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Next week, the City of Tuscaloosa will remember the April 2011 tornadoes. On Monday, April 21st, an open house will be held at the Richard Curry Building to reintroduce commercial and residential loan programs, designed to revitalize tornado ravaged areas.

AL.com reports that according to the Alabama Education Association, former Gov. Bob Riley is making big money because of the Alabama Accountability Act, as he is profiting from a scholarship organization. However, Riley says he hasn’t pocketed a dime from the operation.

President Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, speaking at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House. The president says the fact that the attack came as Jews prepare to celebrate Passover and Christians prepare for Easter makes the tragedy “all the more painful.”

Pierce Brosnan says he gets a horrible feeling watching himself as James Bond, as he’s never good enough to himself.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, 51-year-old Anita Hill was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail late yesterday after shooting her son’s longtime partner 36-year-old Jamie Johnson at the Love’s Travel Center off I 20/59 Exit 100. Johnson was transported to UAB Medical-West, where he died from his injuries. Bond for Hill was set at $75,000.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced that Alabama will receive over $7,000,000 from the Department’s School Improvement Grants program to continue efforts to turn around lowest-achieving schools.

India’s Supreme Court has directed the federal and state governments to include “transgendered” asĀ  a gender identity and include transgendered people in all welfare programs for the poor.

Today is the deadline for filing 2014 income tax returns. Those filing online will have until midnight to file, but those filing by mail are advised to mail their returns early and pay attention to pick-up times at mail boxes, as the Postal Service will not extend its hours today.

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