An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 39 guns disappeared or were recovered in Alabama between 2010 and 2019.
Government records covering the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic assault rifles have vanished from armories, supply warehouses, Navy warships and elsewhere. These weapons of war disappeared because of security failures that, until now, have not been publicly reported, including sleeping troops and a surveillance system that didn't record.
Two years ago, the Alabama Legislature passed and Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a plan to allow utilities to use their existing infrastructure to expand high-speed broadband internet into underserved rural areas of the state. By piggybacking fiber cables on the vast networks of electricity lines, the thought went, it could help allay the costs of running fiber and reduce barriers to expansion.
On that date in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed, beginning a gradual process of defined individual rights and limiting the power and authority of the British crown. The Declaration of Independence which outlined the colonists’ desire for freedom from the edicts of King George, is a direct descendant of the Magna Carta.
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Liberals have historically dominated the field of advocacy for reform of laws applicable to sentencing of persons convicted of crimes. Conservatives have traditionally pushed back, condemning what they saw as unwarranted leniency. However, conservatives during the Trump administration re-evaluated the wisdom of continued adherence to previously unyielding stances on criminal justice reform.
As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant denomination in a conflict that can look more political than theological.
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Sunday pledged more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowed to help developing countries grow their economies while fighting climate change and agreed to challenge China’s “non-market economic practices” and call out Beijing for rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.