Debbie Elliott

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

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Paula Deen's Restaurant, Site Of Seafood And Slurs, Shuts Down

Friday, April 04, 2014

The restaurant at the center of a lawsuit involving celebrity chef Paula Deen has closed. Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House in Savannah, Ga., surprised employees by handing out fin...

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The lives of fishermen in Alaska were forever changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago. They're still haunted by litigation, bankruptcy and herring that haven't returned.

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25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

Monday, March 24, 2014

The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

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E-Cigarette Critics Worry New Ads Will Make 'Vaping' Cool For Kids

Monday, March 03, 2014

As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.

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A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The towers framing the majestic roof of Centennial Baptist Church reach for the heavens near downtown Helena, Ark. The elaborate red brick church stands out in a neighborhood that's seen better days, given the boarded-up homes and businesses nearby.

But a closer look reveals that the century-old church has seen ...

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For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk

Saturday, December 21, 2013

As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in.

On a breezy December morning, a work crew is scouring the ...

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Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer

Friday, November 22, 2013

The state of Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South.

Jemison's body lay in repose at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, where Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said he will be ...

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A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Voters in Alabama's 1st congressional district are getting a glimpse of the factions vying for control of the Republican Party as two GOP candidates face off in a special election Tuesday.

Former state Sen. Bradley Byrne, the top vote-getter in a crowded September primary, and grassroots conservative Dean ...

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Congress Honors Victims Of Infamous Alabama Church Bombing

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On Tuesday, Congress will bestow its highest civilian honor — posthumously — on the young victims of a deadly Alabama church bombing from the civil rights era.

The Congressional Gold Medals for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley come 50 years after the black girls were ...

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A Children's Author Wrangles A Cowboy Soundtrack

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Children's book author Sandra Boynton knows her way around Music Row. We meet in singer-songwriter Ben Folds' studio, which is part of the old RCA Victor Nashville Sound Studios — birthplace of recordings by the likes of Dolly Parton and Joe Cocker.

"First built by Chet ...

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Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's been eight years to the day since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. To mark the anniversary, NPR revisits neighborhood activist and curator Ronald Lewis, a New Orleans resident whom Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep regularly checked in with in the months after the storm.

"Unbelievable." That's how then-displaced ...

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