Debbie Elliott

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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.


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.


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 o...


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.


Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a spa...


'Teenie' Hodges, A Sculptor Of Al Green's Sultry Sound, Passes Away

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A key architect of Memphis soul passed away this week. Guitarist and songwriter Mabon "Teenie" Hodges helped create the smooth, sultry sound made famous by singer Al Green.


Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea ...


Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, 76, managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.


Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator

Friday, June 20, 2014

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran faces a tough runoff election against challenger Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator. Mississippi voters will decide whether Cochran gets a chance at a seventh term.


Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fifty years ago, three civil rights workers were killed by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. Organizers who pushed for justice then are now educating youth so they can continue to call for change.


Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'

Thursday, June 05, 2014

After decades of trying to ignore the turbulent summer of 1964, when a campaign to register black voters was met with violent resistance, Mississippi is now embracing its history.


In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.


In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel is struggling to stay on message after his supporters allegedly exploited longtime GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife.


Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Minors can't buy cigarettes in the U.S., but they can farm tobacco. A new Human Rights Watch report says the practice is hazardous; cigarette makers say there are some safe roles for kids on farms.


In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.


Torrential Rains Latest Severe Weather To Strike The South

Thursday, May 01, 2014

After days of storms that dropped massive amounts of rain on the South, floods are sweeping across the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast.


High Court Ruling Revives Law Against Out-Of-State Pollution

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. R...


Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Severe storms have hit Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing more than 30 people and leveling buildings throughout the South.


Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open

Monday, April 28, 2014

A dispute over a state law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Critics say such laws create a de facto ban on abortion.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.