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

Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., responds to questions during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Alabama GOP Senate Candidates Campaign To Be Trump's Ally In Congress

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In Alabama, A Raucous Race To Fill Jeff Sessions' Senate Seat

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Deckhand Patrick Gallager tosses the day's catch to the dock from the Fairwater Two charter boat. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

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"It's hard to walk away from gas chambers and ovens without a sober feeling of commitment ... to make damn sure that the United States of America is protected from the evils of the world," Rep. Clay Higgins said in the video filmed at Auschwitz. NOLA.com/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A Baton Rouge police officer kneels at the casket of Cpl. Montrell Jackson, one of three officers ambushed and killed by a gunman July 17, 2016. Patrick Dennis/AP hide caption

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In March, State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she wouldn't seek the death penalty in murder cases. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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In this June 18, 2015, photo, a prisoner walks near his crowded living area in Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala. Tuesday's ruling comes in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the conditions violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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The Zirlott family's oyster farm is at the end of a long pier in Sandy Bay. Legend has it that the name "Murder Point" comes from a deadly dispute over an oyster lease at this site back in 1929. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

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Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala speaks with reporters about her decision to not pursue the death penalty during her administration. Renata Sago/WMFE hide caption

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Cases Pulled For Refusing The Death Penalty; Attorney Sues To Get Them Back

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Anders Osborne at his home studio. The New Orleans bluesman is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in a work environment where that can be difficult. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

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Republican Kay Ivey Takes Oath As Alabama's New Governor

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Ala. Gov. Bentley Agrees To Plea Deal And Resigns Amid Scandal

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Alabama Governor Resigns Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

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