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National Guard taps units for rapid response to civil unrest
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National Guard taps units for rapid response to civil unrest

The National Guard has designated military police units in Alabama and Arizona to serve as rapid reaction forces so they can respond quickly to any potential civil unrest around the country, following violent protests that rocked the nation’s capital and several states this summer.

Virus spreads on panel handling Supreme Court nomination
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Virus spreads on panel handling Supreme Court nomination

Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about the timing of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and whether additional senators may have been exposed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared the confirmation process was going “full steam ahead.”

Early showdown in SEC as No. 4 Georgia hosts No. 7 Auburn
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Early showdown in SEC as No. 4 Georgia hosts No. 7 Auburn

By The Associated Press No. 7 Auburn (1-0) at No. 4 Georgia (1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 6 1/2. Series record: Georgia leads 60-56-8.   WHAT’S AT STAKE? An early test of power in the mighty Southeastern Conference, featuring a pair of Top 10 teams eager to make a statement....

No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 13 Texas A&M in home opener
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No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 13 Texas A&M in home opener

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer It’s not like Nick Saban’s former assistants-turned-head coaches haven’t heard all the numbers before. They’ve taken 19 shots at No. 2 Alabama’s head coach and their onetime boss, and still have a goose egg. Next up Saturday: No. 13 Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher, a former Saban underling at...