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Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

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Demolition crews remove the last remains of a house that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, which battered parts of the East Coast, in 2013. Wayne Parry/AP hide caption

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As States Ready Disaster Plans, Feds Urge Them To Consider Climate Change

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Every spring, local residents have staged a play based on To Kill a Mockingbird in this courthouse in Monroeville, Ala. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

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Fresh oil puddles on the white sand in Orange Beach, Ala., during the BP oil spill in 2010. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

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A boat collects oil that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 near New Orleans. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

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E-Cigarettes Grow In Popularity Among Teen Students, Survey Says

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Russell Moore preaching during the first plenary address, "Black, And White And Red All Over: Why Racial Reconciliation Is A Gospel Issue." Alli Rader hide caption

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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

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Investigation Continues Into Crash Of Black Hawk Military Helicopter In Fla.

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Mercedes Binns, who has been to Selma 17 times because of its civil rights history, walks on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on Sunday in Selma, Ala. Bill Frakes/AP hide caption

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50 Years Later, Thousands Commemorate Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

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50 Years Ago, Selma's Bloody Sunday Sparked Voting Rights Act

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Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

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Sureshbhai Patel lies in a bed at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., on Feb. 7. Patel was severely injured when police threw him to the ground. Chirag Patel/AP hide caption

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Ala. Governor Apologizes To Indian Government In 'Excessive Force' Case

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