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Voter turnout during Tuesday's Special General Election, more than 40% of registered voters casting ballots. Meanwhile, a new state law has opened the door for one group of Alabamians to regain voting rights they lost after being convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. WLRH Community Newsroom producer Kathy Jones recently attended a voting rights restoration clinic and files this report ...

... Another voting rights restoration workshop is scheduled for January 17th at the downtown Huntsville Public Library.

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British Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach says the Kremlin's improved naval capabilities pose a risk to communications and Internet cables that would be an economic catastrophe if severed.

Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.

Apparently people are showing up in the ER with nerve injuries from improperly cutting the pit out of an avocado. So now there's a cute new seedless variety.

The Green Beret community is in a bitter internal debate over whether standards have been lowered for the U.S. Army elite force.

Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.

The attorney for one of the 9/11 defendants argues the Guantanamo military commission can't try his client, because the U.S. wasn't at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attacks.

Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

Also: Australia criticizes the Catholic Church in a sex abuse report; the GOP tax bill could hurt affordable housing; and scientists think they know why a skydiver was able to break the sound barrier.

Many Puerto Ricans are still without electricity and basic services three months after Hurricane Maria. Some are prioritizing song, dance and celebration to feel more at home again.

The president is preparing to attend a ceremony for graduates at the FBI National Academy on Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.

A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.

An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and his cousin Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas received 18 years in prison.

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