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Alabama ban on yoga in schools questioned
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Alabama ban on yoga in schools questioned

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama for 25 years has banned yoga in public schools, and a Hindu activist says it’s time to change that. Rajan Zed of Nevada in a statement Friday said the state is doing a disservice to its students by denying them the opportunity to learn yoga. The Alabama Board of Education...

New album spotlights ‘Muscle Shoals sound’
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New album spotlights ‘Muscle Shoals sound’

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — A new album will throw a spotlight on the famed “Muscle Shoals sound” that made a north Alabama town one of the nation’s premier recording venues. Performers including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and country singers Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill and Willie Nelson have tracks on the upcoming “Muscle Shoals:...

Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA
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Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

By ASTRID GALVAN and NOMAAN MERCHANT,  Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and other opponents of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. U.S. District Judge Andrew...

DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers
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DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers

By MARIA DANILOVA,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos’ comments came Friday after a top official in her department, asked about arming teachers, said states and...

Tagovailoa shines, No. 1 Alabama routs Louisville 51-14
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Tagovailoa shines, No. 1 Alabama routs Louisville 51-14

By FRED GOODALL,  AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alabama doesn’t rebuild. The Crimson Tide simply reload. College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start, helping top-ranked and defending national champions open the season with a 51-14 rout of Louisville on Saturday...

No. 9 Auburn scores late, beats No. 6 Washington 21-16
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No. 9 Auburn scores late, beats No. 6 Washington 21-16

By PAUL NEWBERRY,  AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had some bad memories from their last two trips to Atlanta. They headed home from this one feeling a whole lot better. With a performance that didn’t earn a bunch of style points but will look awfully good on the resume, No. 9...

McCain Notebook: Tributes, memories, tears, civility lessons
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McCain Notebook: Tributes, memories, tears, civility lessons

By LAURIE KELLMAN,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories mixed with humor, grief and lessons on civility marked Sen. John McCain’s memorial service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, the last event in Washington of the five-day farewell tour. A few scenes: THE RESPECT OF RIVALS Keep on talking, even to rivals. That was the message...

Alabama to add resource officers in Jefferson County schools
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Alabama to add resource officers in Jefferson County schools

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county plans to put a school resource officer in every county school as part of a new safety plan, local officials announced in a Thursday press conference. Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale said there are currently 25 officers for the 56 schools in the county school system. He said...