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

Investigators work outside the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., following an explosion that killed four young girls. Three Ku Klux Klansmen were convicted in the bombing years later. AP hide caption

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50 Years After The Bombing, Birmingham Still Subtly Divided

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Gulf States Set Plan For Spending Coastal Restoration Funds

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Paula Deen Makes Tearful Appearance On 'Today' Show

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Birmingham Students Reenact Historic March, 50 Years Later

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FBI Outlines Evidence In Ricin Case

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Surviving Doolittle Raiders To Hold Their Last Meeting

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In Gulf Oil Spill Trial, Testimony Cites Series Of Missteps

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Trial Against BP To Begin Over 2010 Rig Explosion

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Immigration Reform Plan Gets Mixed Reviews Across Country

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A clerk prices cigarettes at Discount Smoke Shop in Ballwin, Mo. The Food and Drug Administration, which must approve all new tobacco products or any changes to existing brands, has not cleared any products since assuming that responsibility in 2009. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Cigarette Makers Frustrated As Product Approvals Stall

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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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