Alabama is set Thursday night to execute an inmate who says he wants to die. Michael Wayne Eggers is set to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Live updates will be added at the top of this story throughout Thursday afternoon and evening as his former attorneys are asking the nation's highest court to halt the execution.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office argued in filings submitted yesterday to the U.S. Supreme Court that tomorrow's scheduled execution should proceed. The nation's highest court is yet to rule as to whether they will stay Michael Wayne Eggers' execution, which is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Petitions for a writ of certiorari and for a stay of execution were filed earlier this week by one of Eggers' former attorneys with the Federal Public Defenders Office, John Palombi.
Dozens of Huffman High School students walked out of class Thursday morning to participate in National School Walkout Day. Students across the country participated in the event by leaving class at 10 a.m. and standing in silence for 17 minutes to honor the 14 students and three faculty killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting last month. Huffman students, however, added an extra minute to their silence in honor of Courtlin Arrington.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".