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Alabama: State of the United States of America
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.

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Pitcher Miranda Elish taken to hospital after throw hits her in face in Texas-Alabama game

Texas softball pitcher Miranda Elish was taken to the hospital after catcher Mary Iakopo's forceout attempt hit her in face, but she is doing well.
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Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the..
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Alabama Lawmakers May Create More Obstacles For Same-Sex Marriage [Video]Alabama Lawmakers May Create More Obstacles For Same-Sex Marriage

Alabama recently passed a law eliminating nearly all abortions in the state. According to the Huffington Post, now the state is looking at a law that would hurt same-sex marriage. Existing law requires..

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Groups Sue Over Alabama Abortion Law [Video]Groups Sue Over Alabama Abortion Law

According to Reuters, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions. The lawsuit is one of several the groups..

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama Over Abortion Ban [Video]ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama Over Abortion Ban

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing..

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Protesters rally against new state abortion bans [Video]Protesters rally against new state abortion bans

U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the Supreme Court while others protested across the country on Tuesday to protest new..

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes No Action In Indiana Abortion Cases [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Takes No Action In Indiana Abortion Cases

According to Reuters, on Monday The U.S. Supreme Court took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure..

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U.N. Calls On U.S. To Ensure Safe Access To Abortions, Citing Recent Legislation [Video]U.N. Calls On U.S. To Ensure Safe Access To Abortions, Citing Recent Legislation

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the United Nations human rights office called on the United States to ensure that women have access to safe abortion, claiming that recent bans lead to..

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Disaster Relief Package Coming Right Up [Video]Disaster Relief Package Coming Right Up

On Monday Senate Appropriations Chairman Republican Richard Shelby is giving in on his demand to add a key provision to the long-stalled disaster aid bill, potentially clearing the way for passage..

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Deontay Wilder's Devastating Right Hand Gave Him A First-Round Knockout Against Dominic Breazeale [Video]Deontay Wilder's Devastating Right Hand Gave Him A First-Round Knockout Against Dominic Breazeale

According to a report by Deadspin, Deontay Wilder landed a ferocious right hand to knock out his opponent Dominic Breazeale inside of the first round. The short one-two combination landed right on..

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Alabama's Not The Only State That's Attacking Abortion Rights [Video]Alabama's Not The Only State That's Attacking Abortion Rights

This week, Alabama passed into law a near-total ban on abortion, which sent shockwaves of disbelief around the world. The law doesn’t make any exceptions for rape or incest, which means women in..

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Just Days After Alabama, Missouri Passes Restrictive Abortion BIll [Video]Just Days After Alabama, Missouri Passes Restrictive Abortion BIll

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Missouri lawmakers passed a bill that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, just days after Alabama enacted the most..

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Missouri passes restrictive abortion law [Video]Missouri passes restrictive abortion law

Missouri House lawmakers passed a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Opinion: Alabama's 'Pro-Life' Governor A Hypocrite [Video]Opinion: Alabama's 'Pro-Life' Governor A Hypocrite

(CNN)Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law an extreme abortion ban, citing "Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God." She..

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More Abortion Bans Coming To States Across The U.S. [Video]More Abortion Bans Coming To States Across The U.S.

The spring of 2019 has seen an unprecedented surge in Republican-led states passing near-total bans on most abortions. Business Insider reports that in April and May alone, the governors of Ohio,..

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Elizabeth Warren Introduces A Plan To Protect Access To Abortion [Video]Elizabeth Warren Introduces A Plan To Protect Access To Abortion

According to Business Insider, Elizabeth Warren just introduced a plan to protect abortion access even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Warren wants Congress to codify the protections of Roe v. Wade into..

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Missouri Reading Restrictive Abortion Bill [Video]Missouri Reading Restrictive Abortion Bill

On Friday, Missouri House lawmakers are expected to pass a bill to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception. Reuters reports that this bill comes after Alabama's 6-week abortion ban bill...

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill Yo Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks [Video]Missouri Senate Passes Bill Yo Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks

According to Reuters, Missouri’s Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies. The vote came..

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Conservative Activists Seek To Take Roe V Wade Back To The Supreme Court [Video]Conservative Activists Seek To Take Roe V Wade Back To The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade makes state bans on abortion unenforceable and unconstitutional. But conservative activists and lawmakers hope to use the bans as a strategy to overturn the 1973..

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Rabbis Slam New Abortion Law As Forced-Birth Mentality, Nazi Philosophy [Video]Rabbis Slam New Abortion Law As Forced-Birth Mentality, Nazi Philosophy

Alabama's newly-passed abortion ban includes text comparing abortion to a host of unrelated issues... ...Like the Holocaust, Stalin's gulags, China's "Great Leap Forward," and Khmer Rouge's Cambodian..

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'Extremists' have 'no right' to choose: Gillibrand [Video]'Extremists' have 'no right' to choose: Gillibrand

After Alabama moved to ban nearly all abortions, Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday told supporters in Atlanta that "extremists" have "no right" to influence intimate and..

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Abortion Rights Activists Fight New Abortion Law In Alabama [Video]Abortion Rights Activists Fight New Abortion Law In Alabama

Conservatives in Alabama are taking a stand against the 1973 ruling of Roe v Wade. Alabama’s governor Kay Ivey signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state. The abortion law applies to..

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Anti-Abortion Bill Into Law [Video]Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Anti-Abortion Bill Into Law

According to a report by CNN Politics, on Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. Ivey, a..

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Governor Of Alabama Signs Abortion Ban Law [Video]Governor Of Alabama Signs Abortion Ban Law

On Wednesday Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. Reuters reports that this is the latest bid by political conservatives..

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Less Than 15% Of Americans Back Abortion Policies As Extreme As What Passed In Alabama [Video]Less Than 15% Of Americans Back Abortion Policies As Extreme As What Passed In Alabama

Alabama's legislature just passed a law making it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama — punishable by up to 99 years in prison — and banning abortion in cases of rape and..

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Alabama's Anti-abortion Bill Was Written By An Unelected Activist [Video]Alabama's Anti-abortion Bill Was Written By An Unelected Activist

According to Business Insider, Alabama's anti-abortion bill was written by an unelected activist who has been trying to ban the procedure for 30 years. The activist is Eric Johnston, an attorney and..

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Federal lawsuit filed to block Ala. abortion ban

Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. (May 24)
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ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit to block Alabama abortion ban

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have filed a lawsuit challenging Alabama's near-total ban on abortion, which the governor signed last week.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Lawsuit filed against Alabama's near-total abortion ban

The legislation would ban nearly all abortions in the state
CBS News - Published

Abortion rights groups sue to block Alabama's near-total ban

The near-total abortion ban in Alabama is scheduled to go into effect in November, but Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing to block it.
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New state abortion laws threatening Roe v. Wade framework could ruin 2020 for Democrats

Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio's abortion laws threaten to undo Roe v. Wade and drag Democrats down in 2020 elections, giving Donald Trump the advantage.
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Grassroots in Alabama: An emerging women's movement

CBSN Originals traces the beginnings of a new women's movement in the American South.
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Last known slave ship to arrive in U.S. discovered in Alabama

Researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified near Mobile after..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'Extraordinary archaeological find': Last known US slave ship found in Alabama

The Clotilda, the last known slave ship to come to the United States, has been found nearly 160 years after its illegal voyage to Alabama.
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Wreckage discovered of last known ship to bring slaves to America

The Clotilda sailed for less than half a year in 1860 but illegally transported 110 enslaved people from Benin, Africa to Mobile, Alabama
CBS News - Published

Trump differs from Alabama on near-total abortion ban

President Trump suggested Alabama's near-total ban on abortion is too restrictive, as White House officials warn similar laws could energize Democratic voters ahead of the 2020 election. CBS News legal..
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Airing 'Arthur' gay wedding would be a 'violation of trust,' Alabama TV station says

Alabama Public Television opted not to air a recent episode of the children's show "Arthur" depicting a gay wedding, according to reports.
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Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at the state capitol

Demonstrators march to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!”
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Revitalizing Montgomery as It Embraces Its Past

Two cultural projects that examine the Alabama city’s role in the civil rights movement are drawing throngs of visitors and encouraging a surge of downtown construction.
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Alabama public TV refuses to air "Arthur" episode with gay wedding

The episode had people talking across the country – but kids in Alabama never saw it
CBS News - Published

Trump breaks with Alabama abortion law

President Trump has distanced himself from Alabama's strict new abortion law, saying there should be exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That puts Mr. Trump at odds with some..
CBS News - Published

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama?

In the On Politics newsletter: The president and some allies are distancing themselves from the Alabama abortion ban, worried that the law goes beyond what voters support.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer

A man sought for the shooting death of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and the wounding of two others was arrested without incident early on Monday after a brief manhunt that had the community on..
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AP Top Stories May 20

Here's the latest for Monday May 20th: Trump warns Iran not to threaten U.S.; Swedish prosecutor wants Julian Assange detained; Demonstrators march against Alabama abortion ban; Louisiana governor..
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U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Alabama police officer killed, two wounded in shooting; manhunt for Grady Wilkes underway

A manhunt was underway Monday in Alabama for a man accused of shooting three police officers in the college town of Auburn.
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One Alabama officer dead, another critical, manhunt underway for shooter

A manhunt was underway early Monday after an Alabama police officer was shot and killed, another critically wounded and a third injured at a trailer home park, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban the..
Reuters - Published

'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest

Alabama Gov. Kay signed the near-total ban Wednesday, a day after lawmakers  declined to add exceptions into the ban for cases of rape or incest.
USATODAY.com - Published

Manhunt after several cops shot in Alabama trailer park

At least one reportedly dead and two said to be wounded, one critically; state issues Emergency BLUE Alert for suspect Grady Wilkes
CBS News - Published

Trump tweet on abortion aims to tone down debate

A senior White House official said the president likely wouldn't have signed the Alabama law if he were governor
CBS News - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump seemed to suggest the Alabma law might have gone too far.
USATODAY.com - Published

1 dead, 8 injured in shooting at alcohol-fueled high school graduation party, police say

Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead.
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RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says she personally opposes portions of Alabama's abortion law

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she believes there should have been exceptions for rape or incest in Alabama's new law.
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Abortion still legal in Alabama, Georgia despite new laws

After a flurry of new legislation, women in Georgia and Alabama aren't sure what's still legal in their state
CBS News - Published

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion.
Reuters - Published

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Struggling. Will Abortion Rights Be Her Rallying Cry?

The New York senator is mired near the bottom of most polls but hopes to jump-start her campaign and fund-raising as she aggressively criticizes anti-abortion laws in Alabama and other states.
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Tomi Lahren shares surprising view on Alabama abortion law

Lahren claimed she was wrongfully fired in 2017 for voicing her support for abortion rights
CBS News - Published

Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks

Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states..
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Executions carried out in Alabama and Tennessee

Don Johnson in Tennessee and Michael Brandon Samra in Alabama both received lethal injections Thursday night for separate crimes
CBS News - Published

Alabama executes Michael Brandon Samra in state's second lethal injection of 2019

When asked if he had any final words, Michael Brandon Samra prayed.
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Alabama executes man convicted of 1997 quadruple murder

A 42-year-old man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, more than 20 years after he was convicted along with his friend of killing the friend's father, the father's fiancée and her two children after a..
Reuters - Published

In Alabama, Opposition to Abortion Runs Deep

Even before the near-total ban that Alabama’s governor signed late Wednesday, only three clinics remained in the state. The state is aiming for zero.
NYTimes.com - Published

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy..
Reuters - Published

Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones calls state's new restrictive abortion law 'shameful'

Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who is up for re-election, slammed his state's new restrictive abortion law, calling it "shameful and callous.''
USATODAY.com - Published

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