News about Mississippi, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
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A savage beating of a 14-year-old Chicago boy is a sadly familiar story to today’s young black people.
Mississippi, which was directly hit by the hurricane, has proved a test case for officials trying to determine how to split up resources and whom to give government help.
A federal judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order blocking Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now.
A second person was indicted on charges that kickbacks were paid to a former state corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.
By instituting a city-level minimum wage, Birmingham, Ala. could help pave the way for a higher federal minimum.
A Mississippi 16-year-old is emblematic of juveniles across the nation, charged as adults, who endure protective isolation that experts say can lead to depression and other mental health problems.
The arrests of a young couple suspected of trying to travel from Mississippi to Syria to join the Islamic State have confounded their friends and neighbors.
In a zigzagging bus tour, Senator Ted Cruz flattered his audience with tributes to Southern culture and to the region’s growing political importance.
The ban is the only one of its kind in the nation, and experts say it is unlikely to hold up in court in the wake of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.
The couple were on their way to the airport in Columbus, Miss., on Saturday when they were arrested by F.B.I. agents after unwittingly making travel plans with undercover federal agents on social media.
State Senator Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party favorite whose popularity has alarmed Republican leaders, helped draw supporters to campaign stops by Senator Ted Cruz in Mississippi.
Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 19, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22 were arrested on charges that they tried to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group.