UPDATE: Crews fully remove Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park, Mayor Woodfin receives death threats

Soon after a 7 p.m. curfew went into effect in the city of Birmingham Monday night, demolition crews arrived at the 52-foot-tall Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park and began work to remove the structure from where it stood since 1905.

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The calmer night came as many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in New York and Washington ordering people off streets while it was still daylight.
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Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops after election officials dramatically reduced the number of in-person voting sites to minimize the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

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City of Birmingham designates a park for demonstrations and vigils, sets possible end to curfew

W.C. Patton Park is the designated zone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for permitted demonstrations and vigils.
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Widely seen bystander video showing Floyd’s May 25 death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world.

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Police working to ID suspect in armed robbery at B’ham pharmacy

George Floyd honored in mural in downtown Birmingham

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  Esper says no military for protests as standby troops leave

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.

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  Former Bama standout Marcell Dareus to host drive-through mobile food pantry

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Wilson said he had been pushing to get the data out, but because of HIPAA laws it took a while to get clearance to release some of the information.
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More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence.

  The Alabama and Lyric Theatres among more than a dozen businesses damaged in downtown Birmingham Sunday night

Walmart on Highway 150 closed early

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