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Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve

A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that “life is precious” in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. Continue reading

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Man convicted in 4 killings set for execution in Alabama

A man convicted of murder in a quadruple killing after a dispute over a pickup truck is set to be executed in Alabama. Continue reading

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Funeral for 1963 bombing victim’s dad, Chris McNair, to be held in church where she died

The funeral for one of the first black members of the Alabama Legislature will be held in the same church where his daughter died in a racist bombing in 1963, his family said Friday. Continue reading

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Father of bombing victim set for church where she died

The funeral for one of the first black members of the Alabama Legislature will be held in the same church where his daughter died in a racist bombing in 1963. Continue reading

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Florida residents want Trump to see post-hurricane suffering

Residents in parts of the Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael seven months ago hope President Donald Trump gets a glimpse of the continued suffering in the region when he arrives for a campaign rally this week. Continue reading

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Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. Continue reading

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Heart of Dixie? Alabama presenting diversity in bicentennial

In 1961, Alabama marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War with white women dressed in hoop skirts parading through a coliseum and a re-enactment of the inauguration of the Confederate president at the state Capitol. Continue reading

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Too late: Leaders planned shelter before killer twister hit

Leaders in this rural Alabama area began working on a community storm shelter months ago, selecting a potential site and meeting to consider how many people might need protection. Continue reading

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Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president

An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists. Continue reading

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Descendants from last US slave ship gathering in Alabama

The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Continue reading

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Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man

Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer. Continue reading

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Exam: Black man killed by officer shot 3 times in back

An autopsy shows that a black man killed by an Alabama police officer responding to gunfire in a crowded shopping mall was struck three times in the back side of his body, the man’s family said Monday. Continue reading

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Police refuse to release video of mall shooting of black man

An autopsy shows that a black man killed by an Alabama police officer responding to gunfire in a crowded shopping mall was struck three times in the back side of his body, the man’s family said Monday. Continue reading

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Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white

The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall said Tuesday that she believes her son would still be alive had he been white. Continue reading

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Hurricane-tossed Gulf Coast braces for more rain, wind

Powerful storms are expected to continue Friday through a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Michael. Continue reading

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Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Continue reading

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Evacuate or not? Some gamble on staying despite Michael

Timothy Thomas isn’t budging from his home on Ocean View Drive, even though it’s directly in the path of Hurricane Michael. Continue reading

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Mississippi man pleads guilty in 5 Alabama slayings

A Mississippi man charged with using an ax and a rifle to kill five people in rural Alabama has pleaded guilty to capital murder, court records show. Continue reading

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Away, away: Alabama high school won’t play ‘Dixie’ any more

The fight over Confederate symbolism has landed in an Alabama town where education leaders have banned the high school marching band from playing “Dixie” as the fight song. Continue reading

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Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Continue reading

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