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Politics Nov 04Alabama approves bid to cut racist phrases from state’s Constitution
Voters in the majority white, conservative state rejected similar proposals twice since 2000. But this measure passed with 67% of the votes on Tuesday.
Nation Sep 17After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers
Coastal residents, meanwhile, looked to begin the recovery from a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped roofs off buildings, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person.
Nation Sep 15Hurricane Sally slows, gathering a deluge for the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Nation Sep 14LIVE MAP: Track Hurricane Sally’s path
Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding.
Nation Jul 28Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic
Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, including a dozen who went on to become astronauts or cosmonauts, said Tuesday it’s in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Jul 18As virus surges in some US states, emergency rooms swamped
In Texas, Dr. Alison Haddock of the Baylor College of Medicine said the current situation is worse than after Hurricane Harvey, which swamped Houston with floodwaters in 2017. The state reported a new daily record for virus deaths Friday and more than…
Nation Jun 02Confederate monuments targeted by protests come down
Live video recorded overnight shows crews worked into the early morning hours dismantling the top portion of the obelisk in pieces. It comes about a day after protesters tried to remove the monument themselves during a protest over police brutality,…
Nation Jun 01Officers criticized for use of force at protests about police brutality
Some action has been directed against people smashing windows, breaking into stores and burning cars, but many find other instances more difficult to understand — like the elderly man knocked over by police as he walked with a cane on…
Nation May 23Alabama coronavirus outlook worsening amid state reopening
With Alabama's coronavirus caseload worsening while casinos, churches and more reopen, the state's most recognizable person had some stern words about bringing COVID-19 under control.
Economy May 05In clamor to reopen, many African Americans feel their safety is ignored
Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health and their rights just don't seem to matter.