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14 differences between a normal friend and a friend from Alabama.

A normal friend will discreetly tell you that there's something in your teeth. A friend from Alabama will grab a toothpick, and say, Oh honey, open up.'

- Matador Network - US

New Wave of Anti-Semitic Threats Rattle U.S.

Jewish organizations and schools in more than a dozen states from New York and New Jersey to Alabama and Florida were evacuated Monday after receiving bomb threats, marking the fifth wave of such incidents this year.

- Wall Street Journal - US

More bomb threats force evacuations of Jewish sites in 11 US states.

February 27, 2017, 10:27 PM 'Today, bomb threats were called into schools and/or JCCs in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia,' the JCC Association of North America reported Monday. They were later declared clear and returned to regular ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats.

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK - Jewish community centers and schools in at least 13 U.S. states reported receiving bomb threats on Monday, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received in Alabama, Delaware, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Bomb threats on Jewish schools, community centers reported in 11 states.

At least 16 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 11 states, with threats confirmed in Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, ...

- The Week - US

Jewish community centers all over the US report receiving bomb threats.

CBS MiamiMore bomb threats were reported at Jewish Community Centers nationwide on Monday, the fifth series of threats 2017 has seen so far. The report comes two days after vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. Tweet Embed:https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/836255890852438016BREAKING: Another round of bomb ...

- Business Insider - US

19 Jewish community centers in 12 states rattled by bomb threats in one day.

Bomb threats rattled at least 19 Jewish community centers and day schools across 12 U.S. states in the South and the Northeast on Monday — the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic violence. Threats were called in at centers in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North ...

- VICE News - US

GOP Rep Skipped Town Halls Because Of Disruption, 'Criminal Element'.

A Republican congressman from Alabama said he would not hold town halls that were open to the public because of what he described as "different elements from the Democratic Party" who had disrupted his colleagues' events.

- TPM News - US

U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats.

Jewish community centers and schools in at least 11 U.S. states reported getting bomb threats on Monday, the JCC Association of North America said, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received in Alabama, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

16 more Jewish centers got rocked by fake bomb threats.

CBS MiamiNEW YORK - At least 16 Jewish community centers and schools around the United States reported receiving bomb threats on Monday, NBC News reported, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received at ...

- Business Insider - US

From tools to trash: Marshall's payload stowage team tracks it.

For many of us spring cleaning is an annual ritual and it will be here before we know it. Imagine trying to keep everything organized year-round in a five-bedroom house where everything floats. And that house is moving 17,500 miles per hour orbiting the Earth 250 miles above us. That's exactly the job of a small team at the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats: NBC

At least 16 Jewish community centers and schools around the United States reported receiving bomb threats on Monday, NBC News reported, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received at centers in North ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Police: Teen charged with capital murder of child found dead

OZARK, Ala. — Police say a 19-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-month-old child in southeastern Alabama.

- Billings Gazette - US

NASA to launch sequel to successful Lightning Study Mission

Huntsville AL Feb 17, 2017 A hit Hollywood film often leads to a sequel. Sometimes those movies do well, but rarely will they eclipse the original. Undaunted by those odds, NASA is set to reboot a successful study of Earth's lightning from space - this time from the unique vantage point of the International Space Station . ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Alabama's prisons flow with needless deaths yet again. We know one of the reasons why.

Alabama prison officials are investigating the beating death of an inmate who was attacked by other prisoners Thursday – the second deadly attack on a state prisoner within 24 hours,' reports the Montgomery Advertiser Feb. 19. We have uncovered multiple incriminating facts that have led to the needless deaths at what is ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

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This photo taken Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 shows Percy Walker looking out over a desolate Uniontown, Alabama, in the Black Belt region of the southern United States. Walker says the area, once the heart of the antebellum plantation region of the South, feels isolated from the rest of the nation.

- WRAL.com - US

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A closed building stands downtown with metal sheets over the windows, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Marion, Ala. Stretching from east Texas to southern Virginia, the impoverished area known as the Black Belt is heavily populated by blacks who supported Barack Obama. Now, many worry about President Donald Trump, echoing fears ...

- WRAL.com - US

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

MARION, Ala. — Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House.

- Billings Gazette - US

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

MARION, Ala. — Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark...

- Townhall.com - US

In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

MARION, Ala. " Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House.During Barack...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Republican congressman: Protests might prevent Obamacare repeal

Rep. Mo Brooks tells us we're on the right track. "I'll tell you, Toni, there are a, in my opinion, a significant number of congressmen who are being impacted by these kinds of protests and their spine is a little bit weak," the Alabama congressman said in an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 ...

- Daily Kos - US

The Latest: Selma organizers say they're going forward

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. " The Latest on the dispute over fees imposed by the city of Selma, Alabama, on a civil rights celebration and a Civil War re-enactment :4 p.m.Organizers of a Selma voting rights festival...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

2 doctors face up to 20 years in prison for running a $40 million opioid 'pill mill'

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesTwo Alabama doctors face up to 20 years in prison for running an opioid "pill mill" out of their two mobile clinics. On Thursday Dr. Xiulu Ruan and Dr. John Patrick Couch were found guilty of over-prescribing addictive and sometimes deadly pain killers to their patients, receiving illegal kickbacks ...

- Business Insider - US

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

- WRAL.com - US

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.

- Billings Gazette - US

Not black and white: Fees that threaten march unite Selma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. " Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall.Both...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Alabama high school civics exam requirement passes committee

- Education Week - US

Alabama death penalty cases may soon rest solely with jury

MONTGOMERY, Ala. " Alabama could be close to ending its one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to hand down death sentences despite a jury's recommendation for life in prison.The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The best bar in every state, according to Yelp

Whether you call them mixologists or bartenders, whether you prefer canned PBR or fancy cocktails, whether you like it dark and dingy or bright and sleek, we can all agree on one thing: there's nothing like a nice cold drink to take the edge off. Yelp shared a list of the very best bar in every US state. Keep scrolling to ...

- Business Insider - US

Mississippi jail bribery probe now reaches into Alabama

JACKSON, Miss. — An Alabama consultant has admitted to lying to FBI agents about a contract at a county jail in Alabama.It's confirmation...

- Townhall.com - US

Alabama Death Row Inmate's Request for Firing Squad Denied

This week, the United States Supreme Court denied hearing the case of an Alabama death row inmate fighting to be executed by firing squad. Yes, you read that correctly, and no, this isn't about a case from 1868. An Alabama inmate actually wants to be executed via firing squad,......

- FindLaw - US

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities

Lyft is having a big 2017, both due to reasons of its own making and, um, others. On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states , its biggest launch day ever. That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017. Lyft got started on ...

- Mashable! - US

Lake Lanier Association: Lake remains under pressure

Lake Lanier remains under pressure despite a major victory recently in the ongoing water war with Florida and Alabama, the Lake Lanier Association says. In its first public statement after the release of the U.S. Supreme Court Special Master's report related to the Florida v. Georgia Water Wars litigation the association ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer

Alabama moved Wednesday to set yet another execution date for a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years and has eluded seven previous attempts … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Alabama bidding to set execution date for convicted killer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama moved Wednesday to set yet another execution date for a convicted killer who has been on death row for more than 30 years and has eluded seven previous attempts to put him to death.

- Billings Gazette - US

3 religious school leaders sentenced to 20 years for child abuse: report

Children were 'horribly abused' at Saving Youth Foundation school in Mobile, Ala.

- Times-Picayune - US

Morning Digest: Auburn's old football coach mulls a run for Alabama governor in Bama territory

Leading Off ● AL-Gov: On Tuesday, CBS Sports reported that Tommy Tuberville, who served as head coach of the Auburn University football team from 1998 to 2008, was considering seeking the GOP nomination to replace termed-out and scandal-tarred Alabama Republican Gov. Robert Bentley. Tuberville hasn't said anything ...

- Daily Kos - US

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act, and Victims' Advocates Are Worried

In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law had been reauthorized without difficulty, but this time was different, sparking a year of debates in Congress over a set of additional protections ...

- Mother Jones - US

Alabama inmate seeking death by firing squad loses bid for SCOTUS review; two justices dissent

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of an Alabama death-row inmate who is seeking execution by firing squad. Justice Sonia…

- ABA Journal - US

Trump denounces anti-Semitism after Jewish community centers receive 68 bomb threats in six weeks

The phone rang Monday morning at the Levite Jewish Community Center outside Birmingham, Ala., and a receptionist answered it. There was a bomb in the building, the caller said, before hanging up. It was the second bomb threat in five weeks against the center, which is located in the town of Mountain...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Supreme Court Rejects Alabama Death Row Inmate’s Appeal

The inmate, Thomas D. Arthur, had challenged the use of a chemical in the state’s lethal injection protocol, saying it could cause excruciating pain.

- New York Times - US

Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018.

- Times-Picayune - US

Why the Supreme Court rejected a death penalty appeal

The US Supreme Court refused to hear the death penalty plea of Thomas Arthur, an Alabama inmate who argued that his state's lethal injection procedures constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Sotomayor questions whether lethal injection is 'our most cruel experiment yet'

The justice dissents from a decision not to take the case of an Ala. inmate who wanted a firing squad.

- Washington Post - US

Lethal injections using midazolam may be America's most cruel experiment yet,' Sotomayor says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a death row inmate's appeal challenging the constitutionality of Alabama's lethal injection protocol. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a passionate dissent to the decision, arguing that the court should have weighed whether the state's use of midazolam — the controversial ...

- VICE News - US

The most popular grocery store in each state

FoursquareAmericans are passionate about their grocery stores. But some of the most popular chains in the nation only exist is particular regions, so it's likely you've never even heard of some of them. The mobile search-and-discovery app Foursquare put together a list of the most visited grocery stores in each state across ...

- Business Insider - US

Why the Supreme Court rejected a death penalty appeal

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a death row inmate's challenge to Alabama's lethal injection method, freeing the state to try for the eighth time to carry out the planned execution of Thomas Douglas Arthur. "He has amassed significant evidence that Alabama's current lethal junction protocol will result in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Father and son killed in head-on collision with each other in Alabama: 'You really just cannot imagine it'

Jeffrey and Austin Brasher both died in as their trucks collided on Saturday morning, as one drove home from a party and the other to work. Police say alcohol may have been a factor

- National Post - CA

Sotomayor questions whether lethal injection 'our most cruel experiment yet'

The justice dissents from the decision not to take the case of an Alabama inmate who wanted a firing squad.

- Washington Post - US

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alabama inmate's lethal injection appeal

Allen ConeFeb. 21 -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an appeal by an Alabama inmate on death row for 30 years over the use of lethal injection.

- UPI - US

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