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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three million dollars have poured into the Alabama lieutenant governor's race as four candidates vie for a statewide position with limited responsibilities other than succeeding the governor. In the Republican primary, Alabama Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is running against two state legislators: Rep. Will Ainsworth from Guntersville and Sen. Rusty Glover from Mobile. The Republican nominee will face Democrat Will Boyd from Mobile.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - President Donald J. Trump has named Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum as chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development. Board members are primarily from universities and provide advice on U.S. international assistance efforts on areas such as global food security and world hunger.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say one person has been injured after running a vehicle into a brick wall at a restaurant in Birmingham. Birmingham Police Lt. Peter Williston told WBRC-TV the driver had a medical issue that caused the wreck at Chick-Fil-A on Saturday night. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It includes a museum that tells the story of race from slavery to mass incarceration. Relatives can see the memorial in advance, and Josephine Bolling McCall is anxious for the preview. Her father is included as the victim of a lynching in Alabama in 1947.

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