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Posted Friday, December 2, 2016 by WLRH News

It's been called the “Oscars of Teaching” and this year Horizon sixth-grade teacher Amara Alexander was Alabama’s winner of the prestigious Milken Educator Award. She was recognized for her commitment to her students, colleagues and the community. Ms. Alexander took a few minutes away from the classroom to talk with Ginny Kennedy about her surprise win, and what inspires and invigorates her teaching.

  • A view of the Oceti Sakowin camp, north of the Cannonball River, where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

    Posted Sunday, December 4, 2016 by NPR News

    The decision essentially halts the construction of the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and it also comes as protests at the site continued to grow.

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Members of the Huntsville Master Chorale visited the WLRH studio to speak with Morning Blend host Judy Watters about their upcoming holiday concert

On December 9th and December 15th, Huntsville folks will be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday concert prepared especially for them by the U.S.

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Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer (L) and his rival Alexander Van der Bellen attend a post-selection TV talk with in Vienna on Dec. 4, 2016. Austrian far-right candidate Norbert Hofer on Sunday congratulated his opponent in presidential elections after projections indicated that he had lost.

Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the conservative Freedom Party. Had Hofer won he would have become the first far-right president in Western Europe since World War II.

Crowds line the street leading to Santa Ifigenia cemetery as they wait at sunrise for the funeral procession carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba, Sunday.

Fidel Castro was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, known as the launching site for the Cuban Revolution. Castro's younger brother Raul delivered the final homage.

A collapsed roof and debris slowed down the recovery efforts of firefighters on Dec. 3 following a fire that killed at least 30 people at a warehouse in Oakland, Calif.

An Oakland fire official described the search through the building cluttered with debris and a collapsed roof as "a long and arduous process."

Emmie de Wit, who usually works in a Biosafety Level 4 Lab, spent time in less secure labs in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Above, she prepares to test Ebola patient blood samples.

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite health coverage it has brought to many of his constituents.

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.

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