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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley thanks the Tuscaloosa County first responders for their help during the April 27th tornadoes before the game with the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Kent State Golden Flashes on September 3, 2011. - 

Alabama is one place that has been a recipient of federal aid following tornadoes that ripped through the state earlier this year. The state has also received media attention recently for its strict anti-immigration laws.

In today's Mid-day Extra, we hear the extended interview with Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.