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William Taylor

The diplomat took notes. Then he told a story.

A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday and told a tale that added up...
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Bradley Byrne: How do you solve a problem like Syria?

Recent developments in Syria highlight the need for the United States to revisit its broader Middle Eastern policy.Early last week, I joined a small meeting of House Republicans for an update on...

Governor’s panel tours aging, understaffed prison

State officials toured a state prison that the corrections commissioner say illustrates the state’s problem with aging facilities. It also shows the state’s ongoing problems with understaffing. The Governor’s Study Group on Criminal...
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Adam J. MacLeod: Alabama’s marriage compromise follows the law and history

For just over a month now, Alabama officials have not issued marriage licenses. They instead record certificates memorializing marital contracts, signed by married couples and notarized.The law authorizing this change is a...
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William Parker and Wardine Alexander to lead Birmingham Council next 2-years

Councilor William Parker (District 4) and Councilor Wardine Alexander (District 7) were elected as the new president and pro tempore of the Birmingham City Council today at the council's regular meeting.  According to...

Donald Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

President Donald Trump enraged Democrats on Tuesday by comparing their impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist chapter in U.S. history to a process laid out...
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Birmingham City Council passes 100-block ‘health district’ smoking ban

An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It’ll go into...
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National democrats says Oct 5 bylaws ‘binding’ on Alabama party

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said state Democrats should follow their recently adopted bylaws and urged the state party chair to get on board with them. DNC Chair Tom Perez delivered...
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Donald Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal

As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a...

Public, election offices may be kept in the dark on hacks

If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and...