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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday; Mo Brooks...

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The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday...

Montgomery police chief resigns; mayor says change needed

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Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley has resigned after more than six years, with the mayor saying change was needed. The departure of Finley,...

For Black Voters Matter, the goal is greater community power

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LaTosha Brown opened with a song. Speaking about voting rights one recent spring day in Selma, Alabama, the Black activist delivered the civil...

Joe Biden’s declaration: America’s democracy ‘is rising anew’

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President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night that “America is rising anew” as he called for an expansion of federal programs to drive...

Database will track officer complaints, disciplinary action

Alabama will create a database to track disciplinary actions and excessive force complaints against law enforcement officers, a measure aimed at weeding...

Merrick Garland announces sweeping police probe after George Floyd verdict

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The Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after a former officer was convicted in the killing...

Senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

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Two Alabama state senators say they want to divert part of a statewide property tax tied to the legacy of the Confederacy...

Protest bill approved, even with objections

Alabama lawmakers approved a bill — filed after the tumultuous summer protests — to stiffen penalties for participating in riots and traffic-blocking...

House committee advances protest bill after changes

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a revised bill that would stiffen penalties for participating in a riot or demonstrations that block traffic,...

Alabama protest bill draws criticism, gets delayed

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday delayed action on an anti-riot bill that would stiffen penalties for participating in “tumultuous” protests that pose a...

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