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Sizing Up Senator Thad Cochran Alongside Tomatoes, Pies and Cows

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:00pm
Mississippi voters came to hear Mr. Cochran give his stump speech at the Neshoba County Fair, a 125-year-old tradition that signifies the beginning of the general election season.

Federal Court Blocks Closing of Sole Mississippi Abortion Clinic

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
A three-judge panel ruled that in closing the clinic, the state would have shifted its constitutional obligations to neighboring states.

Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic: Still Standing

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:14pm
Judges didn’t buy the argument that Mississippi women can just cross state lines to obtain an abortion.

Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Many scientists say capturing the carbon that spews from power plants and locking it away is necessary to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

Two Lives Collide, and End, at an Elvis Shrine

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Paul McLeod, the owner of the Graceland Too museum in Holly Springs, Miss., shot an intruder to death and then died two days later, apparently of natural causes.

Flaws in How Mississippi Reports Elections Add to Its Problems

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00pm
The complicated process of publishing certified results multiplies the possibility for errors and feeds conspiracy theories.

More Evidence That Thad Cochran Owes Runoff Win to Black Voters

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm
A close look at the numbers from Mississippi precincts supports the notion that black Democratic turnout, though small, tipped the balance.

Mississippi: Records Sought in Runoff

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm
State Senator Chris McDaniel asked the Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday for an emergency order forcing the Harrison County circuit clerk, Gayle Parker, to let him see original copies of poll books.

Dirty Tricks, Tea Party Suicide and Rising Mississippi Anger

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:00pm
The suicide of Mark Mayfield, one of the founders of the Mississippi Tea Party, has only deepened the enmity left by a divisive Republican primary.

Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
The apparent cure had raised the thrilling possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults.

F.B.I. Honors Office Opened Amid Struggle for Civil Rights

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
The 50th anniversary of the Jackson, Miss., field office was recalled with a ceremony addressing how the agency’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved since.