into the same southwestern part of the state where Hurricane Laura blasted ashore six weeks ago.

Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election
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Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the economy.

Hurricane Delta could impact Gulf coast
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Hurricane Delta could impact Gulf coast

Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane early Tuesday, packing 110 mph winds on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 as it approaches the U.S. Gulf coast.

Trump admin: Census could be done if not for court meddling
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Trump admin: Census could be done if not for court meddling

The Trump administration on Monday asked appellate judges to immediately suspend a lower court’s order requiring the 2020 census to continue through October, saying decisions by the U.S. Census Bureau over how to conduct the nation’s head count shouldn’t be subject to “judicial second-guessing.”