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U.S. Army reserve major threatened North Carolina mosque: police, media

Jun 10 2016

A North Carolina man faces ethnic intimidation charges after leaving bacon at a mosque and making death threats to its members as they prepared for worship in observance of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, authorities said on Friday.

Judge issues final order upholding Alabama same-sex marriage

Jun 09 2016

A federal judge in Alabama has issued a permanent injunction barring state officials from denying same-sex couples the right to marry in that state, according to court documents made public on Wednesday.

U.S. judge issues final order upholding Alabama same-sex marriage

Jun 08 2016

A federal judge in Alabama has issued a permanent injunction barring state officials from denying same-sex couples the right to marry in that state, according to court documents made public on Wednesday.

In Alabama, 100,000 people told not to drink water due to contamination

Jun 02 2016

A water provider in northern Alabama warned more than 100,000 customers on Thursday not to drink or cook with tap water, saying it could be contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of a chemical that federal health officials have linked to cancer, according to local media reports.

In Alabama, 100,000 people told not to drink water due to contamination

Jun 02 2016

A water provider in northern Alabama warned more than 100,000 customers on Thursday not to drink or cook with tap water, saying it could be contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of a chemical that federal health officials have linked to cancer, according to local media reports.

Civil liberties group challenges Alabama abortion restrictions

Jun 02 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union challenged in federal court in Alabama on Thursday new state abortion restrictions that limit the proximity of clinics to public schools and ban a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.

Civil liberties group challenges Alabama abortion restrictions

Jun 02 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union challenged in federal court in Alabama on Thursday new state abortion restrictions that limit the proximity of clinics to public schools and ban a procedure used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester.

Louisiana governor to sign law making police killings hate crimes

May 24 2016

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards plans to sign legislation making it a hate crime to kill a police officer or another first responder, bolstering penalties for an offense that already qualifies for the state's death penalty, his office said on Tuesday.

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sold for $250,000: TV reports

May 20 2016

George Zimmerman said he has sold the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 for $250,000, television stations in Orlando and Las Vegas reported on Friday.

Court orders Mississippi town to desegregate schools after 50-year fight

May 16 2016

A federal court has ordered a Mississippi town to consolidate its junior high and high schools in order to fully desegregate its school system after a 50-year battle the town has waged with the U.S. Department of Justice, agency officials said Monday.

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