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Top News Links: Monday, Feb. 22

Harper Lee laid to rest in her hometown

On a day when mockingbirds sang outside the courthouse that inspired her classic American novel, author Harper Lee was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Monroeville, a reflection of how she had lived. – Fox News

New lottery proposals coming out of Legislature

Once again, competing lottery bills have been filed in the Legislature, the latest of which varies from others by earmarking all proceeds to the General Fund. Sen. Trip Pittman’s bill would ask voters, in a referendum, whether to allow multistate lotteries such as Powerball to operate in Alabama. The money earned by the state, estimated at $40 million to $50 million annually, would be funneled into the General Fund instead of into education as previously envisioned. – Decatur Daily

Lawmaker hopes new prisons will end chronic problem

For years, state Sen. Cam Ward told everyone — reporters, fellow politicians, state agency heads — that Alabama couldn’t build its way out of its prison overcrowding problem. Ward, a Republican from Alabaster, led his fellow lawmakers last year through a sweeping overhaul of the state’s corrections systems. – Anniston Star

Motley Fool gives Alabama thumbs up for retirees

Most states impose an income tax on their residents, and many state income tax systems treat retirees the same way the federal government does, taxing much of their retirement income. Alabama, however, has several favorable provisions that treat retirees better than the IRS. – Motley Fool

Trump’s strategy aiming for March victories

Donald Trump's unorthodox bid to win the Republican presidential nomination has some distinctly traditional trappings: offices and employees across the country. Trump, the winner in two of the first three states in the presidential primary season, has long been laying the groundwork for more victories in March, when two dozen states go to the polls, new campaign finance reports show. – AP/Tuscaloosa News

Alabamian among 6 scientists honored nationally

President Obama Thursday named six NASA researchers as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 100 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony later this year in Washington. – PRNewsWire

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