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Getty Images Announces 2015 Grant Winners

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:31pm
Photographers doing personal projects on social issues that often go overlooked received $10,000 each today from the 2015 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography.

60 Years Later, Echoes of Emmett Till’s Killing

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:00pm
A savage beating of a 14-year-old Chicago boy is a sadly familiar story to today’s young black people.

Mississippi’s Recovery After Katrina Holds Lessons for Policy Makers

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Mississippi: Judge Halts Executions

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Mississippi: Another Guilty Plea in Widening Prison Bribery Case

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:00pm
A second person was indicted on charges that kickbacks were paid to a former state corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts.

Birmingham Bounce: Raising the Minimum Wage in the South

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:05pm
By instituting a city-level minimum wage, Birmingham, Ala. could help pave the way for a higher federal minimum.

Locked in Solitary at 14: Adult Jails Isolate Youths Despite Risk

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Disbelief in Mississippi at How Far ISIS’ Message Can Travel

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Ted Cruz Grabs for the Limelight During Southern Tour

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00pm
In a zigzagging bus tour, Senator Ted Cruz flattered his audience with tributes to Southern culture and to the region’s growing political importance.

Mississippi Ban on Adoptions by Same-Sex Couples Is Challenged

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Newlyweds Are Accused of Planning to Join ISIS

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:00pm
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.

Ted Cruz Gets a Boost in Mississippi From a Tea Party Stalwart

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:23pm
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.

Mississippi: Two Face Charges of Trying to Join Militant Group

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:00pm
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.