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

Farmer Scott Allgood, front, of Allgood, Ala., listens during a meeting of farmers and state officials to discuss the impact of the Alabama Immigration law on their livelihoods in Oneonta, Ala.

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Labor Worries Rise As Planting Season Nears In Ala.

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Ala. Needs Workers, Law Chases Away Immigrants

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Tough Ala. Immigration Law Changes Ways Of Life

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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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Alabama's Controversial Immigration Law Takes Effect

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Men pray at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The congregation wants to build a bigger mosque to worship in, but has faced stiff opposition from citizens who fear the local Muslims have a political agenda. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

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Victim's Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

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Ala. Businesses Riled By State's New Immigration Law

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In June, marchers protested Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. The state's United Methodist, Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have sued, arguing the law that's set to take effect Sept. 1 violates their religious freedom. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Clergy Sues To Stop Alabama's Immigration Law

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Bachmann Passes Test Of Iowa's Straw Poll

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GOP Voters In Iowa Weigh In On The Candidates

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Romney Stops By Iowa State Fair, Gets Heckled

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Valerie Moore's weight and poor eating habits caught up with her two years ago, when she had a stroke at age 26. Dave Anderson Photography hide caption

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Tackling Obesity Amid Poverty In A Mississippi County

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