The Morning Cram [this could change everything edition]
From NPR: Scientists believe a little girl from Mississippi born with HIV has been cured of the infection. She's the first child and only the second person in the world known to have been cured since the virus touched off a global pandemic nearly 32 years ago.
Kentucky: Governor Steve Beshear will be in Fulton at 2 this afternoon to make an economic development announcement. Health care professionals and government officials from across Kentucky are trying to address the large number of babies in the state who die in their first year of life. Army medical officials are set to open a renovated women’s health clinic today at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Calloway County officials will conduct this year’s statewide tornado safety drill tomorrow morning at 9:07. Kentucky House lawmakers are set to review their redistricting bill in committee. The Murray State men’s basketball team ended their regular season with an 84 to 68 loss to Southeast Missouri State Saturday. The Graves County Eagles beat the Calloway County Lakers 63 to 50 in the Region One Boys’ Basketball Championship yesterday.
Tennessee: Legislation requiring incoming students at Tennessee public higher education institutions to show proof of immunization against meningitis is expected to be on the Senate floor today. Before a Tennessee House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she termed fringe groups to make major changes to the measure.
Illinois: Harrisburg, Illinois has another memorial in place dedicated to the eight people killed by a tornado that ripped though the community a year ago.