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

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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Dr. David Gilder gives Sally Johnson a checkup at the Mallory Community Health Center in Tchula, Miss. Dave Anderson/Oxford American hide caption

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Mississippi Losing The War With Obesity

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Vicksburg, Miss., Prepares For Flood

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Wye Oak performing Dinosaur Jr.

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Flooding Surges Down Mississippi River

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Residents who were left homeless after last week's tornado find shelter at the Belk Activity Center on Monday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Ted Leo performing Minor Threat

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South Picks Up The Pieces After Deadly Tornadoes

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The Linwood neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly four decades. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Scattered Across Ala. City: Broken Homes, Memories

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Tornado Outbreak Leaves Wide Path Of Destruction

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Monsignor Frederic Brunet blesses the boat the Maycie Brooke before climbing aboard the vessel to begin the boat blessing parade, in Chauvin, La. William Widmer for NPR hide caption

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After Oil Spill, Shrimpers Hope For Blessed Season

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