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Daily News Digest – July 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 5, 2018

Good morning! Hope you had a great Fourth. Wouldn’t you know it, I move away from DC and six months later they book Jimmy Buffett to play two blocks away from my house. Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, July 5. 1. Begun the trade wars have.   American tariffs on some $35 billion of Chinese imports went...

Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes
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Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes

NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country’s 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was being marked with a sense of a United States divided for some, evidenced by competing televised events in the nation’s capital. From New...

Judge’s ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement
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Judge’s ruling slows plans for Medicaid work requirement

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy? U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington last...

China rejects ‘blackmail’ on eve of US tariff hike
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China rejects ‘blackmail’ on eve of US tariff hike

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China rejected “threats and blackmail” ahead of a threatened U.S. tariff hike, striking a defiant stance Thursday in a dispute companies worry could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy. A government spokesman said Beijing will defend itself if U.S. President Donald Trump...

Skip Tucker: Carl Elliott and the Cost of Courage
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Skip Tucker: Carl Elliott and the Cost of Courage

By Skip Tucker, Alabama Daily News Robert Kennedy believed that so long as people respond to courage of enlightened conviction there is hope for the future. Late, great U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott (D-Jasper), embodied that hope, well as anyone. I knew Carl well but it is only now, through a distant mirror, that I think...

Daily News Digest – July 4, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 4, 2018

Good morning and Happy Fourth of July!!! I love this country and I’m glad you do, too. Some headlines and front pages for your news needs are at the bottom, but otherwise today’s content is meant to help you enjoy and appreciate our country’s Independence Day celebration.  If you can’t make it to a fireworks...

Daily News Digest – July 3, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 3, 2018

Good morning! We are two weeks away from the July 17 runoff. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, July 3, 2018.  1. SCOTUS interviews begin.  President Trump has interviewed at least four judges he is considering for an appointment to the Supreme Court. They are: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit, Judge Raymond Kethledge of the 5th Circuit, Judge Amul Thapar or the 6th Circuit, and Judge Amy...

Huckabee endorses Cavanaugh in Lt. Gov race
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Huckabee endorses Cavanaugh in Lt. Gov race

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is endorsing Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor. Cavanaugh, the president of the Public Service Commission, faces state Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville in the July 17 Republican runoff.

Daily News Digest – July 2, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 2, 2018

Good morning! Somehow, we are halfway through the year. Here’s your Daily News for Monday, July 2, 2018.  1. Blue Wave or Red Tsunami?  Looking toward November, Kim Chandler of the Associated Press writes about how Alabama Democrats are going into the general election with more hope for meaningful victories than they’ve had in a long time. From...