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  As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 260,000 restaurant employees this summer. This comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome customers back into dining rooms with extra precautions in place.

Educators will be returning to school soon and many are concerned about their safety and the safety of their students amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the state’s strongest voice for public education, the Alabama Education Association (AEA) believes any reopening plan has to not only ensure the health and safety of all students and educators, but also prioritize long-term strategies for student learning and educational equity.

Montgomery man arrested in Thursday evening homicide

Jun 16, 2020

A suspect has been arrested in a Thursday homicide.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, Chanorous Green, 20, of Montgomery, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Amendo McKee, 18. On Thursday, police and fire medics responded to the 1100 block of Victor Tulane Circle just after 5 p.m. on reports of someone shot. Witnesses told police the person who had been shot left the scene before they’d arrived.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Monday his determination that the City of Mobile violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act by removing a historic statue previously located on public property.

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This month is National Safety Month, an initiative by the National Safety Council (NSC) to keep Americans aware of the risks all around them.

The National Safety Council observes this month every year to focus on saving lives and preventing injuries from the workplace to any place.

This year, National Safety Month looks a little different as NSC takes a different approach as the world navigates its way through the coronavirus crisis.

National Safety Council spokesperson Maureen Vogel said there’s a lot of anxiety and eagerness that we have to return to normal.

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This is the first in an ongoing series of stories following the struggle of one restaurant trying, like many, to reinvent itself in order to survive the global pandemic.

Food and drink establishments have been among the most challenging businesses to operate through the pandemic. Around the nation, many have already shut down for good, while others that reopened are now closing again because of increases in COVID-19 cases in some places.

India has now surpassed Russia to become the third country worst-affected by the coronavirus, in terms of total infections. Only the United States and Brazil have more.

On Tuesday, India's death toll from COVID-19 crossed 20,000, and its total caseload now exceeds 700,000. Both tallies are now rising at their fastest pace since the pandemic began.

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When you're a man of a certain age, not getting a haircut for a few months, the thinning hair on top starts getting wispy and blowing around, the sides stick out all crazy. It is not a good look.

And it seemed beyond the help of a YouTube haircut video. So when the stylist who cuts my hair, Vincent Cox, told me that the salon he works at was opening up, I thought — "Well, I don't know. What am I going to risk my health just for vanity?"

Local officials and public health experts warn that domestic violence is spiking in Australia as the country deals with the aftermath of catastrophic fires paired with the global pandemic.

The fires killed at least 35 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 houses in the southeastern part of the country in 2019 and early 2020, leaving thousands of Australians jobless and still in temporary housing as the coronavirus pandemic swept through with its widespread lockdowns, illness and economic pain.

I think about her when I'm getting into a strange car, or meeting a source alone. I think about her when I'm flying to a new part of the world, when I take an assignment on spec, when a story seems too good to be true. Like most reporters, I would have gotten on the submarine. That is the whole point of this job, this embattled, brittle, irreplaceable profession: the way it offers access to invisible worlds, right down to the bottom of the sea.

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