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Tornado Leaves Long Path of Destruction in South

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:00pm
The National Weather Service said survey teams were deployed to north Mississippi after an unseasonable “long-track” tornado that traveled 130 miles.

Severe Weather Across South and Midwest Kills at Least 6

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:00pm
Tornado warnings were issued in more than a dozen states on Wednesday, and deaths were reported in Mississippi and Arkansas as search-and-rescue operations began.

Severe Weather in South and Midwest Kills at Least 4

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:00pm
Tornado warnings were issued in more than a dozen states on Wednesday, and deaths were reported in Mississippi and Arkansas as search-and-rescue operations began.

Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 11:00pm
The case presents an important question that several judges have urged the Supreme Court to decide: When may students be punished for things they say outside of school?

‘Verbatim: Follow the Chicken’

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:00pm
In this dramatization of legal transcripts, lawyers struggle to keep a deposition on track as their plaintiff digresses into stories about his chickens.

Review: In ‘Dixieland,’ an Ex-Convict Is Sorely Tempted

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:00pm
Hank Bedford’s atmospheric film, set in Mississippi, focuses on a man who is trying to make a fresh start but is nonetheless lured by the prospect of easy money.

Justices Weigh Power of Indian Tribal Courts in Civil Suits

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:00pm
The case arose over a claim of molestation against the manager of a store on tribal land and whether a tribal court could rule in the suit.

How I Learned to Hunt

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 11:00pm
In Mississippi, a novice hunter who had long wanted to learn to shoot game birds on the wing, attempts to live up to a family legacy that skipped a generation.

Mississippi: Diner Worker Killed Over Smoking Policy

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:00pm
A customer shot an employee at a Waffle House restaurant after she asked him not to smoke.

Indiana: Barrier to Keep Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes Is Near Completion

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:00pm
A nearly two-mile-long earthen berm through a northeastern Indiana marsh that is designed to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is almost complete, months after heavy rains temporarily halted the project.

Mississippi House Race Comes Down to One Deciding Straw

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:00pm
An improbable tie in a high-stakes legislative contest between Blaine Eaton II and Mark Tullos will be settled under a statute that calls for drawing straws.

Concussions Ended His Football Dreams. Now, at 24, He Helps Others Achieve Theirs.

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:00pm
Clint Trickett, a former West Virginia quarterback, had to retire from college football, but he still loves the game, coaching at a community college in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Flag

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 11:00pm
A theologian writes that it is time for Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature to show moral courage and remove a symbol of oppression.

A Bit of Housekeeping Removes a Confederate Flag in a U.S. Capitol Building

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:00pm
A Mississippi Confederate battle flag is removed for a renovation of a House hallway, and it might never return.

First-Time Tour Winner

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 11:00pm
Peter Malnati shot a five-under-par 67 to win a rain-soaked Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 11:00pm
With the closing of the polls on Tuesday night, what could turn out to be last battle over the Confederate battle flag in Mississippi has begun in earnest.

Sweet Home Mississippi

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 11:00pm
When an Englishman relocates to the rural South, he learns to love his adopted home and embrace its glorious contradictions.

Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:00pm
In one of the most closely watched referendums in the country, voters repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance, handing gay rights supporters a stinging defeat.

Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:00pm
Matt Bevin, a political novice, surprised some Republicans who thought he was too far outside the mainstream to defeat the Democrat, Attorney General Jack Conway.

Georgia: Dozens Arrested Over Sex-Trafficking

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:00pm
Raids on a network of sex traffickers around the Southeast resulted in more than two dozen arrests and the rescues of women forced into prostitution.

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