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

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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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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