Category: Primary

Daily News Digest – July 11, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 11, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 1. King keeps hammering; Marshall fights back.  Troy King continued his aggressive onslaught against Steve Marshall this week. He has a new attack ad and new accusations that Marshall’s contributions from the Republican Attorneys General Association are improper. Now, Marshall is fighting back, writes CAROLINE BECK in...

Finance Director Clinton Carter departing for UNC post
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Finance Director Clinton Carter departing for UNC post

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Finance Director Clinton Carter is departing his top cabinet post for a senior position in the University of North Carolina System. Carter has been appointed Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, UNC System President Margaret Spellings announced Tuesday. “I am...

Trump says drug maker Pfizer ‘rolling back price hikes’
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Trump says drug maker Pfizer ‘rolling back price hikes’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is “rolling back price hikes, so American patients don’t pay more.” Trump is tweeting that he and Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue Tuesday with Pfizer CEO Ian Read. Pfizer has issued a statement saying Read has agreed to “defer the company’s price increases...

US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports
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US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative proposed 10 percent tariffs Tuesday on a list of 6,031 Chinese...

8 Alabama inmates ask for execution by nitrogen gas
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8 Alabama inmates ask for execution by nitrogen gas

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Alabama’s lethal injection process took an unexpected turn Tuesday after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state’s new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas. The Alabama attorney general’s office and lawyers for inmates submitted a joint motion Tuesday to dismiss the litigation. Lawyers said...

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward
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Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Tuesday that it sent the new rule to...

Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases
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Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government would be required to release records from unsolved criminal cases linked to the civil-rights era under a bill proposed Tuesday. Alabama Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a former prosecutor who sent two Ku Klux Klansmen to prison for a racist killing, introduced the legislation,...

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation
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Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence...