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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama neared 1,000 on Monday as abortion clinics went to court seeking to block the state from shutting them down under a state order to halt elective medical procedures during the pandemic.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their longtime goals — widespread voting by mail — to protect the November election.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television says it will be offering more academic programming since the virus outbreak has forced officials to close schools for the rest of the academic year.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — John Emerald Distilling Co. is finding a way to serve the community more than just hard alcohol.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday said the state was ordering the closure of certain businesses, such as some retail stores, gyms and entertainment venues, as the state confronts the new coronavirus.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday directed public schools to finish the academic year with students taking lessons at home through distance learning as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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BOSTON (AP) — An Alabama man caught with a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at Boston's Logan International Airport told Transportation Security Administration officers he didn't know he had the weapon in his luggage and said a co-worker may have put it there, the TSA said in a statement W…

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida-based grocery chain Publix announced it will install plexiglass barriers to protect its cashiers, joining other retailers that are installing the shields to protect employees and customers from a coronavirus infection.

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DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving…

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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and prayed.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday that she has no plans to issue a statewide “shelter in place" order to combat the coronavirus, although the state's largest city has directed city residents to stay at home.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases in Alabama jumped to nearly 200 Monday as health officials urged people to maintain social distancing and the governor extended the deadline for filing state income taxes until mid-summer.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Health officials in Alabama's largest county on Sunday ordered the closure of non-essential businesses, including hair salons and many retail stores, to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in the state grew to more than 155.

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — On Saturday (March 14), singer-songwriter Grayson Capps saw his calendar being swept clear of work by coronavirus concerns. By Sunday he’d launched a new online venture to replace at least some of the lost income.

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Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions that have brought an unparalleled shock to the global economy.