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Alabama earns No 1 overall seed in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as bracket is revealed

Alabama earns No 1 overall seed in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as bracket is revealed

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday, with the Alabama Crimson Tide earning the No. 1 overall seed. The tournament, also known as March Madness, will feature 68 teams competing for the national championship.

Alabama had a strong regular season, finishing with a 24-6 record and winning the Southeastern Conference (SEC) tournament. The Crimson Tide will face the winner of a play-in game between the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers and the Texas Southern Tigers in the first round of the tournament.

Other No. 1 seeds include the Gonzaga Bulldogs, the Michigan Wolverines, and the Baylor Bears. Gonzaga, which finished the season with a perfect 26-0 record, is considered by many to be the favorite to win the tournament.

The tournament will take place entirely in Indiana due to COVID-19 concerns, with games being played in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Teams will be required to follow strict health and safety protocols, including regular testing and quarantining when necessary.

The NCAA has also announced that a limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the tournament, with capacity limited to 25% at each venue. All fans will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is one of the most popular sporting events in the United States, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch the games. The tournament is known for its unpredictable nature, with underdogs often pulling off upsets and advancing further than expected.

In other news, the Biden administration has announced plans to send 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Mexico and Canada. The move is part of a broader effort to increase vaccine distribution globally and strengthen ties with U.S. neighbors.

The White House announced that 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine would be sent to Mexico, while 1.5 million doses of the same vaccine would be sent to Canada. The AstraZeneca vaccine has not yet been authorized for use in the United States, but has been approved for use in both Mexico and Canada.

The announcement comes as the Biden administration has faced criticism for not doing enough to help other countries access vaccines. The United States has secured enough doses to vaccinate its entire population, while many other countries are still struggling to obtain enough vaccines to protect their citizens.

Finally, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Deb Haaland as the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, will serve as Secretary of the Interior, overseeing the management of the country's natural resources and public lands.

Haaland's confirmation was highly anticipated and faced opposition from some Republicans who criticized her support for progressive policies like the Green New Deal. However, she was ultimately confirmed by a vote of 51-40, with four Republicans voting in favor of her nomination.

Haaland's confirmation is seen as a historic moment for Native Americans, who have long been underrepresented in U.S. politics. Her appointment is also significant given the Interior Department's role in managing the country's public lands, which are considered sacred by many Native American tribes

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday, with the Alabama Crimson Tide earning the No. 1 overall seed. The tournament, also known as March Madness, will feature 68 teams competing for the national championship.

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