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.
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July 1, 2011 A new law aimed at illegal immigrants goes into effect in the state in September, and many are already leaving the state. Construction firms will find it harder to fill the many rebuilding and cleanup jobs they'll have open.
May 3, 2011 Alabama tornado damage more severe; levee breached to save town; British police arrest five men near a nuclear reprocessing plant; Sony suffers second data breach; Air France finds second flight data recorder from crashed jet
May 2, 2011 Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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