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Looking at Appalachia Anew

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:00am
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.

Justice Reform in the Deep South

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:00pm
Important progress has been shown in enacting much-needed changes in state prison systems.

Mississippi: Fifth Arrest in Officers’ Killings

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00pm
A fifth person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two police officers last weekend.

Slain Hattiesburg Police Officers Are Memorialized

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:00pm
The memorial service came two days after the two officers were shot to death during a traffic stop.

Two Police Officers Are Shot and Killed in Mississippi

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Today in Politics: Clinton to Call for a Path to Citizenship

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:06am
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.

U.S. Liable in New Orleans-Area Flooding

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Surge in Hospital Visits Linked to a Drug Called Spice Alarms Health Officials

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:00pm
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 Gulf, Still at Risk

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

1965: Mississippi Floods New Areas

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:14am
From the International Herald Tribune archives: Mississippi flooding displaces thousands in 1965.

To Become a Bridge

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:00pm
A first-gen student’s journey.

Mississippi: Two More Sentenced in Hate Crime Death

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

University of Mississippi Chief, Whose Ouster Led to Protests, Rejects Offer to Stay

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Mississippi: Man Charged in Noose Display

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Documenting the Blues in the Mississippi Delta

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:00am
A love of the blues led Margo Cooper to explore the Mississippi Delta, where she has photographed and interviewed the people behind the music.

Thousands Protest Plan to Oust University Chief in Mississippi

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Officials Urge Patience as Hanging of Black Man Is Investigated in Mississippi

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

$200 Million to Help Food Stamp Recipients Find Jobs

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:00pm
Pilot projects in 10 states will train recipients and offer services like transportation and child care, the Obama administration announced on Friday.

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.

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