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Ivey weighs extending safer-at-home order for Alabama
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Ivey weighs extending safer-at-home order for Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s “safer at home” order is set to expire Friday, and Gov. Kay Ivey has not yet decided whether to renew it. The order limits social gatherings, requires employees of restaurants and other businesses to wear masks and encourages masking for anyone who goes out in public. Its existence is uncertain...

Trump’s attacks seen undercutting confidence in 2020 vote
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Trump’s attacks seen undercutting confidence in 2020 vote

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a startling declaration about one of the pillars of American democracy, all the more so given its source. The president of the United States last week publicly predicted without evidence that the 2020 presidential election would be “the most corrupt election in the history of...

Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag
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Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that’s broadly condemned as racist. The flag’s supporters resisted efforts to change it for decades, but rapid developments in recent weeks have changed dynamics on this issue in the...