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Two men shot to death in Montgomery Saturday night

Apr 16, 2018
teenvogue.com

   Montgomery police are investigating a double homicide that occurred over the weekend. According to a statement, police were called to the 28-hundred block of Fairwest Street late Saturday night where they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. The two men were taken to a local hospital where they later died. Investigators say both men, ages 23 and 30, were from Montgomery. Their names have not been released and no arrests have been made. Police say the investigation into what led to the shooting is ongoing.

Kress on Dexter preserves stone markers

Apr 13, 2018
Exploring Montgomery

   Two stone markers have been preserved inside the renovated Kress building as a reminder of the city’s segregated past. A ceremony for the opening of Kress on Dexter today unveiled the markers, leftover from the original structure – built in 1929. Inscribed with the words “colored” and “white,” the markers instructed use of Kress water fountains. Co-owner of the building Sarah Buller says the decision was made early in the development to keep and preserve the markers.

Hyles Files - The Flight

Apr 11, 2018
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Roy Moore is countersuing his accuser

Apr 11, 2018
Breitbart

     Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has countersued a woman who accused him of sexually touching her when she was 14 and he was 32. Attorneys for Moore filed the defamation counterclaim Monday against Leigh Corfman. She is among several women who say Moore romantically or sexually pursued them decades ago when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. Moore's attorneys deny Corfman's accusations as "libelous and ... of such magnitude as to amount to defamation of Mr. Moore"

   A pair of accidents claimed lives in Central Alabama over the weekend. State Troopers report that a driver fleeing from Prattville police was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned. It happened Friday night on Autauga County Road 82, about three miles north of Prattville. The man reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. An infant passenger was also ejected from the vehicle. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver, identified as 50 year old Ambrose Wood of Columbiana, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news. But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

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Last summer, on August 12, photographer Ryan Kelly arrived at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., to take pictures for the city's newspaper, The Daily Progress.

It was his last day on the job — and it was a memorable one. A photo he took of a car plowing through a crowd of counterprotesters became the defining image of the chaos that day.

On Monday, Kelly was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for the photo he took.

The photo shows a car careening into a massive crowd, with bodies flying through the air.

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More than a hundred million taxpayers will get a refund from the Treasury this year, and the average refund is about three thousand dollars. Of tax filers who do get a refund, it's the biggest cash infusion of the year for forty percent of them.

That sounds cool, but it means the average American taxpayer has effectively lent the government three grand until the refund hit their bank account — interest free.

Meanwhile, many of those taxpayers are either paying high interest rates on debt of their own or putting off the healthcare they need.

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