Alabama

U. of Alabama Reports 560 Coronavirus Positives in First Week

The University of Alabama reported more than 531 positive coronavirus tests one week after it reopened to students. Although the spike may indicate the virus’ tendency to spread in densely populated communities, experts claim that young people are unlikely to face serious health repercussions after contracting the virus.

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Jeff Sessions Calls on City to Drop Blacklist of Major Church: ‘Birmingham Will Not Become Berkeley’

Former U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions is calling on the Birmingham City Schools and the Birmingham Housing Authority to reverse its ban on Church of the Highlands, Alabama’s largest church. The Housing Authority’s commissioners recently voted to cancel its relationship with the church because the pastor “followed” and “liked” social media posts by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.

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Birmingham Govt. Cuts Partnership with Diverse Megachurch Because Pastor ‘Liked’ Posts from Charlie Kirk

The largest church in the state of Alabama has been “canceled” by the Birmingham Housing Authority because Pastor Chris Hodges follows Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk on social media and has “liked” Kirk’s Instagram posts. Donald Trump Jr. commented on the city’s actions, tweeting: “They’re canceling the pastor of the largest (and most racially diverse) church in Alabama just because he liked some of [Charlie Kirk’s] posts. Absolutely insane.” 

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