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Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans
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Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

Work performed this month will help answer a question residents of the area called Africatown USA are anxious to resolve: Can remnants of the slave ship Clotilda be retrieved from the water to both fill out details about their heritage and to serve as an attraction that might revitalize the place their ancestors built after emancipation?

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers
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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

McCarthy has acknowledged he spoke with Trump on Jan. 6 as Trump's supporters were beating police outside the Capitol and forcing their way into the building. But he has not shared many details. The committee requested information about his conversations with Trump "before, during and after" the riot.

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout
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Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout

The end of the manhunt left authorities trying to piece together what happened during the 11 days that elapsed after Vicky White escorted Casey White from a Florence, Alabama, jail for what she falsely claimed was a mental health evaluation.
The inmate and Vicky White appeared to have had a "jailhouse romance," Alabama authorities said last week. They were not related.

Inside the manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and jailer
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Inside the manhunt for an escaped murder suspect and jailer

Authorities scoured rural Tennessee looking for clues and showing photos of Vicky and Casey. They discovered a home with a few cars and trucks for sale on the lawn, Keely said. The homeowner instantly recognized a photo of Casey White and helped authorities piece together what had happened. He told investigators he sold White a Ford F-150 pickup truck for cash. The truck didn't have license plates, but White didn't care, the man told authorities.

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.