Mississippi

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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