Mississippi

Walmart, the nation's largest retailer and major seller of firearms, has been the scene of two recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi. HLN's Caroline Woods reports.
CNN
August 05, 2019 - 8:29 am
By Clare Duffy, CNN Business (CNN) -- Last year, Dick's Sporting Goods ended the sale of semi-automatic, assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines after a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people. It also raised the age for purchasing weapons from 18 to 21. Walmart, despite a...
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Paramedics offer medical attention after a shooting at a Walmart store Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Southaven, Miss.
Brandon Dill/AP Photo
July 30, 2019 - 1:46 pm
By Adrian Sainz, Associated Press SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said. Southaven Police Chief Macon...
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Fraternity members suspended over Emmett Till photo
CNN
July 26, 2019 - 10:11 am
By Nicole Chavez and Jamiel Lynch, CNN (CNN) — Three white University of Mississippi students have been suspended from their fraternity after a photo showing them posing with guns in front of a sign memorializing Emmett Till surfaced earlier this week. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division...
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A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP
July 15, 2019 - 9:57 am
By Rebecca Santana and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans from catastrophic flooding, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean."...
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Jalana Furlough carries her son Drew Furlough as Terrian Jones carries Chance Furlough on Belfast Street near Eagle Street in New Orleans after flooding from a tropical wave system in the Gulf Mexico that dumped lots of rain in Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Matthew Hinton/AP Photo
July 11, 2019 - 8:08 am
By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and...
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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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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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