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A memorial service will be held today for Special Agent Dan Alfin, who was killed while serving a search warrant in Florida. Alfin and fellow agent Laura Schwartzenberger, who were both fatally shot at an apartment complex, devoted their careers to investigating crimes against children.


The town of Palm Beach, Florida, is holding a council meeting Tuesday to review the use of Mar-a-Lago as former President Donald Trump’s permanent home. When he turned the private residence into a social club, he had agreed with the town to limit his stays there, and some residents say he’s violating that agreement.

Opening arguments begin Tuesday in the Senate impeachment trial against Trump. Senators will vote whether to convict or acquit him after the House swiftly impeached him last month on a charge he incited an insurrection at the US Capitol. No final decisions have been made on how hard to pursue his testimony or issue a subpoena. 

Alabama inmate Willie Smith, 51, is set to die Thursday by lethal injection in Atmore. Smith was sentenced to death for the October 1991 abduction, robbery, and murder of Sharma Ruth Johnson, 22, in Birmingham. 


A hearing is scheduled Thursday in the Britney Spears conservatorship case. The singer’s financial affairs have been monitored by a judge since early 2008, when she exhibited bizarre public behavior. Jodi Montgomery, her care manager since 2019, is now her temporary conservator.  

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Remake of an old classic 
From that stately old British gent in the 1980s to a couple of Denzel Washington movies, “The Equalizer” is getting a new look (again) with Queen Latifah answering the call. It premieres after the Super Bowl on CBS. 

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February is Black History Month, and every day we’re highlighting Black pioneers in American history. Learn more here. 


Josh Gibson, baseball player, 1911-1947 


Although racism and fate kept him from the major leagues, Josh Gibson was one of the most dominant sluggers in baseball history. He was such a fearsome hitter, many fans called him the “Black Babe Ruth.” Some who saw both play even called Ruth the “White Josh Gibson.”

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