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Move to rename ‘Bloody Sunday’ bridge has critics in Selma

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SELMA, Ala. (AP) – Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at …