Mississippi

The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
June 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to the members of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer/AP Photo, File
May 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and...
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Jackson Women's Health Organization
Rogelio V. Solis/AP
May 21, 2019 - 9:24 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com
April 26, 2019 - 3:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy has banned the Mississippi state flag from the annual flag-raising tradition at Liberty State Park. It will be replaced with an American flag. The tradition raises all state flags in the park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty from Jersey City, every...
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Robert Scott looks through a family Bible that he pulled out of the rubble Sunday, April 14, 2019, from his Seely Drive home outside of Hamilton, Miss., after an apparent tornado touched down Saturday night.
AP Photo/Jim Lytle
April 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
UPDATED: 11:57 p.m. (AP) — Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in...
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The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, part of the Pearl River Resort is lit in Philadelphia, Miss.
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo
December 26, 2018 - 1:06 pm
By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There's beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
November 28, 2018 - 8:11 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made...
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President Donald Trump and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., wave to supporters after arriving for a rally in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Thomas Graning
November 27, 2018 - 8:45 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican Senate appointee backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was...
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In this photo provided by WLBT-TV a noose hangs on a tree on the state capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
WLBT-TV via AP
November 26, 2018 - 6:13 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state's history of racist violence. The Mississippi Department of Public...
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Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., answers a question while Democrat Mike Espy, left, listens during their televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool
November 26, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is stumping in Mississippi on Monday for a Republican Senate appointee who wants voters to focus on her unwavering support for him, and not the racial questions that have made Tuesday's runoff election a much...
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