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Congress Makes Bison the 'National Mammal'

Posted: 04/29/2016 - The United States is getting another national symbol....the bison. Believe it or not, lawmakers have been pushing to make it happen.

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Bentley: "I've Done Nothing Illegal"

Posted: 04/29/2016 - Gov. Robert Bentley is maintaining he has done nothing wrong, a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.

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No Delay for Hubbard Ethics Trial

Posted: 04/29/2016 - A judge is refusing to delay next month's scheduled ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

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Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Minimum Wage Law

Posted: 04/28/2016 - The Alabama NAACP, low wage workers and advocates are suing the state's governor and attorney general over a law that blocked a planned minimum wage increase in Birmingham.

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Biden Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad

Posted: 04/28/2016 - Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. has sent its troops abroad to keep the peace in places where history has led people to create artificial states based on artificial lines.

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Alabama Committee Passes BP Settlement Proposal

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The Alabama House budget committee has approved a compromise bill dividing state settlement money from the BP oil spill, using the money to pay off state debts and pay for road projects in coastal counties.

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Committee Approves Payday Lending Bill

Posted: 04/27/2016 - An Alabama House committee has approved a watered-down payday lending bill that will give borrowers up to 45 days to repay the loan and reduce the fees they pay.

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Alabama House Debates Impeachment Process

Posted: 04/26/2016 - Alabama lawmakers are debating a proposed impeachment process that will decide if a push to oust Gov. Robert Bentley moves forward or withers because of inadequate support.

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MDAH Tours Threefoot Building

Updated: 04/26/2016 - As plans move forward to turn the Threefoot Building in downtown Meridian into a Marriott hotel, officials say it will keep some of its character.

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Attorney Claims Mississippi Law Could Violate Federal Law

Posted: 04/26/2016 - A gay-rights attorney says a new Mississippi law might violate a federal judge's order that blocks the state from treating same-sex couples differently from straight couples who want to marry.

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Alabama Session Nearing End

Updated: 04/26/2016 - The creation of an impeachment committee, prison construction and payday lending reform are among the issues to be decided in the waning days of the 2016 Alabama legislative session.

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House Votes to Expand Rural Web Access

Posted: 04/25/2016 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would give regulatory relief to small broadband providers to expand rural access.

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Methodist Ministers Oppose New Law

Posted: 04/25/2016 - Several Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious-objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.

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Historic Renovation Tax Credits Could Expire

Posted: 04/25/2016 - A state tax break that some say sparked a renaissance in downtown Birmingham and elsewhere will end unless Alabama senators agree to extend the program.

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