President Trump’s Sharpie-Gate Storm Path Prediction Rages On, Pitting Weather Services Against Each Other

What does the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Sweet Home Alabama and Hurricane Dorian have in common? Both “miss ‘ole’ ‘bamy once again.” Before this week, those were the most famous Alabama misses. Then along came President Trump, who made a now-famous call on Hurricane Dorian’s potential storm path, wherein he warned the major storm could hit Alabama, and then used what […]

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Rips Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Blunder As ‘Fake News Defined’

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith went after Donald Trump’s “endless” lies Thursday and called the president’s erroneous warning about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama “fake news defined.” Smith wondered why the president can’t simply admit he was wrong instead of wasting “days and days” insisting he’s right. “Some things in Trumplandia are inexplicable,” Smith scoffed on “Shepard Smith Reporting.” Trump insisted Sunday […]

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‘Sanctuary city for the unborn’: All-male city council in Texas town bans most abortions

A small town in Texas has declared itself the state’s first “sanctuary city for the unborn” after its city council, made up solely of men, passed a resolution banning most abortion procedures. Waskom, Texas, has no abortion services available, but supporters of the ordinance wanted a measure to prevent an abortion clinic from being able to open in the city of roughly 2,000, KTAL-TV […]

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Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones calls state’s new restrictive abortion law ‘shameful’

WASHINGTON – Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who is up for re-election next year, slammed his state’s new restrictive abortion law Thursday, calling it “unconstitutional” and “irresponsible’’ and saying it shines a negative spotlight on his home state. “This bill, frankly, is shameful. It is callous,” Jones told reporters in a phone call. “We need to call this bill what it is. […]

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Tyreek Hill Under Investigation by Kansas City Chiefs for Violence Claims

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is being investigated for alleged battery of a juvenile, according to the The Kansas City Star. “The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to newspaper Friday. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. […]

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US Steel credits Trump as it restarts construction on factory

US Steel Corp. will restart construction on an idled manufacturing facility in Alabama, and it gave some of the credit to President Donald Trump’s trade policies in an announcement Monday. Trump’s “strong trade actions” are partly responsible for the resumption of work on an advanced plant near Birmingham, the Pittsburgh-based company said in a statement. The administration’s tariffs have raised […]

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Black Cities in Red States Win Key Victory in Minimum Wage Fight

The “Fight For $15” movement won a key appeal in its bid to protect wage hike efforts in individual cities, especially those where urban centers are majority-black and the state is majority-white with Republican-controlled legislatures. The NAACP, along with a group of low wage workers in Birmingham, Alabama, challenged a state law passed in 2016 intended to prevent cities such as […]

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