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Auburn deploys new digital X-Ray system to improve manufactured parts

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is now teaching an inspection process for additive manufactured parts by utilizing a customized digital radiology vault acquired through a $1.5 million grant front the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The work is meant to help improve the additive manufacturing parts process that will help NASA in its ...

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Alabama charter school group wins $25 million federal grant

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY — New Schools for Alabama, a non-profit organization that helps establish public charter schools in the state, has been approved a $25 million federal grant. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement each year awards competitive grants to state entities that seek to expand public charter schools. New Schools for Alabama asked for $25 ...

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Alabama events mark 1619 slavery anniversary

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Events in Alabama on Sunday will mark the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans being brought to colonial America. Communities across the nation are marking a "Day of Healing" recognizing the 400 years since the arrival of slaves to colonial Jamestown, Virginia. Africatown, a community formed by freed slaves after the Civil War, is hosting a Day of Healing ev ...

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DNC to vote on Alabama Democratic Party action

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee could vote to deny seats to the two leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party. The full DNC will decide Saturday whether to accept a recommendation to revoke the credentials of Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley and Vice-Chair Randy Kelley. The proposed sanction comes after the state party missed two deadlines to h ...

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‘I don’t want no sympathy:’ Football helps heal ravaged town

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. More than 5,000 people were expected at Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School Bobcats play their first game since last November's blaze. The players en ...

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Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

By PAUL WISEMAN, JILL COLVIN and JOE McDONALD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who ...

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Inside the Statehouse: The Summer of 1969

By Steve Flowers, political analyst As we say goodbye to the summer of 2019, allow me to reminisce with you and indeed commemorate more than likely a summer exactly 50 years ago that was undoubtedly the most momentous summer in American history – The Summer of 1969. It is amazing what all occurred in America during the last six weeks of the Summer of 1969. Richard Nixon was in his first year as president.  ...

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Suspect charged with capital murder in connection to Aug. 5 homicide case in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department arrested a second person in connection to a homicide investigation. The victim, Brandon Rasario, 21, of  Birmingham, was killed on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Police said officers from the East Precinct responded to the 9900 block of Turner Avenue to investigate a report of a person lying in the roadway. Officers arrived and l ...

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ADOC: Illegal contraband found at Bibb Correctional Facility, 4 arrested

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Law enforcement agents from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Investigations and Intelligence Division reported the finding of illegal contraband at Bibb Correctional Facility in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 21. Correctional officers at the facility found three packages containing illegal contraband on the property. The ADOC’s K ...

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Prison construction proposal inches forward

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is inching forward with a plan to build three new prisons. The Alabama Department of Corrections on Monday will open company responses to a "request for qualifications" from firms interested in building the proposed new prisons. A spokeswoman for Gov. Kay Ivey said the state will release the names of the companies on Monday. Ivey in February announced ...

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