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Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

Residents in the landmark civil rights city of Selma, Alabama, are among the critics of a bid to rename the historic bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965.
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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory in Washington on July Fourth.

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  John Hunt Park drive through COVID-19 testing resumes Monday

  Alabama A&M project to bring mobile testing to low-income areas

  U.S. Supreme Court blocks curbside voting

  Nursing homes wait up to 5 days for COVID-19 test results

  Local fireworks businesses see boom during the pandemic

Since 1994, Liberty Fireworks has been providing customers with fireworks.
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  Coronavirus cases rise in 40 states; Texas issues mask mandate

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

  Local fireworks businesses see boom during the pandemic

  Police say car burglaries, thefts are up in Florence

Second ADOC employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus

Another Limestone Correctional Facility staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Unemployment fraud is rampant in Alabama, but reporting it is tough for some

  Man arrested after Huntsville police chase

  KidsAndCars.org says new technology can help prevent hot car deaths

COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 1,162 new cases in 24 hours

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  US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

SPORTS

  July Fourth events happening at Toyota Field

  Atlanta Braves pitcher / North Alabama native reflects on upcoming season

Atlanta Braves pitcher / North Alabama native reflects on upcoming season

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  Shoals business owner under fire after Facebook post

  Problems with unemployment claims continue

Chicago issues Emergency Travel Order for travelers from Alabama

Auburn plant expansion to support COVID-19 vaccine effort

  New commander sworn in for Army Material Command

Gen. Ed Daly was promoted to a four-star general.
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  Intel chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties

The U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings Thursday for congressional leaders who have demanded more answers about intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

  New commander sworn in for Army Material Command

  State troopers say ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ in Alabama this holiday weekend

  ADOL launching appointment system for discussing unemployment claims

  July Fourth events happening at Toyota Field