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Alabama events mark 1619 slavery anniversary
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Alabama events mark 1619 slavery anniversary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Events in Alabama on Sunday will mark the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans being brought to colonial America. Communities across the nation are marking a “Day of Healing” recognizing the 400 years since the arrival of slaves to colonial Jamestown, Virginia. Africatown, a community formed by freed slaves after the Civil...

Prison construction proposal inches forward
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Prison construction proposal inches forward

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is inching forward with a plan to build three new prisons. The Alabama Department of Corrections on Monday will open company responses to a “request for qualifications” from firms interested in building the proposed new prisons. A spokeswoman for Gov. Kay Ivey said the state will release the names of...

ALGOP to consider delegate selection change
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ALGOP to consider delegate selection change

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News When Alabama Republicans meet Saturday for their annual summer meeting, party members will consider whether to change the way delegates for presidential candidates are decided. Currently, delegates are elected by voters during the GOP primary leading up to a presidential election. The proposed bylaw would instead give the authority...

US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq
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US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq lost month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel’s years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.