Terminally Ill Man Calls to Confess to 1995 Murder, Alabama Police Say

Johnny Dwight Whited admitted that he shot Christopher Alvin Dailey in the head on April 26, 1995, in Decatur, Ala., the authorities said.

#alabama, #johnny-dwight-whited, #morgan-county-ala, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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On a Summer Night in Selma, an Eerie Carnival Comes to Town

In this original short story, a 1950 Alabama lawn party is disrupted by night riders. Terror reigns until an altogether unearthly figure arrives.

#alabama, #black-people, #selma-ala, #travel-and-vacations

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In Alabama, Poverty and the Coronavirus Are a Double Blow

Before she died of Covid-19, Pamela Rush opened her home to show the world what poverty looks like.

#alabama, #black-people, #income-inequality, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #poverty, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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The Supreme Court’s Attack on Alabama Voters With Disabilities

The Supreme Court’s ruling to restrict access to voting last week is a reminder of the importance of disability rights laws for protecting the civil rights of all Americans.

#alabama, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #disabilities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us

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Supreme Court Bars Curbside Voting in Alabama

After a state election official banned the practice, a federal trial judge allowed, but did not require, counties to offer it in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

#alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sotomayor-sonia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Nick Saban Made It to Alabama’s Kickoff on Saturday

Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #tests-medical, #university-of-alabama

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Nick Saban Is Being Tested for the Virus. The Runaway Train of College Football Keeps Rolling.

As games are postponed and coronavirus outbreaks spike on campuses, nothing seems capable of stopping the juggernaut, regardless of the consequences.

#alabama, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #saban-nick, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-florida

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Tommy Tuberville’s Financial Fumbles

Mr. Tuberville, the former football coach and Alabama Senate candidate, is leading Senator Doug Jones in the polls. But his financial record raises questions.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #jones-doug-1954, #philanthropy, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In a Small Alabama Town, Suddenly All Politics Is National

The race for mayor in Montevallo used to be low-key and nonpartisan. In the Trump era, one candidate learned the hard way that’s no longer the case.

#alabama, #black-people, #elections-mayors, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Gary Pettus Dies at 70; Used Skills ‘To Bless the Lives of People’

Mr. Pettus built a plumbing and heating business from scratch and grabbed opportunities to be a mentor and relief worker with his church. He died of Covid-19.

#alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #mormons-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints, #pettus-gary-1950-2020

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Gulf States Brace for Hurricane Delta

The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency, while some parishes in Louisiana are under mandatory evacuation orders.

#alabama, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-delta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-hurricane-center, #texas, #weather

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I’m a Liberal in Alabama. Here’s What It’s Like Campaigning for Doug Jones.

As a liberal in the Deep South, I am in the minority, but I persist.

#alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #jones-doug-1954, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Victim in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks State Restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her right eye at age 12 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four Black girls, including her sister.

#16th-street-baptist-church-birmingham-ala, #alabama, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #compensatory-damages, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #ivey-kay, #ku-klux-klan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #rudolph-sarah-collins

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Wildfires and Hurricane Sally: How to Help

With fires on the West Coast and floods on the Gulf Coast, relief organizations are providing meals and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#alabama, #american-red-cross, #california, #charity-navigator, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #oregon, #philanthropy, #washington-state, #wildfires

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After Hurricane Sally, a Waterlogged Gulf Coast Takes Stock

The Florida Panhandle was hit with an unexpected intensity, and many were just beginning to reckon with the damage left behind.

#alabama, #florida, #hurricane-sally-2020

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Hurricane Sally Slams the Florida Panhandle With Deluge of Rain

The sluggish storm veered east and intensified before making landfall near the Alabama and Florida state line. Residents and officials said they were not anticipating a direct hit.

#alabama, #floods, #florida-panhandle, #gulf-shores-ala, #hurricane-sally-2020, #pensacola-fla, #rescues, #wind

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates

Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds over 105 m.p.h. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring “catastrophic” flooding.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-sally-2020, #mississippi, #rain, #wind

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Hurricane Sally Is a Slow-Moving Threat. Climate Change Might Be Why.

Scientists say that climate change, which has also contributed to the wildfires on the West Coast, helped intensify a storm that is unleashing a deluge in Mississippi and Alabama.

#alabama, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-sally-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi

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Tropical Storm Sally Barrels Toward the Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous flooding to areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #ocean-springs-miss, #rain, #wind

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‘Or I Will Stab You Right Now’: A Family’s Prison Extortion Nightmare

While serving time, Ryan Rust was beaten, stabbed and threatened with hot oil if his relatives didn’t pay up. After disturbing calls and texts, they bought guns for protection.

#alabama, #cellular-telephones, #extortion-and-blackmail, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rust-ryan

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

#alabama, #arizona, #army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #conscientious-objectors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #georgia, #medal-of-honor-us, #medicine-and-health, #national-guard, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #reserves-military, #tennessee, #texas, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilators-medical, #virginia

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Alabama Is Reopening Universities Its Own Way. Now Comes the Test.

The state is betting its robust student testing and technology program will be enough to hinder campus outbreaks of the virus.

#alabama, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #education, #ivey-kay, #medicine-and-health, #mobile-applications, #science-and-technology, #university-of-alabama

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She Was in a Grueling 340-Mile Race. Then Came a Highway, and an S.U.V.

Kim McCoy lost her leg in a horrific accident during an ultramarathon across the Deep South. After 270 miles, should runners have had to cross a four-lane highway?

#alabama, #amputation, #gary-cantrell, #huntsville-ala, #kim-mccoy, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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Birmingham-based Help Lightning raises $8 million for its remote training and support tools

In the four years since Help Lightning first began pitching its services out of its Birmingham, Ala. headquarters, the company has managed to sign up 100 customers including some large Fortune 500 companies like Cox Communications, Siemens, and Boston Scientific.

Now, with an additional $8 million in financing from Resolve Growth Partners, the company is hoping to expand its sales and marketing efforts and continue to refine its product.

The technology was initially invented by Bart Guthrie, a neurosurgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who wanted a way to improve telepresence technologies so he could assist with remote surgeries.

What Guthrie developed was a technology that could merge video streams to that experts could remotely monitor, manage, and assist in everything from service repairs to surgery.

“Think of it as a video call on steroids,” says Gary York, the company’s chief executive officer. A serial entrepreneur, York was brought on board by Guthrie to help commercialize the technology four years ago.

The technology works on any android or iOS device and is accessed through a mobile browser. The company now boasts over 100 customers including Cox, Canon, Unisys, and Boston Scientific. And its usage has soared since the advent of the pandemic, according to York.

“We saw call volume quadruple,” he said.

For instance, Cox Communications uses the technology to provide virtual trouble shooting to replace in-home service visits for customers. At Siemens, service technicians who fix medical imaging and lab diagnostic equipment can use the Help Lightning to link up with experts to troubleshoot fixes in real time. York would not comment on pricing, but said that the company provides custom quotes based on usage.

“After evaluating the virtual expertise software market for over a year, our diligence is clear that Help Lightning has built a highly differentiated solution that is valued by its customers” said Jit Sinha, co-founder and Managing Director from Resolve, in a statement earlier this week. “Help Lightning has a tremendous opportunity to power the success of this rapidly emerging market. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Gary York and his talented team.”

 

#alabama, #android, #articles, #canon, #chief-executive-officer, #companies, #cox-communications, #medical-imaging, #real-time, #serial-entrepreneur, #siemens, #tc, #telecommunications, #teleconferencing, #telepresence, #unisys

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4 Guards Charged in Inmate’s Beating at Alabama Prison

The charges, which include civil rights violations and obstruction of justice, stem from an assault at the Bibb Correctional Facility in 2018, prosecutors said.

#alabama, #barr-william-p, #bibb-correctional-facility, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #justice-department, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners

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Routine Beatings of Inmates in Alabama Prisons Go Ignored, U.S. Says

A report released by the Justice Department found that corrections officers frequently used excessive force and violated prisoners’ constitutional rights.

#alabama, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #ivey-kay, #justice-department, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #southern-poverty-law-center

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When John Lewis Cosplayed at Comic-Con as His Younger Self

For several years, Mr. Lewis would lead a group of children in a march across the San Diego Convention Center.

#alabama, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #comic-books-and-strips, #comic-con-conventions, #graphic-novels, #lewis-john-r, #selma-ala

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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.

#alabama, #atlanta-ga, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lewis-john-r, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #selma-ala

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A More Liberal Supreme Court? Not When It Comes to Voting Rights

In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.

#absentee-voting, #alabama, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ex-convicts, #florida, #roberts-john-g-jr, #shelby-county-ala, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #twenty-sixth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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My Small Alabama Town, Masked and Unmasked

This is a nice place to live in ordinary times. But these are not ordinary times.

#alabama, #auburn-ala, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks

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In Alabama, Can Doug Jones Fend Off Tommy Tuberville and Trump?

Mr. Tuberville, the Republicans’ new Senate nominee, will most likely repeat the same pro-Trump strategy he used to beat Jeff Sessions in the primary.

#alabama, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #jones-doug-1954, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy

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Why Sessions’ Campaigning in Alabama Couldn’t Overcome Trump

He beat back tears. He said he let his family down. He declared of politics, “This chapter of my life is closed.” But he would not criticize his former boss, and even said President Trump could win in November.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy

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Primary Elections in Alabama, Texas and Maine: Live Updates

In today’s voting, Jeff Sessions is hoping to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, and other key races are taking place in Texas and Maine.

#alabama, #collins-susan-m, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #gideon-sara-1971, #maine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Senate Race Between Sessions, Tuberville Most Negative in the Country

Neither candidate has aired a positive ad since February in a campaign where both candidates are trying to appeal to the brand of politics popularized by President Trump.

#alabama, #club-for-growth, #elections-senate, #political-advertising, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #tuberville-tommy

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Biden vs. Trump 2020 Live Updates: Trump Talks Up Tuberville as Alabama Votes

Jeff Sessions hopes to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, while primary and runoff elections are taking place in Texas and Maine. Joe Biden is releasing a new clean energy plan.

#alabama, #collins-susan-m, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #gideon-sara-1971, #maine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Election Poll Updates in Alabama, Maine and Texas Primary and Runoffs

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

#alabama, #collins-susan-m, #elections-senate, #jones-doug-1954, #maine, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #state-legislatures, #texas

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What Time Do Polls Close in Alabama, Maine and Texas?

Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump’s hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

#alabama, #collins-susan-m, #elections-senate, #jones-doug-1954, #maine, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #state-legislatures, #texas

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Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama’s G.O.P. Senate Runoff

Mr. Sessions, the former attorney general and current Trump adversary, and Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, will face voters on Tuesday.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sessions Faces Final Word by Alabama Voters After Years of Trump Scorn

Tuesday’s runoff election for Senate may finally settle Jeff Sessions’ yearslong standoff with President Trump, as Republicans referee between a native son and a president they admire.

#alabama, #elections-senate, #jones-doug-1954, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.

#alabama, #alaska, #american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #boise-idaho, #california, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #florida, #georgia, #hawaii, #idaho, #illinois, #indiana, #iowa, #kansas, #louisiana, #maine, #massachusetts, #miami-dade-county-fla, #mississippi, #nevada, #new-england-states-us, #north-carolina, #pennsylvania, #rhode-island, #south-carolina, #states-us, #tennessee, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #utah, #vermont, #wisconsin

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A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.

#alabama, #auburn-university, #elections-senate, #endorsements, #football-college, #frauds-and-swindling, #hedge-funds, #republican-party, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #stroud-john-david, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #tuberville-tommy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Splitting 5-4, Supreme Court Grants Alabama’s Request to Restore Voting Restrictions

State officials had asked the court to block a lower court’s order that eased photo ID and witness requirements for absentee voting during the pandemic.

#absentee-voting, #alabama, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #identification-devices, #supreme-court-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

#alabama, #commerce-department, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #inspectors-general, #jacobs-neil, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Fall of Jeff Sessions, and What Came After

The former attorney general is fighting for his political life in Alabama’s Senate race, in the shadow of a president who still despises him.

#alabama, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #presidential-election-of-2016, #republican-party, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After 7 Are Killed in Alabama, Two Men Are Arrested in Oregon

The men are awaiting extradition to Alabama on capital murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths this month of four men and three women in a house outside Huntsville.

#alabama, #extradition, #frederic-rogers, #john-michael-legg, #marion-ala, #morgan-county-ala, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oregon, #salem-ore

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NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace’s Garage

Wallace, the only black driver in the motor sports giant’s top tier, said it was “a painful reminder of how much further we have to go.”

#alabama, #automobile-racing, #black-people, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #television, #wallace-darrell-jr, #whites

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The Walls of the Church Couldn’t Keep the Trump Era Out

The young pastor wasn’t sure his congregation would like what he had to say and had no idea where it would lead all of them. He found himself at a crossroads of God, Alabama and Donald Trump.

#alabama, #christians-and-christianity, #cooperative-baptist-fellowship, #flynt-wayne-1940, #presidential-election-of-2020, #religion-state-relations, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j

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NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Ban Faces a Test in Alabama

Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway will come after a black, Alabama-born driver took on a stubborn ritual of racing and Southern culture.

#alabama, #automobile-racing, #black-people, #confederate-states-of-america, #discrimination, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #talladega-superspeedway, #wallace-darrell-jr

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Supreme Court Stays Execution of Texas Inmate Over Issue of Spiritual Adviser

Ruben Gutierrez’s lawyers argued that he had the right to have a Christian chaplain present during his execution.

#alabama, #capital-punishment, #chaplains, #clergy, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #freedom-of-religion, #gutierrez-ruben-inmate, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-patrick-henry-jr, #paxton-ken, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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Over 2,000 Black People Were Lynched From 1865 to 1877, Study Finds

The Equal Justice Initiative has documented a rate of killing in the period following the Civil War that was far higher than the decades that followed.

#alabama, #black-people, #equal-justice-initiative, #race-and-ethnicity, #reconstruction-era, #stevenson-bryan-a-1959

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