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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Many of Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion and support his candidacy for U.S. Senate. They plan to vote for him in the Dec. 12 election despite sexual misconduct allegations. The Republican Moore has denied the accusations, which have surfaced only recently about incidents said to have occurred decades ago. Moore has pledged to remain in the race; he faces Democrat Doug Jones.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A college senior from Alabama has been chosen as a Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Saturday that Matthew Rogers is among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is a software engineering student at Auburn University. Rogers will study cyber security at Oxford next year.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House aide says if President Donald Trump didn't believe the accusations against Senate candidate Roy Moore were credible, he'd be in Alabama campaigning with the former judge. Legislative director Marc Short tells ABC's "This Week" that Alabama voters know best what to do and the right decision in the state's special election. Trump has been publicly silent about the allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore, who denies that he molested two teenagers in the 1970s.

PINSON, Ala. (AP) - Populations of an endangered fish have been found in new areas of an Alabama creek, upstream of where a dam was removed four years ago in an effort to expand the fish's range. Al.com reports that the vermillion darter have been found in Turkey Creek, near the Alabama community of Pinson just northeast of Birmingham. The vermilion darter is a small, brightly colored fish. It's found only in a nine-mile stretch of Turkey Creek and its tributaries in north Jefferson County.

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