Debbie ElliottNPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South and occasionally guest-hosting NPR news programs.
The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.
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Frederick Bell of Larose, La., says he's received no guidance from a public defender on how to fight drug charges from October. Bell is part of a class action lawsuit against Louisiana's public defender board that charges the public defense system is unconstitutional.
Police officers stand in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Jurors on Thursday saw horrific photos of the church basement at the trial of Dylann Roof, accused of hate crimes in the killings of nine black people at the church last year.
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