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Friday, July 31, 2020
Hundreds of people turned out in Atlanta to say a final goodbye to Congressman John Lewis. He was remembered as a kind and gentle man who spent his life fighting to make positive change.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Mourners gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for the funeral of Rep. John Lewis. He was laid to rest after six days of mourning in Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Georgia.
Monday, July 27, 2020
People from across Alabama turned out to honor the life of Congressman John Lewis. He was born in Alabama and many of his most important civil rights moments happened in the state.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
The body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. It was a poignant moment at a hallowed place as the country honors the life of the civil rights icon.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The U.S. Justice Department says there are unconstitutional conditions in Alabama's prison system. The government alleges guards use excessive force on men incarcerated in the state's prisons.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approves a five-year ban on harvesting wild oysters from Apalachicola Bay to give the fishery time to recover from drought and other pressures.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
The longtime Georgia congressman died Friday of pancreatic cancer. Lewis, who devoted his life to activism and the civil rights movement, was known as "the conscience of the Congress."
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Jeff Sessions made his last political stand in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff Tuesday, losing to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, a political newcomer endorsed by President Trump.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. His former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions' Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
When the city of Mobile, Ala., took down a statue of a Confederate naval officer it sparked a conversation about what the statue meant, and how the city's Confederate history should be portrayed.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Mississippi's legislature voted Sunday to remove the Confederate insignia from the state's flag. Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign the measure into law soon.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Florida and Alabama are seeing rapid increases in coronavirus cases, which experts link to the states' reopening dates. But Michigan's case numbers are dropping — meaning schools can reopen this fall.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
In 2015, a white supremacist murdered nine worshippers at a historic African American church in South Carolina. The heinous tragedy prompted a racial reckoning that has lessons for today,
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
It's been five years since a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C. The racial reckoning it prompted holds lessons for today's outcry over police brutality.
Monday, June 08, 2020
New attention from people protesting police brutality and racial injustice is changing the way cities and campuses in the American South regard symbols of white supremacy.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
A coalition of independent restaurants is calling on Congress for an industry-specific fund. Chefs and owners are struggling to figure out how they can reopen and turn a profit amid the pandemic.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
A coalition of independent restaurants is calling on Congress for an industry-specific bailout. Chefs and owners are struggling to figure how they can reopen and turn a profit amid a pandemic.
Saturday, May 02, 2020
As states re-open economies, small businesses try to figure out how to do it safely amid the pandemic. But entrepreneur Jo Hood of Jane Loves Shoes says, "Any business would be better than none."
Friday, April 24, 2020
Underlying issues such as poverty and chronic disease make the South particularly vulnerable. The region is also at high risk for natural disasters at a time when emergency resources are stretched.