Mississippi

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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Left: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.; Right: democratic challenger Mike Espy
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis and Rogelio V. Solis
November 12, 2018 - 10:34 am
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in...
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Otis Rush performing at Notodden bluesfestival, Norway, in 1997.
Svein M Agnalt / Wikimedia Commons
September 29, 2018 - 11:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Rush succumbed to complications from a stroke he suffered...
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Volleyball courts on Lummus Park Beach, South Beach are empty as a tropical storm warning was issued for the Miami Beach, Fla., area on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP
September 04, 2018 - 7:09 am
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which was forecast to become the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year. Just hours before the...
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In this Aug. 9, 2018 photo, Eberlene King poses with a photograph of her brother William Roy Prather when he was about 15-years-old at her home in Doraville, Ga.
AP Photo/John Bazemore
August 21, 2018 - 1:31 pm
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face. "His eyes ... were hanging out," King...
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Left: Emmett Louis Till. Right: Carolyn Byant
AP Photo/File; AP Photo/Gene Herrick, File
July 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice...
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subtropical depression Alberto
CNN
May 29, 2018 - 8:11 am
By Madison Park and Darran Simon, CNN (CNN) -- Alberto was downgraded to a subtropical depression Monday night, after drenching the Southeast with rain and killing at least two people. Despite weakening to a depression, the threat from Alberto remained from possible flooding and heavy rains. Storm...
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