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

Republican candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young are running in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st congressional district seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District

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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, has started a foundation dedicated to music education in New Orleans. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students

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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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One man was convicted in the bombing in 1977, but more than two decades would pass before any other suspects were tried for murder. AP hide caption

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Congress Honors Victims Of Infamous Alabama Church Bombing

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Sandra Boynton's new children's album and songbook is titled Frog Trouble. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Children's Author Wrangles A Cowboy Soundtrack

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Gulf States Set Plan For Spending Coastal Restoration Funds

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Ronald Lewis, a resident of the Lower 9th Ward, says eight years after Hurricane Katrina, rebuilding his neighborhood is a story still in progress. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering

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Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen discusses a federal lawsuit against the Alabama Accountability Act on Monday. Cohen says all students in Alabama can't take advantage of the law. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Suit In Alabama Seeks To Stop School Choice Law

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American Safari tour guide Tad Pierson stands beside his 1955 pink Cadillac. Visitors to Memphis can get a personalized tour that highlights the city's rich music heritage. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The Vintage Cadillac With The Memphis Soundtrack

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Three civil rights workers stand guard in front NAACP attorney Arthur Shores' house in Sept. 1963. The house was blasted by dynamite the night before. AP hide caption

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Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood

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Racial Slur Puts Paula Deen's Empire At Risk

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Paula Deen Makes Tearful Appearance On 'Today' Show

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Shelby County, Ala., attorney Butch Ellis talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in February, when oral arguments were heard in the Voting Rights Act case. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

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50 Years After His Death, Medgar Evers' Work Not Complete

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