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CDC Shortens Its COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines for people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Now, instead of the standard 14-day quarantine it has been recommending, the CDC says that potential exposure warrants a quarantine of 10 or seven days, depending on one's test results and symptoms. If individuals do not develop symptoms, they need only quarantine for 10 days; if they test negative, that period can be reduced to just one...

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On this edition of WJAB's " Yo! Just Checkin In" host Marcus Sims goes one on one with AAMU graduate Rashad Rayford! "Rashad the Poet" is a musician, poet, actor, writer and public speaker. Rashad had the opportunity to work with such artists as Fantasia, Dwele, Big Boi (Outkast) and many others. Rashad recently launched his online series "Nashville Dads Club" Find out what's happening with this Bulldog on "Yo! Just Checkin In"

AAMU Public Relations - Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University President, Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., announces his retirement during the Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting held Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The announcement comes after more than 11 years of service to the institution. President Hugine will remain in leadership over the next year through December 31, 2021.  

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The land is currently empty, but the landscape of Alabama A&M University will soon change. The University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, November 19, 2020 for a new event center. This development is located just off North Memorial Parkway next to our very own Louis Crews Stadium. This structure will not only be used for university events but, for community events as well. Its expected completion date is 2022. 

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The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Alabama A&M University was held virtually Tuesday, November 17, at 5 p.m.   The online program is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the AAMU Bulldog Pride Committee.

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Join the Rosa Parks Day Committee of Huntsville/Madison County Sunday, December 6th, 4:00 p.m. on Facebook Live to celebrate the life of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks and honor our 2020 Catalyst for Change Award recipients.

Senator Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. Danielle McGuire, author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, will also participate for a Q&A interview.

The International Awareness and Involvement Committee of Central North Alabama Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a World AIDS Day Virtual Concert, while we “Rock the Ribbon Together”. This event will take place via Zoom & Facebook Live on December 5, 2020, 5:00pm.

*Masks are required and Social distancing will be enforced. For more information and to register for FREE tickets, visit

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ReleasedOffice of the Mayor, City of HuntsvilleOctober 20, 2020 It is with deep sadness that Mayor Tommy Battle announces the death of his wife and best friend, Eula Catherine Sammons Battle.Eula was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on Sept. 29, 1955, to Dr. Robert A. Sammons and his wife, Calvert Sammons.

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South Korea's capital recorded its highest-ever number of new coronavirus cases, 291, on Thursday, while nationwide there were 629 cases — the largest total in nine months. Amid criticism of the government's recent handling of the pandemic, it is considering tightening public health restrictions.

That criticism — that the government has been too timid in tacking the current third-wave of infections — follows international praise for South Korea's aggressive response to the initial outbreak in February.

Houston police said they rescued 26 people from a human smuggling operation Thursday after discovering them in a home located less than a five minute's walk from an elementary school.

Police said they were alerted to the scene after they received a report of a man running down a street yelling that he had been kidnapped.

When officers arrived, the man said nearly 30 others were being held hostage in a nearby house.

Authorities in Bangladesh are pushing ahead with the relocation of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns raised by human rights groups and the United Nations.

On Thursday, the first group of about 1,500 Rohingya were placed aboard several navy vessels heading toward to Bhashan Char, located about 120 miles south of the capital, Dhaka.

A few years ago, filmmaker Liam Barker was at work on the film that would become his 2015 documentary Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho.

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