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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Williams is believed to be buried in the Taylor Cemetery in Brownsville, Tenn. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

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A cypress tree swamp in Byrnes Lake, part of the more than 200,000-acre Mobile delta. It's the most biologically diverse river delta system in the country. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

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Some Counties Stall On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Ruling

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Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

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'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

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Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

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Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium re-opens this week with a new look. Steve Lowry/Ryman Auditorium hide caption

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Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

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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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