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Friday, April 16, 2021

    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...

    Trump impeached for 2nd time

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by what authorities are calling a mob of Trump loyalists. Trump faces a single charge of...

    USDA seeks applications for Rural Energy for America Program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand recently invited applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements, conduct energy audits and provide development assistance. The funding is...

    Jones, Shelby on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court Monday night, filling the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The United States Senate confirmed Barrett by a vote of 52-48. Here's what Alabama's two senators, Democrat Doug...

    Go, Dragon, go! First crewed space launch from American soil since 2011

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Private spaceflight developer SpaceX and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday afternoon launched two astronauts on a test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon space vehicle lifted by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, the first time since the...