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This Saturday, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and Huntsville Community Chorus team up to share their love for one of the world’s greatest composers. We Heart Mozart features two monumental works – the symphony number 41 and the Mass in C minor. Conductor Gregory Vajda and Choirmaster Billy Orton dropped by to chat with Ginny Kennedy about this concert and contemplate what makes Mozart so phenomenal. More information about the Huntsville Symphony is at www.hso.org. You can learn more about the Huntsville Community Chorus at www.thechorus.org.

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The State Department spokesperson says "it is in the best interest of my family to withdraw." In the two months since her nomination was announced, Nauert's credentials have been questioned.

The fund is reducing awards as it faces a surge in claims before the fund's 2020 expiration date.

Ganz portrayed more than 100 film roles starting when he was 19. His most notable were as an angel in Wings of Desire and Adolf Hitler in Downfall.

Shooter Gary Montez Martin, 45, wasn't legally allowed to own a gun, police say. But he never complied with a demand to relinquish his firearms.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for a speech that critiqued U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Pence defended U.S. global leadership.

Theodore McCarrick rose to power as a cardinal and archbishop of Washington, D.C. He became the most senior Catholic Church official in modern times to lose clerical status.

Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.

The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market — albeit not as quickly as environmental activists might like.

Also in this week's education roundup, a new study suggest that a high-crime neighborhood can have an effect on student attendance.

Does Trump have the constitutional power to ignore a congressional vote that did not provide him all the money he wanted for a Southern border wall? That issue could be decided by the Supreme Court.

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

The parent company of the Hartford, Conn., newspaper has agreed to recognize a new union representing nearly 60 journalists. The move comes just four days after they petitioned to unionize.

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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