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Mississippi: State in the United States
Mississippi is a state in the Deep South region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd largest and 34th-most populous of the 50 U.S. 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 is the state's most populous metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 580,166 in 2018.


Zeta weakens to a tropical storm [Video]

Zeta weakens to a tropical storm

Hurricane Zeta, the third storm of its size to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, is now a tropical storm. Bryan Wood reports.

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Hurricane Delta slams into Mexico near Cancun [Video]

Hurricane Delta slams into Mexico near Cancun

Hurricane Delta rapidly lost strength before landfall near top Caribbean getaway Cancun on Wednesday, potentially saving the area's hotels, condos and Mayan indigenous villages from an onslaught..

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Hurricane Sally makes landfall on Alabama's Gulf Coast [Video]

Hurricane Sally makes landfall on Alabama's Gulf Coast

[NFA] The slow-moving storm brought winds of up to 105 miles per hour and threatened devastating rainfall. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Sally could bring historic flooding to U.S. Gulf coast [Video]

Sally could bring historic flooding to U.S. Gulf coast

[NFA] The slow-moving storm threatened low-laying areas with up to two feet of rain and nine-foot storm surges. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Sally, now a hurricane, threatens U.S. Gulf coast [Video]

Sally, now a hurricane, threatens U.S. Gulf coast

Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi were under evacuation orders on Monday, as slow-moving Sally strengthened to a hurricane with landfall expected as early as Tuesday. Gavino Garay reports.

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Innocent Mississippi Man Who Spent Decades Behind Bars Is Finally Free [Video]

Innocent Mississippi Man Who Spent Decades Behind Bars Is Finally Free

Mississippi man Curtis Flowers was tried for the same 1996 quadruple murder six times. He spent nearly two dozen years behind bars and was sentenced to death four times. Now, Curtis Flowers is..

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It was the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana during a busy and brutal hurricane season. Hundreds of thousands of residents in Louisiana and Mississippi were left without power.
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Delta weakened to a tropical storm as it moved across Louisiana and into Mississippi, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power.
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