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Alabama’s capital removes Confederate names from 2 schools

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Two high schools in Alabama’s capital, a hub of the civil rights movement, will no longer bear the names of Confederate leaders.

Court upholds judges’ removal for racist, sexist comments

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The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a decision removing a probate judge from office who was accused of racist and sexually inappropriate...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

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Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But...

Suit claims city trying to limit Confederate statue protests

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An organization that has staged dozens of protests against a Confederate monument in north Alabama filed suit, contending the city of Florence...

Major issues to be decided in session’s final days

Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday with a number of large issues to be decided in the closing days of the...

Joe Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

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Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script Tuesday when it came...

Alabama House approves controversial anti-riot legislation

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The Alabama House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday that would create a new definition of a riot and provide tougher penalties for...

Alabama House delays vote on riot legislation

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The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday night delayed a vote on legislation that would create a new definition of riot and...

Alabama riot bill heads under criticism toward a House vote

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A divided committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would mandate jail time for participating in a riot which the bill defines as...

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge in George Floyd’s death

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Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first...

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