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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Alabama's Controversial Immigration Law Takes Effect

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Men pray at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The congregation wants to build a bigger mosque to worship in, but has faced stiff opposition from citizens who fear the local Muslims have a political agenda. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

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Victim's Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

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Ala. Businesses Riled By State's New Immigration Law

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In June, marchers protested Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. The state's United Methodist, Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have sued, arguing the law that's set to take effect Sept. 1 violates their religious freedom. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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Clergy Sues To Stop Alabama's Immigration Law

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Bachmann Passes Test Of Iowa's Straw Poll

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GOP Voters In Iowa Weigh In On The Candidates

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Romney Stops By Iowa State Fair, Gets Heckled

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Valerie Moore's weight and poor eating habits caught up with her two years ago, when she had a stroke at age 26. Dave Anderson Photography hide caption

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Tackling Obesity Amid Poverty In A Mississippi County

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Campaigning In South Carolina? Bring Your Appetite

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Conservatives Gather For GOP Leadership Conference

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a law that makes many aspects of undocumented immigrants' lives potentially criminal activity. David Bundy/AP hide caption

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States Take Steps To Curtail Illegal Immigration

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Alabama storyteller and author Kathryn Tucker Windham celebrated her 90th birthday on June 1, 2008, outside the Selma-Dallas County Library in Selma, Ala. She died Sunday. She was 93. Alvin Benn/AP hide caption

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Kathryn Tucker Windham's Life Was Quite A Story

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

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