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Mississippi

  1. politics
    Why Mississippi Could Determine Who Controls the Senate and the Supreme CourtEverything could come down to a late-November special election runoff in the Magnolia State.
  2. 2018 elections
    Is Robert E. Lee a Hero? GOP Candidate’s Twitter Poll Isn’t Going as He HopedMississippi’s Chris McDaniel is sticking up for the Confederate general this week.
  3. Cindy Hyde-Smith Set to Be Mississippi’s Next U.S. SenatorA rural conservative and former Democrat, Hyde-Smith will get a tough challenge from right-winger Chris McDaniel and then from Democrat Mike Espy.
  4. reproductive rights
    Judge Temporarily Blocks Strictest Abortion Ban in CountryThis comes the day after Mississippi made it illegal to get an abortion after 15 weeks in most cases, including rape and incest.
  5. abortion rights
    Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Sues State Over New Restrictive Abortion LawJackson Women’s Health Clinic is fighting back against the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.
  6. reproductive rights
    The Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Bill Was Just Signed Into LawMost abortions after 15 weeks are banned, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
  7. abortion rights
    Mississippi Is Set to Pass the Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the U.S.Both the state’s House and Senate have passed the bill, and the Republican governor has indicated that he’ll sign it.
  8. Trump Endorses Another GOP Senator Facing a Perilous Primary BattleTrump unsuccessfully backed Alabama’s Luther Strange against a field of more Trumpian rivals. Now he’s making a similar play in Mississippi.
  9. McConnell Pitched a Scheme to Fill an Ailing Senator’s Seat: ReportIt involved the governor of Mississippi appointing himself to the Senate.
  10. The Republican Civil War Might Be Coming to Mississippi in 2018Senator Thad Cochran is rumored to be stepping down soon due to poor health. The race to replace him could get wild.
  11. Hurricane Nate Weakens to Tropical Storm After LandfallNo significant damage was reported along the central Gulf Coast, but the danger of flash flooding remains as the storm moves further inland.
  12. extreme weather
    Hurricane Nate Expected to Reach Category 2 Strength Before Striking Gulf CoastThe fast but intensifying storm will likely make landfall just east of New Orleans overnight Saturday.
  13. Man to Be First Person Sentenced of Federal Hate Crime for Transgender MurderJoshua Brandon Vallum pleaded guilty to murdering Mercedes Williamson in December.
  14. los angeles film festival
    Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, CapturedThis month’s expected Supreme Court decision could shut it down.
  15. segregation
    After 50 Years, Federal Court Orders Mississippi Town to Desegregate SchoolsIt took them long enough.
  16. vulture guides
    Will Beyoncé and Bieber Boycott North Carolina? Here’s who else has shows scheduled for North Carolina and Mississippi this spring.
  17. boycotts
    Tracy Morgan Cancels Comedy Show in Mississippi Over Anti-LGBTQ LawNorth Carolina isn’t the only state under fire for discrimination.
  18. Gay Rights
    Restaurant Bans Alligator to Protest Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT LawA Utah deli says it won’t use any ingredients from the Magnolia State.
  19. boycotts
    Bryan Adams Cancels Concert Over Anti-LGBTQ Law“I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”
  20. Gay Rights
    MS Restaurants Plan ‘Welcome’ Signs for GaysThe state’s hospitality group is also compiling an online directory of participating restaurants.
  21. lgbt rights
    Federal Judge Puts an End to Mississippi’s Ban on LGBT-Couple AdoptionsNow same-sex couples are free to adopt in all 50 states.
  22. Mississippi Isn’t Worried About BoycottsUnlike Georgia, it’s not vulnerable to pressure from Hollywood or major sports leagues.
  23. lgbt rights
    Mississippi Senate Passes Most Sweeping Anti-LGBT Legislation in the U.S.Just a week after North Carolina.
  24. early and often
    New Retirement Plan: Become an Elected Official in MississippiRetiring Mississippi lawmakers are allowed to pocket leftover campaign funds.
  25. talking about the weather
    At Least 4 Die, Thousands of Homes Damaged in Record Southern FloodingPresident Obama declared a “major disaster” in Louisiana.
  26. Hillary Clinton Wins Mississippi Democratic PrimaryNo surprises here.
  27. early and often
    GOP Candidates Have High Hopes for Tuesday’s Primaries — Except for Rubio Four Republican contests are mostly table-setters for the potentially decisive March 15 primaries.
  28. weather report
    Mississippi River Reaches Historic HeightsWe have never seen water this high.”
  29. luck of the draw
    Candidates Drew Straws in Tied Mississippi RaceThe Republican plans to appeal.
  30. Acts of God
    The End Is Nigh for IHOPNature has apparently decided it’s time to put an end to the pancake chain.
  31. confederate flag
    Ole Miss Takes Down State Flag Featuring Confederate EmblemStudents and faculty united in opposition to the symbol.
  32. crimes and misdemeanors
    Black Man’s Body Found Hanging From Tree in MississippiFederal officials are investigating.
  33. elections
    Tea Partier Claims He Won Mississippi PrimaryHe’d like to be named the winner, without another election.
  34. early and awkward
    Republican Senator Fondly Recalls Doing ‘Indecent Things With Animals’Thad Cochran strikes again.
  35. early and awkward
    Mississippi Passes Religious Freedom Bill; Anti-Gay Activists ThrilledCivil-rights groups worry it could be a cover for discrimination.
  36. Hooch
    Cops Bust Super-Productive Home Moonshine Operation in MississippiIt’s “significant tax fraud” to make your own.
  37. quotables
    Mark Ruffalo Writes Touchingly About AbortionWho knew?
  38. scapegoats
    Mississippi Governor Blames Low Literacy on Working MomsSigh.
  39. mysterious deaths
    Mississippi State Representative Found Shot to Death at Former Legislator’s HomeJessica Upshaw’s gunshot wound “appeared to be self-inflicted.”
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Family Believes Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate’s Murder Was a Hate CrimeThey say he was beaten, dragged, and set on fire.
  41. sad things
    Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Murdered?Marco McMillian was described as the first viable gay candidate for office in Mississippi history. 
  42. other states' embarrassments
    Mississippi Just Outlawed Slavery, Because MississippiYou are not helping your image, Mississippi.
  43. talking about the weather
    The Weather Isn’t Going to Give the U.S. a Break This WeekA tornado rips through southern Mississippi.
  44. pro-lifers
    ‘I Am a Feminist Because Jesus Made Me One’Meet the pro-lifers who call themselves “Jesus feminists.”
  45. Diversity
    Odd Promotions: Restaurants Offering Deals for Mixed-Race Dining PartnersMixed races mean slashed prices!
  46. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Gets You, SouthernersI like grits.”
  47. politics
    Mississippi, Ohio Vote Against Conservative LawsAnti-union and anti-abortion measures fell, giving Democrats some hope.
  48. Mediavore
    The Country Continues to Get Fat; Local Food Pantries Stressed By DemandIn a grim new report, it turns out Colorado is the only state with an obesity rate below 20%.
  49. extreme weather
    Tornadoes Kill Seventeen Throughout the SouthStorms are expected to continue throughout the region.
  50. haley barbour
    Now Haley Barbour Says He’ll Veto Plan to Honor KKK LeaderHow nice of him.
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