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

Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'

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Members of the Friendship Nine await a judge's motion to vacate their convictions for trespassing during a sit-in at a South Carolina diner in 1961. Debbie Elliott/for NPR hide caption

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Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

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BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

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U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

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Latest Judge's Ruling On BP Oil Spill Is Key To Upcoming Trial

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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

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Justin Hopkins sings during a tribute show for Booker Wright, who worked in a whites-only restaurant in the Mississippi Delta. Brandall Atkinson/Courtesy of Southern Foodways Alliance hide caption

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

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The Alabama gulf coast is heavily developed with condo and hotel properties. Now the state wants to use Gulf Coast restoration funds to build a new beach hotel and conference center. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

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Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

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La. Has Become Redder Since Sen. Mary Landrieu Took Office

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This photo, taken at Katherine Tucker Windham's Selma house, shows reporter Nikki Davis Maute — and in the background, some say, the spirit the family calls Jeffrey. University of Alabama Press hide caption

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

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Darius Foster says he wants to challenge racial and political expectations. "With me, unfortunately, everything is black Republican. Not Darius did this, but the black Republican did that." Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

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Sen. Mary Landrieu greets candidates Rep. Bill Cassidy (left) and Rob Maness after Tuesday's debate. Most observers don't see how Landrieu can pull enough support to avoid a runoff in the state's open primary. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

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