‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Most Churches Are Taking the Coronavirus Seriously

Pastors who ignore coronavirus restrictions grab headlines. But most are being very careful about worship during the pandemic.

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