Debbie Elliott After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering the news in her native South.

Democratic Candidates Do Well In Sunshine State

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Ohio And Florida: Checking In With Two Key States

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Romney Visits Florida On First Day Of Early Voting

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Fla. Slammed With Political Ads But Do Locals Listen?

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Romney Tries To Win Ohio's Working-Class Voters

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Gulfport, Miss., Residents Wait Out Isaac At Home

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Gulf Coast Hunkers Down For Isaac's Wind And Rain

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Water gets churned up at the end of a dredging pipeline connected to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., on Monday. The river has seen water levels from Illinois to Louisiana plummet because of drought conditions in the past three months. When there's less flow coming downstream, saltwater from the Gulf wedges its way in. Adrian Sainz/AP hide caption

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Saltwater From Gulf Invades Mississippi River

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Justice Bernette Johnson is at the center of a legal battle over whether she will be the next chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Louisiana Supreme Court/AP hide caption

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La. Court In Racially Charged Power Struggle, Again

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Abortion opponents demonstrate outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic in Jackson. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Sole Abortion Clinic In Miss. Fights Law To Stay Open

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David DiBenedetto, the editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun, holds an editorial meeting in the magazine's Charleston, S.C., offices. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Like Good Bourbon, Magazine Is A Sip Of The South

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The crew of Shindigs sets up shop in a parking lot in Birmingham. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

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Federal Court To Weigh Graphic Cigarette Labels

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson, Miss., on Friday. The former Massachusetts governor has skeptics in the Deep South. Rogelio Solis/AP hide caption

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To Woo South, Romney Needs More Than A Twang

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Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife, Callista, meets with parishioners during an event Saturday at the Jones Memorial AME Zion Church. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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'Food Stamp President': Race Code, Or Just Politics?

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