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Here we go: Last days of session, part one

By this time 48 hours from now, the 2018 Regular Session will be done-zo. Well, at least we think so. A few notes on timing… Most everyone believes lawmakers will meet today and tomorrow and be done with it. However, if they stay in session past midnight tomorrow, they make it so that any bill...

Alabama tax deadline extended for people impacted by storms
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Alabama tax deadline extended for people impacted by storms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Revenue has extended deadlines to file state tax returns for people impacted by storms earlier this month. AL.com reported Monday that deadlines are extended for individuals and businesses affected by severe weather on March 19. The extensions don’t apply to federal taxes. Taxpayers in declared emergency areas...

Alabama lawmakers return for session’s final days
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Alabama lawmakers return for session’s final days

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are beginning the final days of the legislative session with several potentially contentious debates ahead of them. The House of Representatives on Tuesday is slated to make a second attempt to debate a bill that would require police officers to record the race of stopped motorists. The House refused...

Poll: Americans open to Trump’s planned NKorea talks
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Poll: Americans open to Trump’s planned NKorea talks

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear open to President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and at the same time are less concerned than in recent months by the threat posed by the pariah nation’s nuclear weapons. That’s according to a...

White House: No change ‘at this time’ to Shulkin’s VA job
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White House: No change ‘at this time’ to Shulkin’s VA job

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With his job status in danger, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin sought to lower his public profile Monday as a White House spokesman insisted that President Donald Trump still had confidence in his leadership “at this point in time.” Shulkin, the lone Obama administration official in Trump’s...

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Hubbard prosecutor endorses Martin for attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The prosecutor who led the corruption case against former House Speaker Mike Hubbard has endorsed Alice Martin in the race for attorney general. Van Davis, who was the acting attorney general in the prominent case, endorsed Martin on Monday. Davis, in a statement released by the campaign, called Martin the candidate...

Winner take all? Not if Electoral College critics win cases
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Winner take all? Not if Electoral College critics win cases

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When Donald Trump won more than 52 percent of the Texas vote during the 2016 election, he pocketed all 38 of that state’s Electoral College votes just as Hillary Clinton, who won California with 61 percent of the vote, swept up all 55 of that state’s electors. It’s...

Birds flock to Alabama’s Dauphin Island for spring migration
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Birds flock to Alabama’s Dauphin Island for spring migration

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The spring bird migration is underway on Alabama’s Dauphin Island, attracting birders from around the nation to see more than 400 species that visit the tourist town, officials said. Species that have already been spotted on the island include shorebirds, warblers, purple martins and ruby-throated hummingbirds. The season is expected...

Diplomats ousted: US, Europe punish Russia over spy case
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Diplomats ousted: US, Europe punish Russia over spy case

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow’s alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. Warning of an “unacceptably high” number...

Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 26, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Monday, March 26.  1. Milton McGregor dead at 78 Alabama dog track and casino magnate Milton McGregor has died at the age of 78. The Victoryland owner had a long, indelible impact on Alabama politics. With beginnings in the video arcade business, McGregor would go on to build an empire...