Debbie Elliott

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Former Presidents And Others Attend The Funeral For Rep. John Lewis

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.

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Mourners Gather For For The Funeral Of Congressman John Lewis

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.

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John Lewis, Sharecroppers' Son, Is Given A Heroes Sendoff In Alabama

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.

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Late John Lewis' Final Trip Across The Edmund Pettus Bridge

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.

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DOJ: Alabama Prisons For Men Are Unconstitutional Because Staff Abuse Inmates

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.

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Florida Closes Iconic Apalachicola Oyster Fishery

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.

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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Never Gave Up Or Gave In

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."

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Runoff Election

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.

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Sessions Fights For His Political Life As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

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.

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In Alabama, A City Debates How To Depict Its Past In The Present

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.

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Mississippi Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Design From State Flag

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.

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Mississippi's House And Senate Vote To Remove Confederate Insignia From State Flag

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.

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While COVID-19 Stats Rise In Some States, Cases Drop In Others

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.

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5 Years After Charleston Church Massacre, What Have We Learned?

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,

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Five Years After Charleston Church Shooting, America Reckons With Racial Injustice

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.

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Protests Are Bringing Down Confederate Monuments Around The South

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.

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'One Alligator Apart': Pandemic Puts New Business Models On The Menu For Restaurants

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.

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As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Restaurants Rethink Their Business Model

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.

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Alabama Boutique Owner On Reopening: 'I Don't Know What To Expect'

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."

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The South's Handling Of Coronavirus Could Be 'A Macabre Game Of Whack-A-Mole'

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.

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