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Debbie Elliott

Debbie Elliott appears in the following:

Cold Cases: Scores Of U.S. Civil Rights Murders Remain Unsolved

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Scores of civil rights murders remain unsolved by states and the Department of Justice. NPR explores how many cases remain open and the consequences that arise when an attorney general decides to close a case.

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State Prosecutor Closes 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

After more than 50 years, officials are closing the investigation into one of the most notorious murders of the civil rights era — the Ku Klux Klan killing of three Mississippi Freedom Summer workers.

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Scenes From Orlando: Residents Band Together In Wake Of Tragedy

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Orlando Strong has become a refrain in the city. Residents have pulled together in the wake of the attack.

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Orlando Doctors Recall Race To Treat Nightclub Shooting Victims

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Doctors, nurses and surgeons from the Orlando Regional Medical Center spoke out Tuesday about that terrible Sunday morning when dozens of nightclub shooting victims came to the hospital. A victim also described the scene inside the nightclub as the shootings happened.

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How A Shooting Changed Charleston's Oldest Black Church

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

One year after the deaths of a pastor and eight worshippers, the city's "Mother Emanuel" church is navigating its place as a symbol of the nation's ongoing struggle for racial justice.

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While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

It's been nearly a year since a gunman killed nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The attack shocked the community and exposed lingering racial tension.

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Top Alabama Lawmakers Embroiled In Political Scandal

Friday, May 27, 2016

Alabama has hit the trifecta of political scandal. Three top elected officials — one from each branch of government — are embroiled in controversy and could be forced from office.

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11 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Student Guidance

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its guidelines governing transgender students in schools.

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Transgender Rights, The New Front In The Culture Wars

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Transgender activists were part of the movement to legalize same-sex marriage. Now their rights are a new focus as states try to restrict access to public bathrooms.

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How A Cheating Man Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The story goes that a woman decided to punish her cheating partner by heaping hot pepper on his chicken. It ended up tasting really good, and now the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken is spreading.

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Is Donald Trump A Modern-Day George Wallace?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fueled by voter anger at a changing America, 50 years ago a pugnacious governor from Alabama made waves and got a lot of votes. Today, Wallace allies and family see Trump walking a similar path.

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Reverence And Rage: Southerners Battle Over Relics Of The Confederacy

Thursday, March 17, 2016

After the killing of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church last year, there's been a renewed push to take down Confederate symbols across the South. Still, not everyone agrees.

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Hillary Clinton Claims Dominant Win In Mississippi

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

African-American voters have consistently supported the former senator and secretary of State in the South, says Ron Elving, and that appears to be the case again tonight.

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Trump, Cruz Pay Attention To Mississippi Leading Up To GOP Primary

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

One of the states voting Tuesday is Mississippi, where Donald Trump is looking for the kind of success he's had elsewhere in the Deep South. Ted Cruz would like to chip away at Trump's delegate lead.

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Mississippi Debuts Grammy Museum

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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White Police Officer In Alabama Charged With Black Man's Death

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tensions are high in Montgomery, Ala., where authorities have arrested a white police officer for murder in the fatal shooting of a black man. Local officials are calling for a federal investigation.

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In Alabama's Rural Black Belt, An Uphill Climb For Bernie Sanders

Friday, February 26, 2016

Even though Sanders is breaking through in many places, Democrats in Greensboro, Ala. say they feel a connection to Hillary Clinton.

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Is The BP Oil Spill Settlement Money Being Well-Spent?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Gulf states are starting to spend the first of billions from BP's settlements and fines for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history — but not all the money is being used for restoration.

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Monday, February 08, 2016

Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

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Need A Public Defender In New Orleans? Get In Line

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Court-appointed lawyers say they are too understaffed and underfunded to handle the city's indigent caseload, so there's now a waiting list for felony suspects who can't afford their own lawyer.

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