Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands. But even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of the president, the event has drawn controversy and protests.

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  Alabama beaches to enforce COVID-19 rules on Fourth of July weekend

Second ADOC employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus

This is the second ADOC staff member to die after recently having tested positive for COVID-19.

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Second ADOC employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus

This is the second ADOC staff member to die after recently having tested positive for COVID-19.
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Another Limestone Correctional Facility staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Another staff member at Limestone Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19.
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How California went from success story to virus hot spot

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline and restaurants and most other businesses had reopened.
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Auburn plant expansion to support COVID-19 vaccine effort

SiO2 Materials Science plans to invest $163 million in an expansion at its Auburn facility after securing a major contract to supply the federal government with vials to support the COVID-19 vaccine effort.
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  Walmart turning 160 parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters starting in August.
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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.
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  Officials: COVID-19 positive young people party instead of quarantining in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Chief Randy Smith said there’s evidence young people in the area, who may be students, are going out to party after they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed.
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  Madison County detention officer tests positive for COVID-19

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that a detention officer tested positive for COVID-19.
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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.
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Alabama hits new single-day record for COVID-19 cases

The state's hospitals are also reporting a third straight day of record hospitalizations.
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  U.S Army parachute team makes special jump to honor healthcare workers

U.S Army parachute team makes special jump to honor healthcare workers
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  Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

In areas where COVID-19 is spreading, health experts agree that wearing masks or other face coverings in public helps reduce the risk of spreading the virus when people can't socially distance by staying 6 feet apart.
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  Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks.
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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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  What COVID-19 trends are doctors focusing on?

We hear a lot of stats and numbers regarding COVID-19. We reached out to an infectious disease doctor to see what trends he focuses on.
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  More younger people testing positive for COVID-19

Adults 35 and under make up half of the new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks according to officials with White House Coronavirus task force.
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  Health officials warn of COVID-19 spike following Fourth

Health officials suggest planning a small holiday instead of a big party over Fourth July of weekend.
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  Cases spike in Sunbelt, other states back off on reopening

The run-up in cases — blamed in part on "knucklehead behavior" by Americans not wearing masks or obeying other social-distancing rules — has raised fears that many states could see the same phenomenon if they reopen too, or that people from the South and West could spread the virus to other regions.
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Convicted Morgan County murderer dies after contracting COVID-19

Billie Joe Moore was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at St. Clair Correctional Facility.
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  Nursing home resident describes life during COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing home residents describe life during COVID-19 pandemic.