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Fat Tuesday crowds in Mobile a threat for spreading virus
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Fat Tuesday crowds in Mobile a threat for spreading virus

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Health officials and leaders in Mobile are urging people to follow pandemic safety guidelines as a subdued Mardi Gras season comes to an end on the coast minus big parades but with crowds still possible. Parades that typically draw thousands and massive balls were canceled in Mobile because of the coronavirus...

Amazon faces biggest union push in its history
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Amazon faces biggest union push in its history

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The second Jennifer Bates walks away from her post at the Amazon warehouse where she works, the clock starts ticking. She has precisely 30 minutes to get to the cafeteria and back for her lunch break. That means traversing a warehouse the size of 14...

Trump acquitted, denounced in second impeachment trial
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Trump acquitted, denounced in second impeachment trial

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president but exposed the fragility of America’s democratic traditions and left a...

Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court
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Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is sending a message to states that want to continue to carry out the death penalty: Inmates must be allowed to have a spiritual adviser by their side as they are executed. The high court around midnight Thursday declined to let Alabama proceed with the...

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.