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

Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents

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Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth, hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 89.

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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies

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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

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GOP Voters In Iowa Weigh In On The Candidates

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Campaigning In South Carolina? Bring Your Appetite

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Alabama storyteller and author Kathryn Tucker Windham celebrated her 90th birthday on June 1, 2008, outside the Selma-Dallas County Library in Selma, Ala. She died Sunday. She was 93. Alvin Benn/AP hide caption

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Kathryn Tucker Windham's Life Was Quite A Story

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Blowout Preventer Theory Debated In Oil Spill Inquiry

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Johnny Mack Young, Lawrence Parker and Frederick Jackson attend graduation ceremonies at William E. Donaldson prison in Bessemer, Ala., after completing Vipassana meditation classes. The courses are held four times a year in the prison gymnasium. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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At End-Of-The Line Prison, An Unlikely Escape

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Aaron Neville revisits the house where he spent his teen years in uptown New Orleans. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Aaron Neville Has 'Been Changed'

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Members of the Vietnamese community listen in Kenner, La., as independent claims administrator Ken Feinberg and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu conduct a town hall meeting for residents economically affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Southeast Asian Immigrants Flounder After Gulf Spill

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Gulf Coast Residents Face Claims Deadline

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Darryl and Kristina Pendergrass and their sons, William, 3, and Ian, 20 months. The family gets by on Daryl's $43,000-a-year salary as a biologist with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Ala. Family Of Four Struggles In Economic Climate

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Claims Czar's Slow Pace Frustrates Gulf Businesses

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Jody Blount of Krebs Architecture and Engineering readies to take a sediment sample on the shores of Weeks Bay on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The city of Orange Beach has hired independent scientists to monitor the air, water and soil in the wake of the massive oil spill. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Gulf Coast Communities Investigate Oily Sea Mist

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Sunbathers walk along the beach in Pensacola Beach, Fla. on Aug. 1. Local business officials are asking for a substantial federal investment in getting tourists back to the coast after the peak summer season was wiped out by the oil spill. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Officials Try To Calm Fears In Spill Aftermath

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