Nick Dupree arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 11, 2003. His success in getting the state to continue support past age 21 enabled him to attend college and live in his own home.
Alabama's newest junior senator is Luther Strange, who has been the state's attorney general. He's seen here at the Federalist Society's convention in Washington, D.C., last fall.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., attends a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 29, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Sessions as U.S. attorney general.
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Christenberry explains his fascination with Sprott church
A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here.
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A motorist who found an Atlanta gas station had run out of fuel calls a nearby gas station Monday to see if they have any left. Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread.
State Rep. Dickie Drake, who sponsored Alabama's new cursive law, says it's about making sure that the state's students know how to perform important life tasks, such as signing their name.
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