Debbie Elliott

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Charlottesville Community Gathers To Remember Heather Heyer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Family, friends and co-workers gathered to remember Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed a group of counter-protesters after a violent white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

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Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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Charlottesville Mourns Deaths Of Counterprotester, 2 State Police Officers

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The state of Virginia is rethinking how it issues permits for demonstrations following the deadly violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. And, local police are defending their response.

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Charlottesville Suspect Denied Bail After First Court Appearance

Monday, August 14, 2017

The man accused of using his car to ram into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend appeared in court Monday. It's the latest development in the town after a white supremacist rally and counter-protest.

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Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Alabama GOP Senate Candidates Campaign To Be Trump's Ally In Congress

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The top three contenders in the crowded Republican primary include an incumbent nicknamed "Big Luther" Strange, the so-called Ten Commandments judge and a congressman who happily courts controversy.

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In Alabama, A Raucous Race To Fill Jeff Sessions' Senate Seat

Friday, July 28, 2017

As speculation abounds over Attorney General Jeff Session's future, a crowded field of contenders are jockeying for position ahead of the Aug. 15 GOP primary in Alabama to choose his successor.

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

Friday, July 07, 2017

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated. A Trump administration deal to extend the recreational season has prompted cheers – and concerns.

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Congressman Retracts Auschwitz Video And Apologizes, After Criticism

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Rep. Clay Higgins seemed to be using the Auschwitz video to make the case for a stronger military and homeland resolve. The Auschwitz Memorial slammed the video, saying the site is "not a stage."

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Gunman Who Ambushed Baton Rouge Officers Searched For Police Home Addresses

Friday, June 30, 2017

A report following a nearly year-long investigation says the gunman also posted videos urging violence against police before he killed three officers and wounded three, and was himself shot to death.

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Death Penalty Dispute Makes Its Way To Florida Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Orlando's chief prosecutor said she wouldn't seek the death penalty, so the governor reassigned her murder cases. She sued to get them back. On Wednesday, the dispute went to the state's high court.

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Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

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Virginia Teenager's Death Puts Spotlight On Road Rage

Friday, June 23, 2017

Police have characterized the killing of a Muslim teen in Virginia as an instance of road rage. But, what exactly constitutes road rage has been hard to define.

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7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast — and demand for these boutique bivalves is growing.

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Alabama's Recent Scandals

Saturday, June 10, 2017

John Archibald, political writer for AL.com, and NPR's Debbie Elliott talk with host Scott Simon about the series of scandals that have shaken Alabama politics in recent years.

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Cases Pulled For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Them Back

Monday, May 08, 2017

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Orleans bluesman Anders Osborne is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in work environments that are often centered around drugs and alcohol.

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Republican Kay Ivey Takes Oath As Alabama's New Governor

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alabama has a new governor following the resignation of two-term Republican Robert Bentley. Kay Ivey is just the second woman to lead the state and the first Republican woman.

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Ala. Gov. Bentley Agrees To Plea Deal And Resigns Amid Scandal

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After a year of fighting allegations he misused his office to cover up an affair with a top political aid, two-term Republican Gov. Robert Bentley reached a plea deal that led to his resignation.

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Alabama Governor Resigns Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

Monday, April 10, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to abusing his office, allegedly to conceal an affair with a top political adviser.

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