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On This Day In Alabama History: Richard Arrington Jr. Was Born

On This Day In Alabama History: Richard Arrington Jr. Was Born

| October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 19, 1934: Richard Arrington Jr., the first African-American mayor of Birmingham, was born in Livingston.

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Amazon Second HQ Bid Ignites Frenzy From Bethlehem To Birmingham

Amazon Second HQ Bid Ignites Frenzy From Bethlehem To Birmingham

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:03 am

Don Cunningham was in a meeting in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office when a colleague texted: “Amazon is looking for a new location. Let’s get it.” This wasn’t just any new location, but a second headquarters.

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Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers A Fuel Economy Headache

Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers A Fuel Economy Headache

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:02 am

Judging from General Motors Co.’s test cars and Elon Musk’s predictions, the world is headed toward a future that’s both driverless and all-electric. In reality, autonomy and battery power could end up being at odds.

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Neato! Customized Flavored Snacks

Neato! Customized Flavored Snacks

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:01 am

Sometimes you just want an extra flavor on top of your popcorn or other foods that need a punch. Maybe it’s a taste you already love with another snack like potato chips.

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On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

On This Day In Alabama History: The Battle Of Mabila Took Place

| October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 am

October 18, 1540: Hernando de Soto’s Spaniards and Chief Tascaluza’s Mabila Indians met in the Battle of Mabila, the largest battle ever fought between Indians and whites on North American soil.

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