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Tuesday’s Senate election in Alabama was one for the record books. At this time of year, most Alabamians are focused on their favorite football team’s postseason. But in an odd twist, Alabama voters went to the polls to decide between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Read more

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President Donald Trump’s choice to head a federal coal mine regulator, like more than one of his nominees, is a vocal critic of the very agency he’s being asked to lead. Steven Gardner is a longtime coal industry consultant, and he has called the agency’s marquee Obama-era regulation the product of “one of the most disingenuous and dishonest efforts put forward by a government agency.” Read more

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After Hurricane Irma hit three months ago in Orlando, Florida, the local police got a desperate 911 call from a 12-year-old boy reporting that his mother and siblings were unconscious. Fumes overcame the first deputy who rushed to the scene. After the police arrived at the property, they found Jan Lebron Diaz, age 13, Jan’s older sister Kiara, 16, and their mother Desiree, 34, lying dead, poisoned from carbon monoxide emitted by their portable generator. Four others in the house went to the hospital. If 12-year-old Louis hadn’t made that call, they might have died, too. Read more

WASHINGTON — In another attempt to punish so-called sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Justice Department will award $98,495,397 in grant funding to cities and states that “cooperate with federal law enforcement.” Read more