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Morning Headlines: Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold

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Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold

Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement. With her victory in the 100-meter freestyle, she became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.The 20-year-old Manuel upset world-record holder Cate Campbell of Australia and tied with Penny Oleksiak of Canada at the Rio Games on Thursday night.

Superintendent blames tax problems for overcrowding 

Madison City School leaders say some kids are having to learn in portable classrooms because of overcrowded schools and because the city isn't getting its fair share in taxes. We spoke with the superintendent on how the system is trying to deal with this crisis. Madison City School officials say that those portable classrooms will be brought to Mill Creek Elementary sometime Friday.

Highs should push into the lower 90s with a heat index around 100°

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today with more cloud cover to the west of I-65 and more sunshine to the east. A stray rain shower is not out of the question, but most will stay dry this morning. Temperatures should warm up quickly, and you can expect another muggy day. Highs should push into the lower 90s with a heat index around 100°. Isolated storms should develop in the afternoon heat with those storms being more numerous over western AL. 

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