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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CST

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Luther Strange against Roy Moore, saying in a predawn tweet that "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him." "I was right!" the president said in a pre-dawn Twitter post Wednesday, a day after Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice, in Alabama's special Senate election.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) - Democrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate because he pulled together an unusual coalition of black voters, white liberals and conservatives who just couldn't stomach controversial GOP nominee Roy Moore. Incomplete returns show Jones winning by about 1.5 percentage points. Jones dominated in cities, college towns and the state's Black Belt region. Moore dominated in majority-white small towns and rural areas. But the combined result upended the usual partisan balance in Alabama.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - "It's not over." That's what Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is telling campaign supporters after rival Democrat Doug Jones won the special election. From the White House, President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to Jones, but added that "the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!" Trump had endorsed Moore, who has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

CALERA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend dead. Al.com reports 25-year-old Deven M. Grey was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of 31-year-old Barry Walsh.

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