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Once dying, Birmingham is suddenly hot

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It feels like Birmingham finally is emerging from the shadows cast by the ugly racial violence of 1963. Long haunted by black-and-white newsreel footage of the fire hoses and police dogs city leaders turned on blacks demonstrating for civil rights, the city has a new vibe that's generating buzz all its own 50 years later. Birmingham's culinary scene is a jewel, with...

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