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Madness in Mississippi as Rebels and Bulldogs Knock Off Top-10 Teams

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Mississippi and Mississippi State did not disappoint on a big day for the state’s college football programs, each scoring an upset over an undefeated opponent.

In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Civil liberties groups have filed a federal class action lawsuit charging that inmates at the jail in Scott County, Miss., are “indefinitely detained” and denied counsel.

Mississippi Death Row Appeal Highlights Shortcomings of Bite-Mark Identifications

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Eddie Lee Howard Jr. was convicted of murder largely because of what many experts call a far-fetched match of his teeth to purported bite wounds.

In the Running for a Young People's Literature Prize

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.

Mississippi Sounds Live on in New Musicians

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:00pm
“Take Me to the River” looks to the past and the future of a vanishing musical legacy.

1964: Mississippi Integrates Schools

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:00pm
From the International Herald Tribune archives: African-American pupils attend public school in Mississippi for the first time in 1964.