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Jeff Katz
March 05, 2020 - 12:29 pm
A Mississippi man has been arrested after allegedly orchestrating a hate crime hoax. The next Jussie Smollett? Read more below!
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From left, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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AP News
February 26, 2020 - 2:49 pm
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120...
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Jackson, Miss., homeowners use shovels to work their way through Pearl River floodwater in this Jackson, Miss., neighborhood Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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WRVA News
February 17, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Severe Mississippi Weather
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AP News
October 03, 2019 - 2:55 pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Eight-seven parachuting soldiers were blown into trees, 32 were injured and 18 of them hospitalized, including one who suffered a broken back during a night training exercise at a Mississippi military training center, officials said Thursday. The soldiers were among 650...
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Jeff Katz
August 08, 2019 - 4:53 pm
After ICE agents arrested 680 illegal immigrants working across seven different food processing plants in Mississippi, a local reporter tweeted out photos and a video of weeping children lamenting that their parents had been taken away. More images as volunteers try to feed the kids donated food...
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August 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of immigrant workers have been released a day after being detained in the largest immigration raid in a decade in the United States. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials say 680 people were arrested in Wednesday's raids. But...
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Jeff Katz
August 08, 2019 - 11:11 am
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 680 illegal immigrants that had been working between seven different food processing plants in Mississippi, according to Breitbart News. It was the largest single-state raid in the United States and the largest raid of a workplace in 11...
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July 30, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said. Southaven Police Chief Macon...
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Jeff Katz
June 22, 2019 - 11:25 am
Joe Biden has taken a lot of heat in the past week for his relationships with segregationalist senators during his time in the Senate, and Friday, it got worse for the Democratic presidential frontrunner. On Friday, old letters Biden wrote to Mississippi Democratic Senator James Eastland thanking...
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May 30, 2019 - 1:55 pm
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other...
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