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SEC football practice starts; opening games less than a month away

(RNN) - Southeastern Conference football practices start Thursday, Aug. 1, signaling that we are less than a month away from actual football games.Full story

Out of prison, former HealthSouth CEO Scrushy seeks redemption

NEW YORK/BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Freed from federal prison but still owing more than $2 billion to the company he once ran, former HealthSouth Corp Chief Executive Richard Scrushy is trying to make a comeback. Not everyone wishes him success. Full story

Alabama unemployment drops to 6.5 percent

Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in June, the lowest in more than four years. Full story

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  Civil Rights movement pushed into the spotlight 50 years ago

Fifty years ago Alabama Gov. George Wallace stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama to defy a federal court order that two black students could enroll in the segregated school. Dr. Sharon Malone, sister of the female student Vivian, talks about the event.

  50 years ago, Alabama students made history

It has been five decades since Gov. George Wallace tried to block two students from attending the University of Alabama – that night, President John F. Kennedy promised to introduce comprehensive civil rights legislation. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Inspired by the ‘stand in the schoolhouse door’

One University of Alabama student has big dreams, motivated by the students who fought so hard to get an education there in 1963. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  The GOP's war on women's rights didn't end in 2012

After pushing the GOP to reach out to women voters, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has shifted directions by attacking Planned Parenthood. The war on women's rights continues.

  Miss Alabama USA ‘flattered’ by ESPN comments

Two days after the BCS championship, the biggest story from the game has not been Alabama’s win, but comments made about Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend as she watched from the stands. Katherine Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA 2012, talks about her overnight fame, saying she’s not offende

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Gov. George C. Wallace carries out his promise to stand in the doorway to prevent integration at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Ala., on June 11, 1963. At right, Nicholas Katzenbach, deputy attorney general of the United States listens intently to Wallace. At Katzenbach's right is U.S. Mar

Fluker from University of Alabama walks onstage after being selected by San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York
Fluker from University of Alabama walks onstage after being selected by San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York

D.J. Fluker from the University of Alabama walks onstage after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the 11th overall pick in the 2013 National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Fluker from University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York
Fluker from University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York

D.J. Fluker from the University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the 11th overall pick in the 2013 National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES -

Fluker from the University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Goodell after being selected by San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York
Fluker from the University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Goodell after being selected by San Diego Chargers as 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York

D.J. Fluker from the University of Alabama stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the 11th overall pick in the 2013 National Football League Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES -