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Strange Alabama

Roy Moore won the Republican primary in Alabama on Tuesday, September 26, putting him in front for the race to the Senate. This pious, controversial figure represents an image of rural America where religion and politics intertwine. Roy Moore was relieved of his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 for refusing to remove a monument...

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300 Years of French Culture in Alabama

Sixteen years before they founded New Orleans, the French established a settlement on the Gulf of Mexico, a town now called Mobile, in Alabama. To celebrate the bi-centennial of its annexation by the United States, Alabama is organizing a symposium on its French heritage this weekend. We asked Steve Murray, director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, to...

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Blue Skies for French Aircraft in Alabama

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus opened its first assembly plant in the United States in September 2015. This symbolic arrival in a place historically home by its competitor Boeing is set to meet a quickly increasing demand from the American market. We went to the town of Mobile, Alabama, to find out more. The former military base in Mobile is now...