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John Hendrix illustrates Cahokia, the Native American “Manhattan” of early America and a collection of over 70 mounds and earthworks.
Days of extraordinary rainfall — some places recorded more than 20 inches in less than 72 hours — have led thousands of people to evacuate.
Residents in both states were taking stock of damage after a deluge of rain submerged roads and cars, washed out bridges and forced residents to flee their homes.
The delegate math of the Democratic primaries means long odds against catching up to Hillary Clinton, even if he continues to do better than polls predict.
Tuesday’s elections could have brought clarity to the race, but they only seemed to confirm that both parties will probably settle their nominations by battling for delegates well into the spring.
It’s another primary day. For Democrats, it’s another opportunity for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont to forge a path against Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, it’s a chance to try to blunt the front-runner, Donald J. Trump.
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio said he would beat Donald J. Trump in a two-man race, though it remains unclear how that might come about.
Recounting a family’s first trip to the big city from Mississippi, despite warnings that they were going to hate it.
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.
Child welfare advocates write that “children do best in families, so systems need to invest in finding and supporting foster families and relatives.”
The vote to unseat Blaine Eaton II, a Democrat, and replace him with his Republican rival, Mark Tullos, is likely to exacerbate a tension that defines much of modern-day policy making in the South.
The bulk of the record-setting heat, NASA and NOAA say, is from long-term planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.
With the vote, which replaces Blaine Eaton II with his Republican rival, Mark Tullos, the Republican Party gains a supermajority in the Mississippi House, which is the threshold needed to pass revenue-related bills.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders relied on the power of photographs to persuade, enrage and motivate.
After failing to comply to a 2004 lawsuit, Mississippi is trying to avoid becoming the first state to have its child welfare system put in receivership.