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Martha Shearer got her voting rights back after serving time for a drug conviction. But her brother, convicted of a similar crime, was not able to get his voting rights restored. Gigi Douban/WBHM hide caption

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In Fight For Ballot Access, 'Moral Turpitude' Becomes A Litmus Test In One State

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Tight end O.J. Howard of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a 53-yard touchdown Monday in the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Ala., produced iron for decades. The site closed in the 1970s and is now a national historic landmark. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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Concerned Workers Face Dwindling Industry And Layoffs With A Steely Resolve

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Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956, when she was among several others charged with violating segregation laws. Gene Herrick/AP hide caption

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In Montgomery, Rosa Parks' Story Offers A History Lesson For Police

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The State Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., is seen in 2003. The state's top court ruled against the parental rights of a lesbian who adopted her partner's children in Georgia, and she's appealing that ruling to the Supreme Court. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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At Southern Factory, Workers Try Again To Unionize

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Former Madison, Ala., police officer Eric Parker walks out of the federal courthouse this week. He was accused of using excessive force against Sureshbhai Patel, a visitor from India who testified he didn't understand commands given in English. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Chirag Patel helps his father, Sureshbhai Patel, out of the car as they arrive outside the federal courthouse before start of a trial against Madison, Ala., police officer Eric Sloan Parker. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Talladega Mayor Larry Burton was attacked after pulling up to the barber shop where he cuts hair. He spent several days in the hospital because of his injuries. Google Maps hide caption

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A Lane cake is a layered sponge cake filled with a rich mixture of egg yolks, butter, sugar, raisins and whiskey and topped with boiled icing. Nadia Chaudhury for NPR hide caption

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