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Vaccination of Black people lagging behind whites in Alabama
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Vaccination of Black people lagging behind whites in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — New statistics indicate a disproportionately small number of Black people are getting vaccinations against the new coronavirus in Alabama, a trend the state’s top health official said Friday shows the need to increase immunization efforts in the minority community. While demographic data compiled by the state has big gaps, with the...

Impeachment highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense
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Impeachment highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense

Over two days of testimony, the Democrats asserted that Trump deliberately ordered his supporters to "fight like hell" and "go by very different rules" or they "wouldn't have a country anymore." They bolstered their case with accounts from the rioters themselves, some of whom said they were acting on Trump's orders.

Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words
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Trial highlights: Harrowing footage, focus on Trump’s words

House Democrats opened their first day of arguments in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with searing footage of the U.S. Capitol riot as they painted Trump as an "inciter in chief" who systematically riled up his supporters and falsely convinced them the election had been stolen, culminating in the deadly attack.

Shelby announces he won’t seek a seventh term
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Shelby announces he won’t seek a seventh term

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate’s fourth most senior member and who chaired four major committees, announced Monday that he will not seek a seventh term in office in 2022. A titan of Alabama politics, the 86-year-old Republican has spent more than 40...

Alabama begins expanded COVID-19 vaccinations
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Alabama begins expanded COVID-19 vaccinations

Everyone 65 and older; educators; grocery store workers; some manufacturing workers; public transit workers; agriculture employees; state legislators and constitutional officers will be eligible to get vaccinations. Previously only health care workers, first responders, nursing home residents and people 75 and older were eligible.