Debbie Elliott

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Unprecedented Flooding Batters Louisiana; Rescue Efforts Underway

Monday, August 15, 2016

The state is drenched by what the governor has called an "unprecedented and historic flooding event." He has declared a state of emergency, and at least four people have been killed by the floods.


Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Removal From The Bench

Monday, August 08, 2016

Chief Justice Roy Moore is fighting to keep his job. He's accused of judicial ethics violations for ordering probate judges to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.


Alabama Considers Parole For Birmingham Church Bomber

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Thomas Blanton Jr., 78, was convicted in 2001 of murdering four girls in the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church. Family members of the victims oppose his parole.


Biden Says Baton Rouge Officers' Deaths Had A Wide Impact

Friday, July 29, 2016

Amid calls in the community for healing, Vice President Joe Biden attended a memorial service in Baton Rouge, La., for three law enforcement officers killed July 17. He said their deaths "touched the soul of the entire nation."


The Latest On Baton Rouge: A City In Healing

Saturday, July 23, 2016

As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.


Mourners Gather At Funeral For Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer

Friday, July 22, 2016

A funeral for Baton Rouge, La., police officer Matthew Gerald is set for Friday. Gerald was one of three officers killed in an ambush on July 17.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.