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'Un(re)solved' exhibit focuses on civil rights-era killings

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights ...

Mississippi argues Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive o...

Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will...

Mississippi marker honors 2 Black men killed by Klan in 1964

MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Friends and relatives gathered Thursday in a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi to dedicate a new state historical marker honoring two young Black men who were kidnapped and...

Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday fa...

Mississippi welfare payments increasing 3 months early

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is increasing the nation's lowest welfare payments three months earlier than expected, the state Department of Human Services said Friday. Starting ...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and pre...

Mississippi to increase lowest welfare payments in the US

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will increase the lowest monthly welfare payments in the nation under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state's Republican governor. Mississip...

Mississippi rewrites 'confusing' COVID-19 scheduling script

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Health Department is rewriting a “confusing” script that employees and contractors read to people scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments by phone after a pr...

Mississippi governor set to sign transgender sports limit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams. Missis...

Mississippi's capital city closer to resolving water service

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Running water has been restored to most parts of Mississippi's capital city, three weeks after the majority of Jackson homes and businesses lost service during a winter storm tha...

Mississippi gov will sign bill limiting transgender athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday he will soon sign a bill to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools...

Mississippi close to putting limits on transgender athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities. The bill heads to Repu...

Mississippi told to pay $500K to wrongfully imprisoned man

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is ordering the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years and was tried six times in a quadruple murder case. ...

Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains

DALLAS (AP) — A winter storm dropping snow and ice also sent temperatures plunging across the southern Plains, prompting a power emergency in Texas a day after conditions canceled flights and impacted...