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    Read the full text of President Obama’s final State of the Union Address

    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union.  And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter.  I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa. I also understand […]

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    USDA announces ground beef recall because of possible E. coli contamination

    The United States Department of Agriculture has announce the Class I Recall of 167,427 pounds of ground beef products produced by All American Meats, Inc. The products may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7. The beef was produced at the company’s facilities in Omaha, Nebraska and shipped to retail locations nationwide. The ground beef items […]

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    Netflix arrivals, departures for November 2015

    Netflix is adding a long list of movies and shows this November. Here’s a list of everything that’s coming and going: All title and dates are subject to change. Avail 11/1/15 Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) Lovable, oversized Saint Bernard Beethoven tries to save the holidays when a wayward elf crashes Santa’s sleigh and loses his bag […]

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    Here are the Netflix arrivals, departures for October 2015

    Netflix is adding a long list of movies and shows this October. Here’s a list of everything that’s coming and going: Arrivals: Avail 10/1/15 A Christmas Carol (1938) Briskly helmed by Edwin L. Martin, this adaptation of Charles Dicken’s yuletide classic stars Reginald Owen as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets a last chance to redeem himself […]

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    Restaurant Ratings: Pink Stuff in the Ice Machine?

    Didn’t Cut the Mustard: Buffalo Wild Wings at 5901 University Drive in Huntsville: Score of 82 Excessive grease around barrel. Waste water from mop sink sitting in women’s restroom. Damaged fryer baskets. Ice machine had pink residue inside. Dubs Burgers at 400 S. Jefferson St. in Athens: Score of 82 Several cracked plastic food bins. […]

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    First lady talks about discrimination in Tuskegee

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Michelle Obama on Saturday invoked the storied history of Tuskegee University as she urged new graduates to soar to their futures, saying the past provides a blueprint for a country still struggling with the “age-old problems” of discrimination and race. The first lady gave the commencement address at the historically black university […]

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    AIDS Action Coalition Peer Mentor James Duke recognized for civic efforts

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Going the extra mile 24/7. For years, James Duke has been doing that for people in need. WHNT NEWS 19 received a really nice email about Duke, who is a peer mentor at the AIDS Action Coalition in Huntsville. Here is a portion of the nomination email from Melissa Brown. “James […]

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    Crosses Across America: Continuing the legacy

    Time now for an Easter Sunday story of a devout man’s personal mission — a mission that a new group of devout believers is carrying on today. Bill Geist leads us on a journey across America … and back in time: A few weeks ago, volunteers from Wynndale Baptist Church in Terry, Mississippi, helped raise […]

  • What alleged victims say actor Bill Cosby did to them

    (CNN) — It seems as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby’s image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations. Though the star has vehemently denied most of the accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted young women seeking career guidance, the stories are […]

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    How long to thaw a turkey before Thanksgiving? Plan ahead now

    Do you have your turkey already?  If you bought it frozen, make sure you plan ahead and give yourself enough time to thaw it out properly. An average 12-pound turkey will take about three days to thaw completely in the fridge and be ready to cook. If you’re buying an 15-18 pound bird, add another […]

  • Walter Jones Turkey Bowl and Dinner Benefits HEALS, Inc.

    Fall is synonymous with football in America. Thanksgiving marks a time each November when football really takes hold. Many fans capitalize on their free time playing in informal pick-up football games with friends. Over time these games have become known as “Turkey Bowls,” a salute to the Thanksgiving holiday food of choice. Walter Jones’ Turkey Bowl takes the […]

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    Men, time to put on the apron, it’s National Men Make Dinner Day

    Wives, mothers, and girlfriends, we’ve got good news for you today! If you’re a woman, stay away from the kitchen today. That’s because it’s National Men Make Dinner Day! The day is ‘celebrated’ the first Thursday of every November. According to the official National Men Make Dinner Day website, the ‘rules’ require that men who […]