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Sunday, July 25, 2021

    FEMA to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died from COVID-19

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday FEMA announced it is setting up a program to help reimburse families funeral costs of loved who died from COVID-19.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during...

    AG Marshall joins 13-state coalition in suit to stop Biden’s ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit Wednesday to block the Biden administration's ban on all future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands.  “Seven days after President Biden was sworn into office,...

    NASA, SpaceX sign joint spaceflight safety agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA and SpaceX have signed a joint agreement to formalize both parties’ strong interest in the sharing of information to maintain and improve space safety. This agreement enables a deeper level of coordination, cooperation and data sharing, and defines the arrangement,...

    NASA, SpaceX to launch 2nd Commercial Crew rotation mission to International Space Station

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA and SpaceX are continuing a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 is the second crew rotation mission with four astronauts...

    Peace Corps celebrating 60th anniversary in March

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1, the Peace Corps celebrates 60 years since President John F. Kennedy established the agency in 1961. The anniversary of the Peace Corps commemorates international peace and friendship, volunteerism and service. In that time, Alabama has produced 1,254 Peace...

    NASA names headquarters after ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced this week the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. The naming was official Friday. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated...

    NASA to conduct 2nd hot fire test of rocket for Artemis moon missions

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - NASA is planning the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. The team is targeting Thursday, Feb. 25 for the...

    Conservative leaders react to death of Rush Limbaugh

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - Conservative radio host, author, political commentator and giant in American media, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer. Limbaugh announced last year that his cancer was terminal. Limbaugh, wrote USA Today, was a...

    Dept. of Homeland Security issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a “heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.” The bulletin is set to expire...

    Biden takes office

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, inheriting what the Associated Press referred to as “a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.” “Amid a devastating pandemic and the threat of...