Debbie Elliott

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Some Counties Stall On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

Same-sex marriage may be legal according to the Supreme Court, but some counties have yet to issue marriage licenses in the wake of Friday's ruling.


Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

Monday, June 22, 2015

The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.


'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charleston, S.C., is reeling in the aftermath of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a historic black church. At the church Friday, residents are coming to pay their respects.


Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass, reopens this week with exhibits that tell lesser-known stories about the "mother church of country music."


Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.


As States Ready Disaster Plans, Feds Urge Them To Consider Climate Change

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Several U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency of injecting "unnecessary, ideological-based red tape" into the disaster-preparedness process.

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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.