Debbie Elliott

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#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...


A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

Monday, May 04, 2015

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.


5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.


5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Monday, April 20, 2015

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.


E-Cigarettes Grow In Popularity Among Teen Students, Survey Says

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.


Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

Friday, March 27, 2015

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.


Investigation Continues Into Crash Of Blackhawk Military Helicopter In Fla.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Authorities in the Florida Panhandle are trying to find out why a military Black Hawk helicopter crashed overnight. All 11 people on board are believed to have died.


50 Years Later, Thousands Commemorate Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Monday, March 09, 2015

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people from around the country packed onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a peaceful pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.


Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

Sunday, March 08, 2015

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50 Years Ago, Selma's Bloody Sunday Sparked Voting Rights Act

Monday, March 02, 2015

In 1965, peaceful marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Selma has become a rallying cry for equal rights around the world.


New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.


Ala. Governor Apologizes To Indian Government In 'Excessive Force' Case

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government and one of its citizens, Sureshbhai Patel, for a police officer's "unfortunate use of excessive force" in an incident near Huntsville.


Ruling May Force Ala. Probate Judges To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.


Federal Judge May Clarify Confusion In Ala. Gay Marriage Standoff

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to prevent same-sex marriage from taking hold in his state despite a ruling from a federal judge that would allow it. A hearing is scheduled in Mobile Thursday.


After Ruling, Alabama Faces Hodgepodge Of Same-Sex Marriage Policies

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gay rights advocates have asked a federal court to order probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Alabama Joins 36 States In Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.


Ala. Chief Justice Stirs Controversy Before Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

Friday, February 06, 2015

On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.


Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them.


BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


U.S. District Judge To Calculate BP's Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.