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Posted Friday, February 24, 2017 by WLRH News

AVE is a fairly new vocal group in Huntsville. This Sunday (2/26) they'll be performing at 3 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The program features choral works by Thomas Tallis, Eric Whitacre, Morton Lauridsen and local composer Susan Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher, pianist Kathy Heim and Andy Kruspe from St. Thomas chatted with Ginny Kennedy about the upcoming performance and what's to come for the vocal ensemble.

  • Members of Malaysia's hazardous materials team conduct a decontamination operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday.

    Posted Sunday, February 26, 2017 by NPR News

    The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.

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It's still winter, but Arts Huntsville is getting ready to Spring into Summer with a showcase this Saturday (2/25) at the U. S.

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Police talk to a woman at the scene where a vehicle slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans on Saturday.

An apparent drunk driver careened into spectators at one of Mardi Gras' biggest parades Saturday. "We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening," New Orleans' mayor said.

Federal conflict-of-interest laws require officials like commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross (right) to divest holdings, but President Trump is not covered by those requirements.

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

Dr. Joel Funari performs some 300 tooth extractions annually at his private practice in Devon, Pa.. He's part of a group of dentists reassessing opioid prescribing guidelines in the state.

After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.

Even after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, there have been efforts to pass a religious freedom bill. LGBTQ rights advocates believe lawmakers anticipate support from the Trump administration.

The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.

North Carolina has a law banning sex offenders from social media. The state says sex offenders use sites to find future child victims. The court will decide if this is constitutional.

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