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Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer. Dave Anderson hide caption

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Timmons browses the racks of his now-closed business. The record store will have a final clearance sale on Nov. 29. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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In 1962, President John Kennedy (center) and Vice President Lyndon Johnson visited Dr. Wernher von Braun (left), who designed the Saturn rocket in Huntsville, Ala. AP hide caption

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Norris and Janis Galatas at their home in Collinsville, Miss., with their horse, Cinnamon. The couple is struggling to make their mortgage payments.

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Farmer Scott Allgood, front, of Allgood, Ala., listens during a meeting of farmers and state officials to discuss the impact of the Alabama Immigration law on their livelihoods in Oneonta, Ala.

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Ala. Needs Workers, Law Chases Away Immigrants

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Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents

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Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth, hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 89.

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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies

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Alabama's Controversial Immigration Law Takes Effect

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Men pray at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The congregation wants to build a bigger mosque to worship in, but has faced stiff opposition from citizens who fear the local Muslims have a political agenda. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

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Ala. Businesses Riled By State's New Immigration Law

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In June, marchers protested Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. The state's United Methodist, Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have sued, arguing the law that's set to take effect Sept. 1 violates their religious freedom. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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