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Alabama Republican quotes 'Mein Kampf' to attack Democrats and journalists for pursuing Mueller investigation

Attorney General William Barr has now produced a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian counterintelligence in the 2016 presidential election. Although that summary doesn't actually clear President Donald Trump, many Republicans have decided it does — and furthermore, that anybody who even speculated the Mueller report could harm Trump is a liar.

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'Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again': Alabama newspaper runs repulsive editorial urging the KKK to target Democrats

On February 14, the Democrat-Reporter, a local newspaper in Linden, Alabama, ran a hideous editorial calling for the return of the KKK. On Monday, publisher Goodloe Sutton confirmed that he was the author of the racist screed, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

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McConnell says it was a 'mistake' for Alabama voters not to elect a child molester to the Senate

The Wall Street Journal's new interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is, for the most part, full of the usual bland dodges and preemptive scapegoating of Democrats for any potential setback to his party.

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This Alabama College Student Walked 20 Miles to His Job - So His Boss Gifted Him A New Car

After Walter Carr walked nearly 20 miles to get to his new job with Bellhops movers, the CEO found out and gave him a car.

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This Disgusting Scheme to Enrich Cops by Starving Prisoners May Soon Be Scuttled

Alabama’s sheriffs have been getting rich off of prisoners for decades thanks to purportedly ambiguous pre-World War II statutory language that lets them keep “excess” food funds. With that distorted incentive to keep expenditures low, sheriffs have been subjecting prisoners to sustenance that ranges from unappetizing to inadequate to unsafe.

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Alabama Law Enforcement Wants to Profit From People Who Aren't Convicted of Crimes

If there's any field where the profit motive should play as little a role as possible, it's police work. Police officers wield an enormous amount of power, and when they are incentivized to carry out their work more aggressively and extensively, abuses are bound to occur.

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Alabama’s Hale County is Subject of Poetic Documentary on Blackness and Everyday Life in the Black Belt

Two weeks before he was assassinated 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night in Hale County, Alabama, in the heart of the Black Belt of Alabama. He came to Greensboro on March 21, 1968, in an effort to rally support for his Poor People’s Campaign. Supporters of King had to hide him in a small wooden house on the outskirts of Greensboro as members of the Ku Klux Klan tried to hunt him down. It would be the last time King was in Hale County, Alabama. Two weeks later, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The safe house where King stayed is now a museum. Now Hale County is the subject of a new documentary: “Hale County This Morning, This Evening.” The film just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and looks at life in the predominantly African-American county, which is named after a Confederate general. In the film, director RaMell Ross paints an impressionistic portrait of life in the Black Belt in the 21st century. We speak with director RaMell Ross and producer Joslyn Barnes.

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Alabama Republicans Are Trying to Make Future Senate Special Elections Illegal

The Republican-led Alabama House passed a bill to end special elections for U.S. Senate vacancies, like the one that elected Democratic Senator Doug Jones in a surprise upset after the seat was vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The bill will now head to the state senate.

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Roy Moore Is Making an Audacious Attempt to Lie and Cheat His Way into the Senate

Republican Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign is the latest exhibit A in lying and cheating one’s way into elected office. 

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Alabama Town's Brazen Scheme to Stop Speeders, Accuse Them of Drugs, and Steal Their Cash and Cars

The police department of a small Alabama town was nearing bankruptcy due to a lack of ticket revenue, according to AL.com. The cash-strapped department and city council took drastic measures with an assets forfeiture program for those caught speeding.

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Alabama Townspeople Revolt After Local Officials Conspire to Rip Them Off

The police department of a small Alabama town was nearing bankruptcy due to a lack of ticket revenue, according to AL.com. So the cash-strapped department and city council took drastic measures with an assets forfeiture program for those caught speeding.

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