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Judge weighs request to block Alabama transgender law
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Judge weighs request to block Alabama transgender law

The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act will make it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for doctors and others to provide the medications to transgender people under age 19. The U.S. Department of Justice and four families with transgender children filed a lawsuit challenging the law as discriminatory, an unconstitutional violation of equal protection and free speech rights and an intrusion into family medical decisions.

UA law school honors Fred Gray
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UA law school honors Fred Gray

Gray, 91, once helped represent Vivian Malone Jones and James Hood in their attempt to desegregate the university, where they enrolled as the first Black students in 1963 after then-Gov. George C. Wallace staged his "stand in the schoolhouse door" against integration.

Alabama’s new transgender law faces federal test
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Alabama’s new transgender law faces federal test

The Alabama attorney general's office, in defending the law, has argued that the treatments are motivated by ideology and that the science is unsettled. "If the court enjoins this act, Alabama children face irreversible damage from unproven, sterilizing, and permanently scarring medical interventions pushed by ideological interest groups," lawyers for the state wrote.

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Possible twister flattens store in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado flattened a downtown store and ripped the front off a metal building across Mobile Bay early Friday, and forecasters said more storms could hit an area stretching from south Alabama to coastal Virginia. Violent winds ripped open a Family Dollar store in a heavily populated neighborhood in Mobile...

Jail official visited inmate in prison months before escape
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Jail official visited inmate in prison months before escape

A nationwide manhunt is ongoing for Casey White, who was awaiting trial on a capital murder case, and Vicky White, the assistant director of corrections for the jail in Lauderdale County, after the pair disappeared Friday. Singleton said the ongoing contact stretched back two years and that Vicky White's actions, such as selling her house recently and purchasing an apparent getaway car, indicated there was advance planning.

SEC, Pac-12 leaders to push for NIL law in DC
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SEC, Pac-12 leaders to push for NIL law in DC

The commissioners of two of the five wealthiest conferences want to lay out the negative ramifications on college sports and athletes if the status quo remains unchanged when it comes to NIL compensation. They also plan to present a framework for a possible solution.