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Louisiana Governor Says He Plans To Sign Bill Restricting Most Abortions Into Law

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Civil rights "foot soldier" Theresa Burroughs in 2016, in front of a photo of the day she was arrested in 1965. Burroughs has died at age 89. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

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Alabama prison commissioner Jeff Dunn says the Department of Corrections is implementing some federal recommendations and taking measures to improve, including the creation of an inspector general and a corruption task force, and hiring a new deputy commissioner. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Alabama Faces Deadline To Address Dangerous And Deadly Prison Conditions

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Justice Department Forces Alabama To Address Deadly Prison Conditions

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On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a ban on nearly all abortions. Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP hide caption

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Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

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Alabama Lawmakers Debate Bill To Ban Nearly All Abortions

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Kyle Kessler holds a pressing of Fiddlin' John Carson's "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane," which was recorded at 152 Nassau Street in Atlanta. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

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A sweeping abortion bill passed the Alabama state House Tuesday and is expected to win final passage in the Republican-majority Senate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Alabama Lawmakers Move To Outlaw Abortion In Challenge To Roe v. Wade

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Karen Baynes-Dunning is the interim director of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center hide caption

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After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

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Alabama's Prison Are Unsafe And Unconstitutional, Justice Department Says

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Prisoners stand in a crowded lunch line during a prison tour at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala. A Department of Justice report finds violence in Alabama's overcrowded prisons is 'cruel' and 'pervasive.' Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Justice Dept. Finds Violence In Alabama Prisons 'Common, Cruel, Pervasive'

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Deadly violence from a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., shook the nation in 2017. Since then, city leaders have struggled to define what public discourse should look like as once-marginalized voices increase demands for change. Justin T. Gellerson for NPR hide caption

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'Hear Me By Any Means Necessary': Charlottesville Is Forced To Redefine Civility

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Keitra Bates (left) moved to tears upon meeting 106-year old Leila Williams at her nursing home. Bates recently discovered that Williams once ran Leila's Dinette in the building where Bates now runs Marddy's Shared Kitchen and Marketplace. Charlotte Riley-Webb for NPR hide caption

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'Welcome To Marrdy's' - A Shared Kitchen For Local Cooks In Gentrifying West Atlanta

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Wide-mouthed blackface figures of Uncle Tom and postcards of eating watermelon perpetuated negative stereotypes about African-Americans. The minstrel caricatures showed up on toys, games, books, postcards and everyday household items. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Virginia Scandals Draw Attention To The Dehumanizing History Of Blackface

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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands at the center of Lee Circle along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The commonwealth of Virginia has a complicated racial history that underpins many of today's political controversies. Salwan Georges/Getty Images hide caption

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