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2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Live updates: Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell vies for the Miss America crown

The live broadcast on ABC kicks off at 8 p.m. on ABC, but already, the audience is gathering at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The night will start with 53 contestants and will end with one woman crowned Miss America 2015.

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3 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Joe Caldwell watched nation's history unfold, unknowingly rejected Japanese officer's sword

He had been 16 when he graduated from high school in Hartselle, Alabama, and his father was already in the Army in the opening phases of World War II. "I always wanted to be a doctor, and was going to start the next semester at the University of Alabama.

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Related Topix: Hartselle, AL

7 hrs ago | The Kaleidoscope

UAB awarded $19.31 million from NIH to lead study of hypertension in pregnancy

Recently, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biostatistics was awarded a $19.31 million R01 grant by the National Institute of Health . The NIH Research Project Grant Program is the oldest grant mechanism used by the NIH.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Where Miss Alabama went to college: The school with the most winners may surprise you

Most eyes are on college football, and most of those eyes are on the University of Alabama and Auburn University, the two most successful football programs in the state. When it comes to Miss Alabama winners' alma maters, though, Alabama and Auburn rank behind several other universities in the state.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern College, Samford University, Entertainment

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: Garnet, Gold and Green

It may be an off week for the Seminoles in the land of football, but the spotlight is still hot on the garnet and gold. Florida State University alum John Thrasher -- whose resume includes stints as a lawyer, lobbyist, state Republican Party chairman and House speaker -- has made it to the Final Four in the school's search for a new president.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Florida, Florida Government, Marijuana, Penn State University Park

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Attorney: UA assault suspect denies charges that he attacked another student

The attorney for one of four University of Alabama students charged with assault says his client denies the allegations that he attacked another student. Attorney Peter Ginsburg released a statement that said his client, Nicholas "Nick" Mitrow, 18, was himself "the victim of a vicious attack" last weekend for "spending time with an SAE pledge's female friend."

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Business Journal

Study: Alabama ranks as the worst state to have a baby

A recent study from WalletHub reveals that Alabama ranks as the worst state for maternal and infant health care. The study examined each state's delivery costs, access to pediatric services and the number of child care centers per capita.

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Alabama Live

Tornado research facility at UAH nearing completion; trustees to get sneak peek Monday

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - No formal grand opening has been announced but the University of Alabama in Huntsville is preparing to unveil a much-anticipated new building on campus. UAH will provide a sneak peak of the SWIRLL building on Monday to members of the UA System Board of Trustees.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Huntsville, AL, Weather

Alabama Live

Man hides in Nick Saban's bathroom, surprises girlfriend with proposal

When Drew Clayton decided to propose to his girlfriend back in May, he stuck to a simple mantra: Go big or go home. Clayton, a Mississippi State alum, knew he wanted to do something special to surprise his now-fiancee, Kayla Posey, who was finishing up graduate school at the University of Alabama.

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Alabama Live

University of Alabama blanket leads to arrest in sex abuse case

A Glencoe man who has been arrested on sex abuse charges is the subject of an investigation that began with images discovered by Danish police. According to federal court documents, a criminal complaint has been filed against Dingler in U.S. District Court for events that happened sometime between 2011 and 2012.

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Related Topix: Glencoe, AL, Etowah County, AL

Alabama Live

In Ferguson's wake: Police, minority relations at center of UAB town hall Tuesday

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Missouri last month, representatives from the Birmingham Police Department will join professors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a town hall on police and minority relations on Tuesday. The town hall, called "Police and Minority Relations in Birmingham," is being sponsored by the UAB Department of Social Work, along with the university's African-American Studies Program, the Anthropology Department, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Kansas City Chiefs

Derrick Thomas to be Posthumously Honored

The University of Alabama, The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that they will honor Derrick Thomas with a NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on September 13th in Tuscaloosa during the game between Alabama and Southern Miss. During his time at Alabama, from 1985-88, Thomas was considered by many as one of the most dominant pass rushers in college football history.

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Alabama Live

University of Alabama graduate competing as Miss Maryland wins Miss America preliminary

Miss Alabama didn't win her preliminary competition at the Miss America Pageant on Thursday night, but another University of Alabama graduate did. Jade Kenny, who graduated from UA with a degree in sports broadcasting, won the swimsuit preliminary competition competing as Miss Maryland.

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The Orlando Sentinel

FSU Faculty Senate votes against Thrasher as presidential finalist

The Florida State University Faculty Senate, wanting the school's next president to be a distinguished scholar with higher-education leadership experience, voted 39-23 on Wednesday to oppose the inclusion of influential state Sen. John Thrasher as a finalist for the job. Meanwhile, a small group of students, rooted in the fraternity and sorority systems, started "SupportJohnThrasher.com," a website intended to counter opposition to the St. Augustine Republican.

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Related Topix: Florida State University, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities, Colorado State University, West Virginia University

Chattanoogan.com

Lynda Webber Brings Excitement To Running

No matter if you're in the woods in the middle of a long trail run or on the road just doing a short training run, this young lady keeps life hopping.

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Related Topix: Crossville, AL, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

WKRN

Alabama student attacked, suffers brain bleeding

Authorities say four University of Alabama students are facing charges after another student was attacked and badly beaten at a campus dormitory. Police said in a report that the victim suffered a seizure and was taken to the intensive care unit of DCH Regional Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed him with bleeding within his brain.

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CMSWire

The Future is Bright for the Mobile App Industry [Infographic]

Yesterday we shared Gartner's list of the top mobile application developers . The list ranks the providers Gartner feels are best at enabling IT developers to create mobile applications for customers, partners and employees.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Wilkerson to speak to Estes Park Rotary

James Wilderson, M.D., the next Larimer County coroner, will speak at the Estes Park Rotary Club during the club's regular noon meeting Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Larimer County, CO, Birmingham-Southern College

Alabama Live

University of Alabama student severely beaten in dorm assault

A University of Alabama student was sent to the ICU with a brain bleed Saturday following a four person assault in a campus dormitory, according to police documents. Graye Taten, 18, was attacked by four other students in the Presidential II dormitory around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after one suspect alleged Taten had assaulted him on a previous night.

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Cavalier Daily

Dunlap to step down in November

Dr. Nancy Dunlap announced Wednesday she plans to step down as dean of the Medical School in November. The University has appointed a search committee, led by Dr. Richard Shannon, executive vice president for health affairs, and John Simon, executive vice president and provost.

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