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

U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel prepared to airlift a girl with head injuries to an offshore medical facility last week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military says it halted flights carrying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States on Wednesday. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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S.C. Voter Reflects On Obama's First Year

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New Orleans May Elect First White Mayor In Decades

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Are Blue Dogs An Endangered Species?

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State Attorneys General Question Health Care Bill

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Washington, Alabama Fight Over Tanker Contract

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NOLA Mayoral Hopefuls: We're Not Ray Nagin

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Book Highlights Quirks Of La. Cajun Swamp Town

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St. Bernard Parish (shown Feb. 23, 2006) languished until recently — and now that residents are rebuilding, there's controversy over low-income rentals. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Revived La. Parish Faces Fight Over Race

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FDA Bows To Pressure From Fans Of Raw Oysters

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King's Legacy Key In Group's Leadership Vote

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Politicians Take Sides In Boeing, Northrop Tanker Bid

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Construction crews work on a new home built by the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, May 2009. More than four years after Hurricane Katrina, much of the city remains in survival mode. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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In New Orleans, Uneven Recovery Awaits Obama

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