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

Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

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'Teenie' Hodges, A Sculptor Of Al Green's Sultry Sound, Passes Away

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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

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Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who is seeking his seventh term, is in a heated primary race with a Tea Party-backed challenger. Supporters of his opponent are accused of conspiring to photograph Cochran's bedridden wife. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

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Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

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Jackson Women's Health Organization, located in an art deco section of Jackson, Miss., minutes from the state Capitol building, has long been a flashpoint in the abortion debate. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

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Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

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Scott Pegau, a scientist at the Prince William Sound Science Center, studies the effects of spilled oil on the environment in Cordova, Alaska. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

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Orca Inlet, Cordova's fishing harbor, on a blustery day this month. Commercial fishing is the small Alaskan town's primary industry. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

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E-cigarettes was a $2 billion industry last year and it's expected to hit $5 billion this year. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Cigarette Critics Worry New Ads Will Make 'Vaping' Cool For Kids

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Students in Central High School walk through the hallways between classes. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Nearly Six Decades Later, Integration Remains A Work In Progress

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Eight of the nine black students who integrated Little Rock Central High School walk from school to their waiting Army station wagon on Oct. 2, 1957. Ferd Kaufman/AP hide caption

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Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

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