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Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction In Curtis Flowers Case
A Mississippi prosecutor was accused of racial bias in jury selection in his sixth effort to convict Flowers for a 1996 quadruple killing.
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This Year's 'Dead Zone' Is Forecast To Be One Of The Gulf of Mexico's Largest
The oxygen-starved area, which kills marine life and habitats, is expected to be the size of Massachusetts.
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2 High-Profile Democratic Abortion Rights Opponents Are Raising Money Together
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who just signed a harsh anti-abortion law, is holding a fundraiser for Jim Hood, a Mississippi gubernatorial candidate.
Lawsuit Calls Mississippi's Way Of Choosing Governors Racist
"The scheme has its basis in racism — an 1890 post-Reconstruction attempt to keep African Americans out of statewide office," said former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Mississippi Campground Manager Fired For Pulling Gun On Black Couple Having Picnic
Jessica Richardson said Ruby Howell treated them like they were "a stray dog that's on your porch."
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
National Democrats Are Set To Help 2 Abortion Opponents Win Governorships
Progressives and abortion-rights supporters say the Democratic Governors Association shouldn’t help Democrats who break with the party line.
Mississippi Lawmaker Punched Wife For Not Undressing Quickly Enough For Sex: Police
The state's House speaker has already called for Rep. Douglas McLeod (R) to resign after he was arrested on a charge of drunkenly hitting his wife.
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'Heartbeat' Laws Could Ban Most Abortions Across Deep South
By Russ Bynum, AP
Like Mississippi and Georgia, Louisiana may soon pass a law that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Severe Weather Across The South Kills At Least 8
″It could have been much worse,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a news conference.
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How To Save Rescued Puppies: Ship Them North
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Demand for pets from animal shelters in the South will likely skyrocket as more states ban retail pet sales.
4 Dead After Hostage Standoff And Shooting In Mississippi
The standoff began as a domestic dispute.
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Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Was Member Of College Fraternity Under Fire For Racism
Some members of the fraternity donned blackface, wigs and Confederate flags.
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Why These Utilities Are Dialing Up Efforts To Bring High-Speed Internet To Rural America
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“Even the cellular service is bad. We literally have to call to say, ‘I sent you an email.’”
Schools That Were Segregation Academies Now Ban Pregnant And LGBTQ Students
These Mississippi schools also receive new public funding through state vouchers for private education.
Black Women Break Barriers In Mississippi With Historic Court Wins
"Maybe the citizens are no longer looking at gender but they’re looking strictly at qualifications," said one judge-elect.
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Cindy Hyde-Smith Proves Gender Equality Alone Isn’t Enough For Progress
The Senate has more women than ever, but Hyde-Smith won't be advancing their cause.
Cindy Hyde-Smith's Response To Whether She Regrets Racist Comments: 'I'm A Cowgirl'
She joked about public hangings and voter suppression during her campaign tour.
Cindy Hyde-Smith Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff Election
The GOP senator was the prohibitive favorite, although the backlash to her “hanging” remark gave Democrats some hope.
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What To Know About Mississippi's Senate Runoff Election
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy face off Tuesday.
GOP Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Repeated Sexist Jokes At 2011 Convention, Video Shows
In the newly unearthed video, the Senate hopeful from Mississippi retells jokes about wives being left outside or left for dead.
Trump Says He Looks Like Elvis And Twitter Users Get All Shook Up
“When I was growing up they said I look like Elvis,” the president told rally attendees in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Nooses Hung At Mississippi State Capitol Just Before Runoff Election (UPDATE)
A runoff election will decide if Mike Espy, a black man, can defeat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Is A 'White Supremacist,' Says Mississippi Rhodes Scholar
On the front page of The Oxford Eagle, Jaz Brisack slammed the senator and her "misogynist policies."
MLB Asks Cindy Hyde-Smith Campaign To Return $5,000 Donation: Report
The Mississippi senator has been heavily criticized for her remark about a ”public hanging.”
GOP Senator Who Made 'Hanging' Remark Attended 'Segregated' Academy
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith recently drew criticism for remarks condoning public hangings and the Confederacy.
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