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Alabama: State in the Deep South region of the United States
Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.


Prisoners reveal life at 'horrid' Alabama prisons: 'They're making you worse here'

Though at the center of Alabama's deteriorating prison system, incarcerated individuals are rarely heard. These are their stories.
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Steven Reed, first African-American mayor of Montgomery, hopes MLK Jr. is "proud"

Steven Reed made history Tuesday when he was sworn in as the first African-American mayor to lead Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Jericka Duncan spoke..
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Videos for Alabama

Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama [Video]Trump gets warm welcome in Alabama

A video shared on social media by an attendee shows crowds cheering and a "Four more years!" chant can be heard as President Donald Trump attends a University of Alabama versus Louisiana State football..

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"Four more years!" Trump is greeted at Alabama football game [Video]"Four more years!" Trump is greeted at Alabama football game

The U.S. President and First Lady attended the LSU - Alabama NCAA game. Video credit: Austin Stukins

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Michael Bloomberg To File For Democratic Primary [Video]Michael Bloomberg To File For Democratic Primary

Bloomberg said in March that he had decided against running for president in 2020. The New York Times, which first reported the expected Alabama filing, reports Bloomberg has been privately weighing a..

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Sessions To Run For Senate In Alabama [Video]Sessions To Run For Senate In Alabama

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will run for his old Senate seat in Alabama. According to Politico, there are several Republicans running against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. Jones came into..

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Sessions plans to run for his former Senate seat [Video]Sessions plans to run for his former Senate seat

The former attorney general Jeff Sessions plans to announce his run on Thursday for his former U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Back In, Sessions? Former AG To Announce Senate Bid [Video]Back In, Sessions? Former AG To Announce Senate Bid

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce on Thursday he is running next year. Reuters reports Sessions is seeking to regain his old U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. In 2016, Sessions was the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Alabama's capital elects its first black mayor [Video]Alabama's capital elects its first black mayor

Montgomery, the capital of the southern U.S. state of Alabama, known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement for its 1950s bus boycotts over segregated seating, has elected the first black mayor..

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Maguire confirmed whistleblower could testify freely [Video]Maguire confirmed whistleblower could testify freely

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Thursday gave the House Intelligence Committee his assurance that once security clearances are given to the whistleblower's counsel that the..

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Deadly Arctic blast brings 30 inches of snow to Michigan and 30-degree temps to Florida

It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama and parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out a foot of snow. Blame an Arctic air mass.
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Reward increased for missing Alabama toddler

The reward is growing in the case of a missing 3-year-old Alabama girl. It's up to $33,000 in the search for Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney.
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Video shows Kamille McKinney before disappearance

There is a critical new clue in the disappearance of a 3-year-old girl from Alabama. Police hope a newly released surveillance video helps lead them to her. Michelle Miller reports.
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Remains found in Alabama during search for 5-year-old Florida girl

The team looking for Taylor Rose Williams found a body, according to a statement ​issued by police in Demopolis, Alabama
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Bloomberg files paperwork in Arkansas to get on the primary ballot

Bloomberg has also filed to get on the primary ballot in Alabama, but has not filed in any early primary states
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Mother becomes person of interest in 5-year-old's disappearance

Search for Taylor Williams, who was reported missing in Florida five days ago, has now expanded to Alabama, police said Monday
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Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as record-breaking cold sweeps nation

A wintry weather pattern was rolling across a wide swath of the nation, threatening to break hundreds of records and a freeze as far south as Alabama.
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LSU is new No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll after Alabama victory, while Minnesota joins top 10

LSU has taken the No. 1 spot in the Amway Coaches Poll after beating then-No. 1 Alabama. Minnesota moved in the top 10 after beating Penn State.
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Man Charged in Slashing of ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon, Police Say

Protesters displayed the balloon of a giant baby Donald Trump during the president’s visit to a football game in Alabama.
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LSU coach Ed Orgeron tells team in speech after Alabama win 'This is our house now'

LSU coach Ed Orgeron made an emphatic statement after the Tigers beat No. 1 Alabama on the road, saying "This is our house from now on."
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Joe Burrow leads way as No. 2 LSU defeats No. 1 Alabama to take stranglehold on SEC West

No. 2 LSU beat No. 1 Alabama in a matchup of the top-ranked teams in college football behind the play of quarterback Joe Burrow.
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Trump leaves WH, slams continued 'witch hunt'

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the "Republicans have never been so united" and that the "witch hunt continues" as he left the White House with First Lady Melania Trump to travel to..
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Michael Bloomberg qualifies for Democratic primary ballot in Alabama

The billionaire filed paperwork on Friday to run in March's Democratic primary.
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USA TODAY staff predictions for No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 LSU showdown

Alabama and LSU meet in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown that will have College Football Playoff and Heisman implications. USA TODAY staff picks the games.
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Michael Bloomberg to file Alabama paperwork today

This is the first concrete signal that Bloomberg is on the verge of launching a presidential campaign
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Michael Bloomberg to File Paperwork for 2020 Presidential Primary

Advisers to the former New York City mayor say he will submit paperwork on Friday afternoon to enter the 2020 presidential primary in Alabama, the first state with a filing deadline.
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Sessions, an Alabama icon, running for US Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. (Nov. 8)  
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Jeff Sessions to run for former Senate seat in Alabama

Sean Sullivan, CBSN political contributor and National politics reporter for the Washington Post, joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the news of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the..
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Bloomberg taking steps to enter 2020 Democratic presidential race

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking steps to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. Bloomberg, 77, has dispatched aides to Alabama to file paperwork in the state to run as..
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions running for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is poised to run for his longtime Senate seat in Alabama, challenging Senator Doug Jones, who is considered the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Sessions mounts a comeback bid for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is poised to launch a comeback bid for his old Alabama U.S. Senate seat on Thursday
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Before Trump visit, Alabama's Nick Saban shares presidential stories, like Bill Clinton napping on his couch

Alabama coach Nick Saban has spent time with several U.S. presidents over the years, and he shared some memories ahead of Donald Trump's visit.
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Shelby says Congress loses in a shutdown and "we kind of look silly"

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, is the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how to end the government shutdown.
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Jones: "Put some teeth" back in the Voting Rights Act

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, "Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights."
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Bowl projections: Alabama-LSU game will clear up picture in College Football Playoff race

The College Football Playoff race and the bowl projections for the postseason will become clearer after Alabama and LSU meet on Saturday in Tuscaloosa
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Donald Trump to attend Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa

President Donald Trump will the matchup between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU when the teams meet Saturday in Tuscaloosa.
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Foul play suspected in case of missing UFC fighter's stepdaughter

Police in Alabama believe there's evidence that a missing college student is a victim of foul play. Aniah Haley Blanchard is the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter. Omar Villafranca has the latest.
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Mother asks public for help in case of missing college student

Blanchard was last seen on surveillance video walking into a store in Alabama
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Kirsten Gillibrand says she would get rid of detention system for immigrants

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins moderator Margaret Brennan to talk about the anti-abortion law passed in Alabama and the Trump administration's immigration policies.
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A four-year-old superhero

By day, Austin Perine is a mild-mannered four-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama. But once a week, he turns into this alter ego: a superhero set on feeding as many homeless people as possible. Steve..
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The folk art of Bill Traylor

Born into slavery around 1853 in rural Alabama, Bill Traylor worked as a sharecropper for nearly five decades after the Civil War and Emancipation. But in his 80s, without work and homeless in..
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Harper Lee and her true crime story

For years the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and a best friend of "In Cold Blood" author Truman Capote, had researched and written a true-crime novel based on a series of deaths in Alabama, for..
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Company's coming

Eleanor Baker, a widow, was sitting alone at Brad's Barbeque in Oxford, Alabama, when she was approached by three young men, in a meeting she told Steve Hartman had to have been arranged by the..
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Inside the memorial to victims of lynching

Oprah Winfrey reports on the Alabama memorial dedicated to thousands of African-American men, women and children lynched over a 70-year period following the Civil War.
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The sculpture of slavery

The man behind the new lynching memorial in Alabama says to understand lynching, you have to understand slavery.
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2020 Democrats speak out against Alabama abortion bill

Democrats running for president in 2020 are coming out against Alabama's restrictive abortion bill. The measure would virtually outlaw the procedure, without exceptions for rape and incest. CBSN..
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Former NBA, Alabama player Jim Farmer faces human trafficking charge in Tennessee

Jim Farmer, who played six seasons in the NBA and was a University of Alabama standout, was arrested on human trafficking charge in Tennessee.
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Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion ban from being enforced

A federal judge blocked Alabama on Tuesday from enforcing the strictest abortion laws in the country, which were due to come into effect next month and would ban all abortions unless a mother's health..
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Alabama Abortion Ban Is Blocked by a Federal Judge

The Alabama law, which would have forbidden abortions in almost every instance, was scheduled to take effect on Nov. 15.
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LSU up to No. 2 behind Alabama in Amway Coaches poll as Oklahoma, Notre Dame tumble

LSU is now No. 2 in the Amway Coaches Poll behind Alabama, while Oklahoma and Notre Dame both tumbled after losses on the road.
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Football Four: As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, Alabama and LSU ready for showdown

As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, the SEC dreams of getting two teams into College Football Playoff. Out West, Oregon and Utah climb back in.
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Birmingham couple charged with murder after abducted 3-year-old's body found in dumpster

An Alabama couple have been charged with capital murder in the suffocation death of 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney who was found in a dumpster
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Remains of Kamille McKinney, 3, Found in Alabama, Police Say

The discovery of the toddler, known as Cupcake, came 10 days after she went missing from a birthday party, the police said. A man and a woman in custody face kidnapping and capital murder charges.
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Body of missing Alabama girl found; 2 in custody

Birmingham, Alabama investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people with murder, police said..
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What's in a name?

At a small university near Birmingham, Alabama, Steve Hartman found a big guy: 6'8", 310-pound senior offensive lineman George Grimwade, a dominating force on the Samford Bulldog football team, who..
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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa knocked out of game vs. Tennessee with apparent ankle injury

Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered an apparent ankle injury in the second quarter against Tennessee.
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