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Alabama Church Bomber Denied Parole

A parole board in the Southern U.S. state of Alabama decided Wednesday against freeing a former Ku Klux Klan member convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago. Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. will remain behind bars for at least the next five years for the September 15, 1963, bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, an incident that became a defining moment in the U.S. civil rights movement. Blanton will be up for parole again in...

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