News about Mississippi, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
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Fifty years after the war on poverty highlighted need in Appalachia, Roger May set out to dispel stereotypes and redefine how the region was portrayed in photographs.
A fifth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two police officers last weekend.
The officers were killed during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg on Saturday night, and a hunt was underway for a suspect who fled in the officers’ car, according to local news media.
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday will call for a path to citizenship for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, an apparent attempt to set a clear contrast with Republicans while appealing to a crucial bloc of Hispanic voters.
A judge ruled that the federal government must pay for Hurricane Katrina damage caused by the failure of a canal built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Health departments in three states have issued alerts about more users of the synthetic drug being rushed to hospitals, with some cases resulting in death.
The penalties BP will have to pay in restoration may finally give the Gulf of Mexico’s fragile ecosystem the long-term care it needs.
Two Mississippi women who were among a group of 10 people that repeatedly searched the streets of Jackson for black people to assault were sentenced Thursday to multiple years in federal prison.
Negotiations ended between Daniel W. Jones, who had been ousted as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, and schools officials, who had proposed a 2017 retirement.
A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges in connection with a noose put on a statue of James Meredith, the student who integrated the campus.
A love of the blues led Margo Cooper to explore the Mississippi Delta, where she has photographed and interviewed the people behind the music.
University of Mississippi students, employees and other supporters of Daniel W. Jones criticized the plan to change leaders as wrapped in secrecy and threatening to the future of a place that has often been central to the image of the state.
Two federal law enforcement officials suggested that the hanging of Otis James Byrd might have been a suicide, but other officials said it was too early draw conclusions.
Pilot projects in 10 states will train recipients and offer services like transportation and child care, the Obama administration announced on Friday.
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.