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  House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.

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  Liberty Theatre needs community support to preserve legacy in Columbus

  Former Columbus Mayor Tomlinson reports over $520k raised in first months of Senate campaign

  Former Opelika High School Bulldog hoping to lead USC Gamecocks to a winning season

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Puerto Rican family displaced from Hurricane Maria opens specialty coffee shop in Columbus

A specialty coffee shop in Columbus bringing in bold flavors from Latin American and Africa is now open in Old Town.
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  American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Trump says it's the latest "hostile" action by Iran. He's calling on other countries to condemn what he says are Iran's attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.

  EXCLUSIVE: Columbus Veterans Affairs Clinic construction delayed

Auburn University’s $4.5 million separation agreement gains national attention

  Georgia mom advocates for more truck safety regulations on Capitol Hill

Authorities search woods for men suspected of crashing stolen car in Russell County

  Man beaten, stabbed, escapes trunk of car after LaGrange robbery plan fails

  WATCH: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety holds joint press conference on Operation Southern Shield

  MCSD optimistic about transportation for upcoming school year

  Key witnesses take the stand in Deonn Carter murder trial

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Virginia church’s sign reads ‘America: Love or leave it’

Church founder and pastor E.W. Lucas said his remarks were intended to be a commentary on politics and he’s received a lot of favorable feedback.

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  Former Opelika High School Bulldog hoping to lead USC Gamecocks to a winning season

Kirby Smart says he knows how to beat Alabama

After two tough losses to Alabama, Georgia head coached Kirby Smart joked Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Hoover how he’s going to finally beat the Crimson Tide.

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  Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

  All animals safely moved out of Lee County shelter after power issue

  UPDATE: Columbus woman accused of shooting bystander on 18th Avenue pleads not guilty

  Operation Southern Shield targeting speeders in five states, including Ga. and Ala.

  Convicted felons to benefit from new law that removes job barriers

In one example of the red tape a new Alabama law seeks to cut, convicted felons cannot have a cosmetology license even though they are taught cosmetology in prison.
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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein should remain behind bars in New York City because he has the means to flee and is a danger to the public.

  Harris Co. man reportedly shot, killed by sister’s boyfriend in weekend homicide

  Columbus teens gear up for International Slam Poetry Festival in Las Vegas

  60-year-old man fatally shot in Harris County, authorities investigating

One seriously injured, one dead in Lake Wedowee boating accident