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Black Man’s Body Found Hanging From Tree in Mississippi

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:00pm
The man was hanging by a bedsheet, said Sheriff Marvin Lucas of Claiborne County, who added that it had not yet been determined if hanging had been the cause of death.

1958 | Claude Sitton Goes to War

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:44am
David W. Dunlap remembers Claude Sitton, a Times reporter who covered the front lines of the civil rights movement. Mr. Sitton died this week.

Claude Sitton: An Eyewitness Account

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:00pm
The Times reporter Claude Sitton was often in the thick of events in the South during the tumultuous years of the civil rights movement.

Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Illinois

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:00pm
There were no reported injuries from the accident, but the authorities were recommending that residents evacuate a one-mile radius around the crash site.

Christopher Epps, Former Mississipi Prisons Chief, Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:00pm
Mr. Epps entered guilty pleas on two charges — money laundering conspiracy and filing a false tax return — as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Mississippi: 3 Sentenced to Prison in Racially Motivated Killing

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:00pm
Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in 2011 were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison after a hate crimes investigation.

Can We Reverse-Engineer the Environment?

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 11:00pm
Trying to undo the damage of our hubris.

Alan Nunnelee, G.O.P. House Member From Mississippi, Dies at 56

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:00pm
Mr. Nunnelee, a fiscal and social conservative, was first elected to Congress in the Republican wave of 2010.

Barges Sit for Hours Behind Locks That May Take Decades to Replace

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:00pm
More funding will be needed to modernize a decrepit system that was built mainly in the 1930s and is slowing commerce.

Mississippi, a Leader on Vaccination Rates, Stands by Strict Rules

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:00pm
A bill that would have created a new immunization exemption was heavily amended on Tuesday, leaving the state’s rigid requirements effectively intact.

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