Hookworm was a fact of American life a century ago. In this photo, circa 1912, from Faulkner County, Arkansas, resident gather outside a "dispensary" for free treatment.
For the third consecutive year, the Alabama Legislature is considering a bill that would let the Briarwood Presbyterian Church congregation, one of the largest in the state, create its own law enforcement department with sworn police officers.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, seen here during his State of the State address at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., could face felony accusations after an ethics panel concluded there is probable cause that he broke the law.
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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