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Over 100 pedigreed cats and household pets will compete in the North Alabama Feline Fanciers cat show this weekend at the Jaycee’s Building on Airport road. The show runs from 9 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday, June 23rd and from 9 AM to 1 PM Sunday June 24th. Proceeds will benefit Challenger’s House a no-kill cat shelter. Susan Burlingame, one of the co-founders of Challenger’s house talked with Ginny Kennedy about the shelter and what you might see at the cat show. More information is on the Challenger’s House Facebook page.

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Sara Netanyahu is accused of ordering some $100,000 worth of food and having the government pick up the tab, despite having a cook on staff at her home.

White nationalists and their allies are set to gather on the anniversary of last year's "Unite the Right" rally. The National Park Service approved an application for a rally near the White House.

Koko fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language and her ability to interact with humans. She also gave people a glimpse of her emotions.

VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.

The factory that makes wire mesh used in the majority of North American lobster traps says steel tariffs will spike the cost of their product, and lobstermen will bear the brunt of the higher prices.

Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a 7.3 pound baby girl in an Auckland hospital. Her pregnancy sparked a national conversation about working mothers.

The land used to be within the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. President Trump slashed the protected acreage by nearly half last year.

The president ended a policy that sent children to government-run facilities away from their parents, but critics say he created new problems, and kids already held may be there indefinitely.

After a monthlong investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz has been cleared by MIT to continue teaching there next year.

The tournament so far has been full of surprises, with Senegal and Japan emerging as fan favorites. Here are a few stories we're following.

The right-wing parliament made it illegal for organizations and individuals to help asylum-seekers. A separate constitutional amendment declared an "alien population" can't be settled in the country.

Though the federal government is changing its policy of separating immigrant children and parents, some children who were detained may suffer ongoing health consequences from the trauma.

American Airlines, United and Frontier issued statements Wednesday asking that authorities refrain from using their flights for a controversial immigration policy that the president later walked back.

The reports from the border this week sent a collective shudder through many Japanese American communities around the country.

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