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Posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by WLRH News

Challenger's House is a no-kill cat shelter in Toney, Alabama. June 24th and 25th, the International Cat Association will hold a cat show at the Huntsville Jaycees building on Airport Road to benefit the shelter. The show will feature exotic purebreds and household pets. Susan Burlingame, one of the founders of Challenger's House tells us more about the shelter and what we can expect at the cat show. More information about this and other cat shows is at www.tica.org.

  • The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility's death chamber has been unused since January 2014, when executions in the state were put on hold after problems putting an inmate to death.

    Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by NPR News

    It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote. A lower court had halted executions. The judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam.

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WLRH's Beth Norwood was super happy to talk to Evan Billiter, Susan Kircher, and Microwave Dave Gallaher about the upcoming celebration to benefit

David Brown of the Huntsville Chamber Music Guild dropped by the WLRH studios to talk with Judy Watters about the history of the Van Cliburn Compet

The musical “Ragtime” opens June 16th at the Lee High School Theatre.

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Boaty McBoatface undergoes preparations last year in Birkenhead, England. By the assessment of the British Antarctic Survey, Boaty discharged its duties on its inaugural voyage surpassingly well.

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday it will adopt new policies to better protect its athletes from abuse. Steve Penny, the organization's former president and CEO, is seen here in 2011.

The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing body's pledge to do better isn't enough.

The Trump administration is expected to outline how it will implement its modified travel ban on people from six majority-Muslim nations.

The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's lifting of stays blocking the executive order.

Nurses give the oral polio vaccine to a Syrian child in a refugee camp in Turkey. The oral polio vaccine used throughout most of the developing world contains a form of the virus that has been weakened in the laboratory. But it's still a live virus.<em></em>

So far this year, there have been only six cases of wild polio — and 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio, most of them in Syria.

Michael Bond sits with a Paddington Bear toy in 2008. Bond died Tuesday, according to his publisher, nearly six decades after his beloved character first appeared in print.

"Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform" — and readers first met Paddington with those words in 1958. Bond, who died Tuesday, turned that bear into an unforgettable friend.

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