Debbie Elliott After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering the news in her native South.
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Scott Pegau, a scientist at the Prince William Sound Science Center, studies the effects of spilled oil on the environment in Cordova, Alaska. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

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Orca Inlet, Cordova's fishing harbor, on a blustery day this month. Commercial fishing is the small Alaskan town's primary industry. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

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E-cigarettes was a $2 billion industry last year and it's expected to hit $5 billion this year. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E-Cigarette Critics Worry New Ads Will Make 'Vaping' Cool For Kids

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Nick Van Sickels (right) with his husband, Andrew Bond, and their daughter, Jules. The couple was legally married in Washington, D.C., but because same-sex marriage is banned in Louisiana, Bond has no parental rights. Janet McConnaughey/AP hide caption

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Gay-Marriage Battle Moves South, And Religious Right Fights Back

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Alynda Lee Segarra is the lead singer and songwriter of the New Orleans folk ensemble Hurray for the Riff Raff. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Singing To The Strength Of New Orleans

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Family Feud Renews Over MLK's Prized Possessions

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Pitmaster Rodney Scott seasons a roasting hog behind a barbecue restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Scott has been touring the South with a makeshift barbecue pit to raise money to rebuild his family's cookhouse after it burned down in November. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd, Alabama State University's first female president. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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No 'Cohabitation' For Alabama State's First Female President

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Students in Central High School walk through the hallways between classes. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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