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Back to School: when Alabama districts are set to begin
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Back to School: when Alabama districts are set to begin

It seems like school starts earlier and earlier as the years go by. With packed schedules and more generous interim holiday periods throughout the year, most Alabama schools are set to open their doors in early August. When do schools for your kids or grandkids start? Check the chart below of all state school systems...

Senate Democrats ask for documents before Kavanaugh meetings
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Senate Democrats ask for documents before Kavanaugh meetings

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators, all of them Republicans, since his nomination two weeks ago. Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for...

Trump considers yanking security clearances of his critics
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Trump considers yanking security clearances of his critics

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former top national security officials who have been critical of his administration, a move that opponents and experts say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday...

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans
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Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type...

Daily News Digest – July 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, July 23, 2018. 1. POTUS tweets Iran.  That escalated quickly. Late last night, President Trump tweeted the above to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. What threat is he responding to? Rouhani reportedly told a group of diplomats that “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and...

Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran’s leader
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Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran’s leader

By WILL LESTER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. Trump tweeted late on Sunday about the dangers to Iran of making hostile threats after Rouhani said Sunday “American must understand well that peace with Iran is the...

Senate set to confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary
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Senate set to confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of fulfilling President Donald Trump’s promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie...

G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions
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G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world’s top financial officials called Sunday for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth, with one warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 nations came...

Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision
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Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a roundtable discussion...

After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting
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After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to “a big hoax.” Trump spent days trying to reassure the country that he accepts that the...