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

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

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Fannie Lou Hamer, a leader of the Freedom Democratic party, speaks before the credentials committee of the Democratic national convention in Atlantic City, N.J., on Aug. 22, 1964. AP hide caption

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

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Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group, launched a grass-roots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians. Brad Clark discusses the group's work in Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Abortion Law

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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

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'Teenie' Hodges, A Sculptor Of Al Green's Sultry Sound, Passes Away

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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

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A missing persons poster displays the photographs of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Henry Schwerner after they disappeared in Mississippi in June 1964. It was later discovered that they were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

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A new exhibit at the Mississippi state archives includes photographs, excerpts from journals and film clips documenting 1964's Freedom Summer. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'

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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

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Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who is seeking his seventh term, is in a heated primary race with a Tea Party-backed challenger. Supporters of his opponent are accused of conspiring to photograph Cochran's bedridden wife. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

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Eddie Ramirez, 15, outside his mobile home in Snow Hill, N.C. He's been working in tobacco fields during the summer for several years. Will Michaels for NPR hide caption

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Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

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