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The Mississippians of Cahokia

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 1:25pm
John Hendrix illustrates Cahokia, the Native American “Manhattan” of early America and a collection of over 70 mounds and earthworks.

Destruction Mounts as Floodwaters Engulf Louisiana

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:00pm
Days of extraordinary rainfall — some places recorded more than 20 inches in less than 72 hours — have led thousands of people to evacuate.

Louisiana and Mississippi Check Damage After Heavy Rain and Flooding

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

Bernie Sanders’s Win in Michigan Probably Won’t Change the Race

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

Primary Night Takeaways: Hillary Clinton Is Shaken and Donald Trump Roars Back

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

Voters Make Choices in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:00pm
Delegates and momentum were up for grabs in both the Republican and Democratic primary campaigns.

Michigan Leads Three Other States Into the Fray

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 6:00am
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.

John Kasich Says He Can Beat Donald Trump, One on One

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 2:57pm
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.

A New Yorker With a Southern Accent

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:00pm
Recounting a family’s first trip to the big city from Mississippi, despite warnings that they were going to hate it.

Regulatory Gaps Leave Unsafe Lead Levels in Water Nationwide

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:00pm
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures.

An Artist and a Poet Contemplate Race

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:00pm
Using graphite and ink, the artist George Condo captures the tension of Rachel Zucker’s poem.

The Improbable Rise of Mississippi Roast

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:00pm
How a humble, set-it-and-forget-it beef recipe went from family favorite to web sensation.

Child Welfare

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:00pm
Child welfare advocates write that “children do best in families, so systems need to invest in finding and supporting foster families and relatives.”

Mississippi Republicans Face Hard Tax Cut Choices

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:00pm
The bulk of the record-setting heat, NASA and NOAA say, is from long-term planetary warming caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases.

Republicans Gain Edge With Vote to Unseat Mississippi Democrat

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

Race, Civil Rights and Photography

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 2:00am
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders relied on the power of photographs to persuade, enrage and motivate.

Mississippi Fights to Keep Control of Its Beleaguered Child Welfare System

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 11:00pm
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.

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