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  1. Sidewalk Film Festival 2015: 'The State of Being Human' explores homophobia in Alabama, IrelandRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Alabama Live

    "Should she be able to marry her horse?" - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in film "The State of Being Human" Irish filmmaker David Merriman isn't gay, but he never considered himself homophobic either - that is until he felt uncomfortable last year viewing a video featuring Panti, a drag queen, talking about the nature of homophobia. Merriman's reaction set him out on a path to explore the real world consequences of homophobia, where it comes from within our culture, and how his views were shaped by having lived in both Alabama and Ireland.

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  2. Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid fundsRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Morning Journal

    Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics. The organization said Bentley's effort penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics.

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  3. Budget scare prompts plan to close Alabama licensing officesRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the Legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding. Collier said in a statement Friday that the first phase of closures on Oct. 1 would impact 33 part time field offices in rural areas.

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  4. New I-565 interchange approved for MadisonRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    At a press conference Friday, they announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation and the United States Federal Highway Administration approved their proposal for an interchange set forth with the multi-use Town Madison project in mind. "With this go-ahead, we can finish the design and construct the roads and ramps which will allow us to pursue the tenants necessary to provide the shopping, finish, and commercial outlets our residents need and want," said Madison city council president Tommy Overcash.

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  5. Alabama's PACT plan increases benefit payments by 3 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Students enrolled in Alabama's Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program are getting a 3 percent increase in payments toward tuition and fees starting this semester. State Treasurer Young Boozer said the increase, the first since a class action lawsuit settlement took effect in 2013, is based on an improved long-term financial picture.

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  6. Alabama governor's wife files for divorce; pair lives apartRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | SFGate

    In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday landed the endorsement of fellow governor Robert Bentley of Alabama, as the presidential hopeful seeks to build support for his White House bid and courts voters in the South.

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  7. Alabama mom indicted for allegedly fracturing baby's skull while drunkRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Investigators say Holly Shea Flack, 23, injured her baby while she was intoxicated outside a home on May 14. The indictment states she dropped the baby on its head, fracturing the child's skull. The baby, who is not yet a year old, is expected to be OK and is now being supervised by the Department of Human Resources.

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  8. Dianne Bentley files for divorce from Robert BentleyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Montgomery Advertiser

    Dianne Bentley files for divorce from Robert Bentley Complaint cites "conflict of personalities" Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser.com: http://on.mgmadv.com/1EpDF6I Gov. Robert Bentley and First Lady Dianne Bentley attend the inauguration on Jan. 19, 2015. Dianne Bentley filed for divorce from Robert Bentley Friday, citing a breakdown in their marriage.

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  9. Birmingham police searching for robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    Birmingham police need your help to find a man who robbed a Game Stop. Investigators say the morning of August 28, the man entered the store on Parkway East and pretended to be shopping for his son.

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  10. Officials searching landfill for escaped Alabama inmate 'to eliminate the possibility he...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed Friday that officials have been searching the Montgomery city landfill for an escaped inmate "to eliminate the possibility he died there." ADOC spokesman Bob Horton said officials have been searching the landfill since Samuel Garrett was reported missing from his work release site at the landfill on Friday, Aug. 21. "ADOC is continuing to investigate the inmate's disappearance as an escape," he told AL.com in an email today.

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  11. Alabama governor who called marriage equality a 'social...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    The governor of Alabama, who is an advocate of "traditional marriage" and has been vocally against same-sex unions, is getting a divorce. Gov. Robert Bentley's wife on Friday filed for divorce, citing incompatibility of temperament, according to local ABC33 .

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  12. 27 Alabama hospitals join Breastfeeding InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    Twenty-seven Alabama hospitals are joining a nationwide movement, in support of breastfeeding. In 2011, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a national Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

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  13. Kentucky clerk continues to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite court rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Jurist

    Kim Davis, the clerk for Rowan county, has declined to extend marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the US Supreme Court [official website] decision in Obergefell v. Hodges [opinion, PDF], claiming that to do so would infringe upon her religious freedoms as a devout Christian.

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  14. State parks closures, conservation department cuts 'not scare tactics,' officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    He was working in the private sector then, and hadn't yet become the director of Alabama's Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, a branch of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "I would have probably fallen for the political rhetoric of 'we need smaller government, we need fiscal responsibility, we need to stop the waste in Montgomery,'" Sykes said in front of a crowd of reporters and parks supporters gathered at Oak Mountain State Park this week.

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  15. First Lady Dianne Bentley and Gov. Robert Bentley appeared together at the College Colors DayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WTVM

    God has blessed us w/ 50 years of marriage. I thank him for health, family, faith, and most of all His love and grace pic.twitter.com/dOaIuavrMW First Lady Dianne Bentley and Gov. Robert Bentley appeared together at the College Colors Day in Montgomery on Friday.

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  16. Gov. Bentley welcomes mascots to Mansion to promote College Colors DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his wife, Dianne, welcomed school representatives and mascots from each of the state's 14 public universities and colleges to the Governor's Mansion Friday morning to promote the upcoming College Colors Day. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his wife, Dianne, welcomed school representatives and mascots from each of the state's 14 public universities and colleges to the Governor's Mansion Friday morning to promote the upcoming College Colors Day.

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  17. Why is Donald Trump so popular in Alabama?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Alabama Live

    Donald Trump speaks in front of thousands of supporters at a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on August 21, 2015. In some ways, Donald Trump isn't exactly simpatico with Alabama or the South.

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  18. Letter to the ladies at Tutwiler Prison: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    On August 20, I visited with you at the opening of your new Julia Tutwiler Prison E-Learning Center. I'm still thinking about all that we discussed.

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  19. ALEA to begin phasing out driver license offices; 33 to close Oct. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alabama Live

    A man walks into the Shelby County Inverness License Department, Aug. 31, 2011. Some Jefferson County residents are going to Shelby County to get their driver's licenses.

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  20. City animal shelter now accepting catsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Daily Mountain Eagle

    When the county shelter moved to a new location in late May, Jasper residents were left with nowhere to take abandoned cats, since the county shelter doesn't accept cats from the city. At the time, city shelter manager Debra Nix and Jasper Mayor Sonny Posey said there simply wasn't enough room for cats to be relinquished; however, room had to be made to accommodate cats - not only dogs.

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