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Debbie Elliott

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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Friday, December 05, 2014

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Pentagon says reports of sexual assault in the military are up. But some argue that's a sign of progress: more people who've suffered a sexual assault have felt they could report the incident, rather than keep it quiet.

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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The 87-year-old former Democratic governor and convicted felon is in a congressional runoff with Republican Garrett Graves and voters will decide between the two on Saturday.

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Sparks Lawsuit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.

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Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

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The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.

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La. Has Become Redder Since Sen. Mary Landrieu Took Office

Monday, November 03, 2014

The battle for control of the Senate is coming down to fewer than a dozen states around the nation, with Republicans hoping that leads in pre-election polls last through Tuesday. One key potential pickup for Republicans is Louisiana, where Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is facing a tough challenge.

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

Friday, October 31, 2014

There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.

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Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

Friday, October 24, 2014

In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.

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In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The senator's opponents are tying her to President Obama's unpopular health care and other policies, while she tries to focus on how she's different. Her race will help decide control of the Senate.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

Friday, October 10, 2014

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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As Populations Shift, Democrats Hope To Paint The Sun Belt Blue

Friday, October 03, 2014

Democrats see an opportunity in the South's changing demographics — particularly in states with growing Hispanic communities, lots of unregistered black voters and migration from other states.

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

Friday, September 26, 2014

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.

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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Explores An American Family's Demons

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.

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Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

Friday, September 05, 2014

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.

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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.

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Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Two Massachusetts girls were knocked into the water by a shark while kayaking near Plymouth. After half an hour in the ocean, they were finally picked up by the harbor master.

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