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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...

Daily News Digest – June 29, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 29, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for Friday, June 29, 2018.  1. The Supremes.   Go inside the biggest political event of the year from the following angles… Adam Liptak & Maggie Haberman of the New York Times have a fascinating story about how the White House may have gently coaxed Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement along...

Daily News Digest – June 28, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 28, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, June 28, 2018.  1. Trump gets second SCOTUS pick.  What’s Happening Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of July. He’s 81 and been on the Court since 1988. President Trump will appoint his replacement, which he says will be someone on the same list of...

Daily News Digest – June 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – June 27, 2018

Presented by the Alabama Farmers Federation Good morning! MIKE MIKE MIKE MIKE, guess what day it is? It’s Hump DAAaay! Hope your week is going well. Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  1. Big day at SCOTUS. [The picture above is from the “running of the interns,” in which news organizations challenge their interns...