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

Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

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Jackson Women's Health Organization, located in an art deco section of Jackson, Miss., minutes from the state Capitol building, has long been a flashpoint in the abortion debate. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

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Man-made canals built for the oil and gas industry cut through wetland. The industry argues those canals aren't to blame for coastal erosion. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

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Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

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Paula Deen's Restaurant, Site Of Seafood And Slurs, Shuts Down

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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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Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty Of Corruption

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Why Is Tobacco Still The Leading Preventable Cause Of Death?

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Fate Of Former New Orleans Mayor Now In Jury's Hands

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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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When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

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Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

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