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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The courtroom in Sumner, Miss., where, in 1955, an all-white jury acquitted two white men in the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy. Langdon Clay hide caption

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6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew an estimated 30,000 people to a rally in Mobile, Ala., last month. He's one of several Republican candidates visiting the South — especially states like Alabama with early primaries. Getty Images hide caption

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The South Rises In Influence To Pick Republican Nominee

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Hunting Dogs Can Spend Eternity At The Coon Dog Cemetery

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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

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Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience

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Lower Ninth Ward Residents Remember When The Levees Failed New Orleans

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Angela Chalk looks at a home in New Orleans' 7th Ward that hasn't been touched since Hurricane Katrina. Chalk, the vice president of the 7th Ward neighborhood association, spends some of her free time tracking down and reporting dilapidated and abandoned properties. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

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On Aug. 30, 2005, a man walks past a shrimp boat that was blown up on the dock in Bayou la Batre, Ala., after Hurricane Katrina came through the area. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

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Then NAACP Chairman Julian Bond addresses the civil rights organization's annual convention in Detroit in 2007. Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond

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Chef Leah Chase, 92, here in the kitchen of Dooky Chase, had no qualms about rebuilding the restaurant her father-in-law opened in 1941 in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Restaurants Feed New Orleans' Recovery: 'I Knew I Had To Come Back'

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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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