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Debbie Elliott

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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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Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Ban On Gay Marriage

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The decision marks the first time a federal court has upheld a gay marriage ban since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.

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Federal Court Deals A Victory For Opponents Of Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on gay marriage, ruling that the ban is constitutional. The decision marks a break from a series of victories in court for proponents of same-sex marriage.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.

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Episode 564: The Signature

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did it come from. And why are we still using it.

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.

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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Abortion Law

Monday, August 04, 2014

A federal judge has ruled an Alabama abortion law unconstitutional. The measure required doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. The ruling comes amid legal fights over just how far states can go to regulate abortion.

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Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past

Monday, July 21, 2014

Greg Iles sets his thrillers in the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss. His latest book, Natchez Burning, pulls from true stories of the racial violence that gripped the state 50 years ago.

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