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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill
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Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all...

Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order
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Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order

By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. His plan was announced during a recorded address on the 56th...

State Health Officer: Please wear masks after April 9
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State Health Officer: Please wear masks after April 9

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s mask mandate expires April 9, but not the recommendation to wear masks, the state health officer emphasized Friday. “There is nothing magical about the date of April 9. We don’t want the public to think that’s the day we all stop taking precautions,” State Health...

Op-ed: Building a Better Criminal Justice System Together
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Op-ed: Building a Better Criminal Justice System Together

By Jeff Dunn, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections and Cam Ward, Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles As Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles (ABPP), our top priority is to ensure public safety in Alabama. No matter your...

In Selma, a different Jubilee this year
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In Selma, a different Jubilee this year

Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of those marches and "Bloody Sunday," when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965, to demand the right to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. They were met by dozens of state troopers and many were severely beaten.

Monuments bill killed; lawmaker calls colleagues racist
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Monuments bill killed; lawmaker calls colleagues racist

An Alabama legislative committee on Wednesday voted down a proposal giving counties and municipalities more flexibility in removing historical monuments, including Confederate statues. Afterward, the Democratic sponsor of the bill accused Republicans who voted against it as being racist.