Law enforcement officials, including some from the FBI, near the scene of the hostage situation in Midland City, Ala., on Friday. Philip Sears/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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From the NPR Newscast: Dan Carsen reports

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Thursday night in Midland City, Ala., there was a candlelight vigil for bus driver Charles Poland, who was killed Tuesday before a gunman snatched a 5-year-old boy — who is being held captive in an underground bunker. Philip Sears /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Not Giving An Inch: You can expect to see lots of close contact in Monday's BCS national title game. Here, Eric Reid of the LSU Tigers defends against Michael Williams of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime of an NFL wild card playoff football game on Sunday, (Jan. 8, 2012). Chris Schneider/AP hide caption

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David Greene and Tom Goldman talk football

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This file photo shows a Jefferson County sewer manhole cover in Railroad Park in Birmingham, Ala. Leaders of Alabama's most populous county voted to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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April 30, 2011: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., LaTia Cobbs sat in the rubble of her destroyed home following the massive tornado that swept through the city three days earlier. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Steve Inskeep speaks with Birmingham Mayor William Bell

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