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Mississippi: State in the United States
Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 United States. Mississippi is bordered to the north by Tennessee, to the east by Alabama, to the south by the Gulf of Mexico, to the southwest by Louisiana, and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in Mississippi and the 95th-most populous in the United States.

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Baby Trump balloon knifed, Greta gets a mural, wild horses rounded up: News from around our 50 states

Great white sharks heading to Florida for winter, Mississippi city rededicating monument at national park on Civil War battlefield, and more
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Lawmakers grill ICE official on Mississippi immigration raids

An official told lawmakers he didn't know how many children remain separated from their parents months after an ICE raid in Mississippi
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Videos for Mississippi


Pathetic 'poor bastard': Trump reacts to O'Rourke leaving race [Video]Pathetic 'poor bastard': Trump reacts to O'Rourke leaving race

Beto O'Rourke has ended his 2020 election campaign. At a rally in Mississippi on Friday, President Trump belittled his former opponent and the "sick" media coverage of congressional Democrats'..

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Here's the latest for Wednesday November 6th: Kentucky Gov. race too close to call; Republican elected Mississippi Governor; Mexican Foreign Minister visits site where 9 US citizens were killed; Gordon..
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Republican wins competitive Mississippi gov. race

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been elected Governor of Mississippi. He defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor's race since 2003. (Nov. 6)  
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Election takeaways: What we learned from Kentucky, Virginia, and Mississippi

Democrats appear to have won the Kentucky governor's race but Trump's allies said a flawed GOP candidate - not the president - was to blame for the poor showing.
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Republican Tate Reeves wins Mississippi's governor's race

Defeating Democrat Jim Hood
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Democrats could gain control in Virginia state legislature

Voters will soon decide the outcome of key elections in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi. In the Virginia state Senate and House, all of the seats are up for re-election. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Election Day 2019: Which Races to Watch and What Time Polls Close

Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi have major races that will signal the intensity of Republican support for President Trump and the degree of Democratic strength in the suburbs.
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White nationalist flag filmed at lynching memorial

People carrying a white nationalist flag were recorded on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi. (Nov. 4)  
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Virginia’s Legislature Is Up for Grabs. It’s a Referendum on Trump.

Off-year elections on Tuesday in Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi will give the president his last multistate report card before 2020.
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White supremacists seen filming in front of Emmett Till memorial

A group of white supremacists were seen filming a propaganda video in front of the Emmett Till memorial in Mississippi before setting off alarms. WJTV's Gerald Harris reporting.
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Trump and Pence hit the road ahead of impeachment proceedings

President Trump and Vice President Pence are on the road this weekend trying to rally support in upcoming elections. Pence was in Virginia speaking at a Republican “Get Out the Vote” event...
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Tight race expected in Mississippi governor's contest

President Trump traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi, to rally support for the Republican candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Reeves is running against Attorney General Jim Hood, the..
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'Louisiana, I'll see you tonight': Trump tweets he's visiting Louisiana Friday - but he's going to Mississippi

Trump tweeted, "Louisiana, I'll see you tonight." But his schedule says he's holding a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. The tweet has since been deleted.
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Trump Tells Louisiana ‘I’ll See You Tonight.’ He’s Going to Mississippi.

In a Twitter post that was quickly deleted, the president promoted a rally and a candidate from a neighboring state.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on her father RFK

Fifty years after his assassination, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is remembered by his oldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about his visit to poverty-stricken..
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Milepost: Reopening the Emmett Till murder case

The Justice Department confirmed this week that, based on unspecified "new information," it is re-opening the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago who was kidnapped..
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The Golden Triangle

Joe Max Higgins is credited with generating about 6,000 manufacturing jobs in Mississippi's Golden Triangle, one of the poorest areas in the country. How's he doing it? Bill Whitaker reports.
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Chess Country

Grade-school chess teams from Franklin County, Mississippi, blow past stereotypes about who can play chess and win national recognition. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
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Watch live: Trump rallies supporters in Mississippi

The state voted overwhelmingly for the president in 2016
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Trump on his treatment of Christine Blasey Ford at rally: "It doesn't matter. We won."

President Trump tells 60 Minutes if he hadn't made a speech in Mississippi in which he imitated Christine Blasey Ford, his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, would not have been confirmed. When..
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Mississippi lawyer: We set up an immigration triage center after ICE raids

Jeremy Litton, a Mississippi immigration lawyer, tells CBSN's "Red & Blue" about the so-called "immigration triage center" he helped set up in the wake of Wednesday's massive ICE raids. Government..
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Bulletproof memorial to Mississippi civil rights icon Emmett Till replaces vandalized sign

A new, 500-pound reinforced steel memorial honoring slain civil rights icon Emmett Till was dedicated in Mississippi. Past signs were vandalized.
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After terrifying ICE raid, Mississippi is still fighting back

Families are still separated, and lawyers are still pushing back against slanted justice system
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23 Paratroopers Injured in Training Exercise in Mississippi

A training exercise involving 650 United States Army paratroopers went awry Wednesday night, leaving at least 23 injured.
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22 paratroopers at Camp Shelby were injured after high winds blew them into pine trees

At least 22 paratroopers were injured after missing their drop zone and falling into pine trees at Camp Shelby in Mississippi
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22 soldiers injured in parachuting exercise at Mississippi's Camp Shelby

A mishap during a military parachute exercise injured at least 22 soldiers at a major training ground for U.S. troops. About 650 soldiers were taking part in a night parachute jump at Camp Shelby in..
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Army paratroopers hurt during training jump at Mississippi base

At least 22 landed in trees away from their target zone at Camp Shelby after jumping from C-132 transport plane, officials said; no injury was considered life-threatening
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Multiple injuries reported in training accident at Camp Shelby in Mississippi

Multiple injuries were reported late Wednesday night after something went wrong during a training exercise at Camp Shelby.
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'I never thought something like this would happen to me': Racist graffiti stuns Mississippi restaurant owner

Vikki Layne’s, a popular restaurant in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was vandalized and a racial slur was written on a bathroom mirror.
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Two vehicles were stolen in Mississippi. Then they crashed into each other, police say

Per Jackson police, a vehicle was stolen from a south Jackson gas station around 4 a.m. It collided with another stolen vehicle, a silver Mercedes SUV.
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Chicken plants lured them. Feds jailed them. How Mississippi's immigration crisis unfolded

Many of the undocumented immigrants have helped build poultry into Mississippi's richest agricultural commodity.  
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MS school bus crash: Driver dead, 8 children hurt

A school bus driver is dead and eight children have injuries after a school bus rolled over in northern Mississippi. Police at the scene said it's unclear if the driver died due to a medical condition..
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Mississippi man pleads guilty to cross burning, sentenced to 11 years in federal prison

Louie Revette pleaded guilty in April for his part in burning a cross outside the home of a black family in Seminary, Mississippi.  
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Driver killed, 7 students injured in school bus crash

Seven students injured when Mississippi school bus goes off highway and rolls into ditch, police say
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Walmart halts ammunition sales for assault-style rifles; Kroger calls for gun safety

Walmart Inc, the nation's largest retailer, said on Tuesday it would stop selling ammunition for handguns and some assault-style rifles in all its stores across the United States, and called for action..
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Mississippi wedding venue cites 'Christian belief' in refusing interracial couple

The business owner has since apologized after being captured on video saying she wouldn't allow an interracial couple to get married at her venue.
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Interracial couple turned away at wedding venue over 'Christian belief'

A couple was turned away from a wedding venue in Mississippi because they were interracial.  
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U.S. Gulf Coast refinery operators keep an eye on Hurricane Dorian

Chevron Corp's 356,440 barrel-per-day Pascagoula, Mississippi, refinery is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
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Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Now, a new app honors his memory

Emmett Till, 14, was abducted Aug. 28, 1955, three days after Carolyn Bryant Bonham said he grabbed and wolf-whistled at her.  
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Video, reports of machines automatically changing votes in Mississippi GOP Governor runoff

There have been at least three instances of voting machines changing a voter's selection to a different candidate in the state's runoff for governor.
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Mississippi Voters to Decide Republican Nominee for Governor

Tuesday’s primary runoff pits the state’s lieutenant governor against a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court who supports expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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Mississippi holds runoff to choose GOP gubernatorial nominee

Second-term Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves or retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. face off in the GOP runoff Tuesday
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A Former Trump Hotel Partner Is Charged With Felony Theft

A Mississippi hotelier who previously collaborated with the Trump Organization is accused of stealing luggage from an airport. He told the police he did it “for the thrill.”
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'I thought she was going to die': Parents separated from children after Mississippi ICE raids

More than two weeks after massive ICE raids in Mississippi, multiple parents of young children remain in detention.
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Mississippi professor, who went to Georgetown Prep with Brett Kavanaugh, sues HuffPost

A Mississippi professor alleges in the suit that he was defamed because of false assertions that he, while a student attending the same high school as Brett Kavanaugh, helped supply illegal drugs.
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'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

As a lockdown at this Mississippi prison enters its seventh month, violence is rampant. It's "not a sustainable situation," ACLU official says. Others agree.
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Latino celebrities in U.S. issue plea to 'speak out loudly against hate'

Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass..
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