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Officer William Stacy with Helen Johnson after donated food was delivered to her. Stacy bought a carton of eggs for Johnson when she was caught stealing eggs from a store in Tarrant, Ala. Johnson says the act of kindness changed her life. Joe Songer/AL.COM /Landov hide caption

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Cynthia Thomas puts labels on bottles of moonshine near Union Springs, Ala., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Last year, High Ridge Spirits — Alabama's first legal distillery since Prohibition — joined the growing trend of more than 600 craft distilleries operating around the country. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

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State Reps. Barry Moore, Joe Hubbard, Rod Scott and Merika Coleman study a map of the proposed redistricting plan in May 2012 following a meeting of the Legislative Committee on Reapportionment at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

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This photo, taken at Katherine Tucker Windham's Selma house, shows reporter Nikki Davis Maute — and in the background, some say, the spirit the family calls Jeffrey. University of Alabama Press hide caption

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

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Fashion designer Natalie Chanin stands in front of in-progress garments at the Alabama Chanin Factory. Chanin and Billy Reid, internationally acclaimed designers, have teamed up to test the concept of organic, sustainable cotton farming and garment-making. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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Inmates from several Alabama state prisons take a math class at J.F. Ingram State Technical College. The campus becomes a medium-security facility when the students arrive. Dan Carsen/WBHM hide caption

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

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Attorney Samuel Leibowitz, confers with seven of the defendants in the Scottsboro rape case in 1935 in Alabama. Thursday, a judge pardoned the remaining three men who hadn't already been pardoned. AP hide caption

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Bradley Byrne won the GOP nomination in Alabama's 1st Congressional District. Phillip Rawls/AP hide caption

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Republican Dean Young (above) is backed by the Tea Party. He faces Bradley Byrne in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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