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First responders walk through a neighborhood heavily damaged by a tornado the day before in Beauregard, Ala., on Monday. The death toll from the storm stands at 23, with victims ranging in age from 6 to 93. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Hassan Shibly, attorney for the family of Hoda Muthana, says she was a "vulnerable young woman who was brainwashed and manipulated." Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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This file photo shows Alabama's lethal injection chamber at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala. Inmate Domineque Ray was put to death Thursday night without his spiritual adviser present in the chamber. DAVE MARTIN/AP hide caption

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'Never Heard Nothing Like It': Southern Storm Wrecks Landmark Churches

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Emantic Bradford Sr. (left) discusses the results of a forensic examination on his son, EJ, who was fatally shot by police on Thanksgiving. Flanked by attorney Ben Crump, the elder Bradford addressed a news conference Monday in Birmingham, Ala. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Jennifer Sumner and her son, Kaysen Ford, embrace at their StoryCorps interview in 2015 in Birmingham, Ala. Christina Stanton/ StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are'

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State representatives work in the house chambers at the State House in Montgomery, Ala. A federal appeals court sided with workers from Birmingham, Ala., who argued that state lawmakers racially discriminated against the majority-black city by blocking a minimum wage hike. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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In Battle Pitting Cities Vs. States Over Minimum Wage, Birmingham Scores A Win

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, pictured earlier this month on Capitol Hill, spoke Wednesday about the recent suicide of his wife after a long struggle with depression, chronic pain and opioid dependence. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, pictured in 2014, has lost his re-election bid amid a controversy in which he legally pocketed money not spent on meals for inmates at the county jail. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken on May 26, at 21:30 UTC, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the the Gulf of Mexico. The slow-moving system made landfall on Monday in the Florida Panhandle. NOAA via AP hide caption

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings opens Thursday in Montgomery, Ala. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, is dedicated to victims of lynching. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

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Containers loaded with tons of sewage sludge sit simmering in the sun last week in Parrish, Ala. More than two months after the "poop train" rolled in from New York City, Parrish Mayor Heather Hall says the material is leaving town. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin took home as personal profit more than $750,000 that was budgeted to feed jail inmates, which is legal in Alabama, according to state law and local officials. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Newstime: Alabama sheriff legally took $750,000 meant to feed inmates, bought beach house

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