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Plane crash in Mississippi kills two.

Two people died in the crash a single-engine plane in Monroe County, Miss., officials said.

- UPI - US

What's Happening In The News Today.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally announce the UK's exit from the European Union. The US House of Representatives voted to gut internet privacy rules. And a white artist’s painting of Emmett Till — a black 14-year-old who was lynched in Mississippi in the 1950s — has ...

- BuzzFeed - US

'This bill will give us options': Mississippi on the verge of allowing execution by firing squad.

Mississippi is considering the use of firing squads as an option for capital punishment as House Bill 638 makes its way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, the Hattiesburg American reports. The bill, “To Revise The Methods By Which The Death Penalty May Be Carried Out; And For Related Purposes,...

- The Raw Story - US

Mississippi residents sentenced in health care case.

Two Mississippi residents have been sentenced to prison terms for their role in a health care fraud case. Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain, in a news release Tuesday, said 60-year-old … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Mississippi Journalist Who Chronicled Civil Rights Era Dies At 94.

Wilson "Bill" Minor spent nearly 70 years documenting Mississippi's tumultuous political and social transformations. He was writing up until the last few months of his life.

- NPR - US

Wilson 'Bill' Minor, civil rights journalist and former Times-Picayune reporter, dies at 94.

He became known as "the conscience of Mississippi."

- Times-Picayune - US

Journalist Wilson 'Bill' Minor dies; covered civil rights.

JACKSON, Miss. — Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, has died.

- Billings Gazette - US

AP Top Stories March 28 A.

Here's the latest for Tuesday, March 28th: Two police officers shot in Miami; Trump to sign order rescinding some environmental rules; Cyclone hits northeast Australia; Wind and hail hit Mississippi and Alabama.         

- USA TODAY - US

HRC Mississippi Hosts Lobby Day.

Submitted by Field Organizer Harry Hawkins Earlier this month, HRC hosted its first Lobby Day at the Mississippi State Capitol for members and supporters to engage with their elected leaders around issues that affect the LGBTQ community in Mississippi. After attending House and Senate convenings, our team hosted a ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Sessions threatens to pull federal funds from sanctuary cities; Mississippi bans them.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

'We are in a race against time': Louisiana governor urges $50 billion coastal plan.

Three big Mississippi River sediment diversions proposed at Mid-Barataria, Mid-Breton, Ama

- Times-Picayune - US

Mississippi Governor Approves Outlawing Of Sanctuary Cities

JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally, saying he wants Mississippi to help federal agencies arrest people without legal status.

- TPM News - US

Mississippi governor approves outlawing of sanctuary cities

JACKSON, Miss. " Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a law banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally.Bryant is a longtime critic of illegal entry by immigrants....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mississippi governor approves outlawing of sanctuary cities

JACKSON, Miss. " Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally, saying he wants Mississippi to help federal agencies arrest people...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mississippi governor approves outlawing of sanctuary cities

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a law banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have...

- Townhall.com - US

Mississippi governor approves outlawing of sanctuary cities

JACKSON, Miss. — Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the...

- Townhall.com - US

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

- FOX News - US

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

NORMAN, Okla. — The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

- Billings Gazette - US

Exclusive — Leading Trumpocrat: Time for Paul Ryan to Resign, 'I Just Don't Know How He Can Be Trusted'

One of the leading Trumpocrats, Billy Bova of Mississippi, is publicly calling for House Speaker Paul Ryan to do what is right by the country and President Donald Trump by resigning his position to move out of the way of the future of the Republican Party.

- Breitbart - US

NOLA.com | Times-Picayune wins journalism awards in AP contest

Honors include breaking news, investigative reporting, photography, newspaper design

- Times-Picayune - US

NOLA.com | Times-Picayune wins journalism awards in AP contest

Staffers received awards in categories ranging from breaking news and investigative reporting to sports, photography and newspaper design.

- Times-Picayune - US

Vice president's wife to visit Mississippi Navy base

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi where she'll attend a reception honoring military spouses.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Southeast Louisiana at slight risk for severe storms

The storms could come in two batches moving east across the Interstate 55 corridor in the morning before sweeping into southwestern Mississippi in the afternoon.

- Times-Picayune - US

HRC Mississippi Discusses Faith on Local Radio Station

Post submitted byDaniel G. Ball, Mississippi HRC Faith and Outreach Organizer HRC Mississippi recently took part in Jackson station WPBQ’s morning talk show to discuss faith and religion. Jim Carstensen, who is also Chair of The Mississippi Religious Leadership Council, hosted the dialogue, which was titled, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Mississippi lawmaker discloses dementia diagnosis from floor

JACKSON, Miss. " A colorful Mississippi state lawmaker who is an undertaker by trade drew a standing ovation from colleagues Friday after announcing from the House floor that he has dementia, vowing to live out his days with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

This Bloomberg story on auto-parts plants in the South is horrifying

Bloomberg BusinessweekMake no mistake about it, working in an auto factory can be extremely dangerous. A new Bloomberg Businessweek story by Peter Waldman focuses on just how dangerous, and even deadly, a job in a car-parts plant is — especially in the US South. For decades, Southern states welcomed carmakers from ...

- Business Insider - US

Business › Nissan declines talks with union after Mississippi rally

Nissan Motor Co has declined to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant after a March 4 pro-union rally headlined by U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders. A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after…

- Japan Today - JP

Sign here: Mississippi cursive mandate heads to governor

- Education Week - US

Groups seek to open 9 charter schools in Mississippi

- Education Week - US

Mississippi man accused of raping ex-girlfriend in New Orleans

New Orleans police said Phillip Martin raped the woman at her place of work Jan. 26.

- Times-Picayune - US

Driver faces new charges in firefighters' hit-and-run deaths

PURVIS, Miss. — A driver accused of killing two volunteer firefighters in a hit-and-run in southern Mississippi is facing additional charges and a $3 million bond.

- Billings Gazette - US

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

As lawmakers continue to meet in state capitols around the country, HRC is tracking more than115 anti-LGBTQ bills in 30 states.* The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Trump promised to 'protect our LGBTQ citizens,' but his DOJ is silent when it comes to trans lives

Donald Trump promised during his convention speech to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology,' but hateful domestic ideology targeting LGBTQ people is a whole different story, apparently: In the waning days of President Barack Obama's administration, supporters of LGBT ...

- Daily Kos - US

Alchemists Night @ Brody Studios, 23 March

Dear Passengers, Please fasten your seat belts and enjoy a journey from the 1940's Mississippi Delta to the back streets of 60's Chicago understood through cocktail, food and American music.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Judge Finalizes Mississippi School Desegregation Settlement

A federal judge Monday finalized a settlement in a 52-year-old Mississippi school desegregation case, merging historically white and black high schools and middle schools in a district.

- Education Week - US

Made in Mississippi: Flavors only found on the Gulf Coast

This region of the Gulf Coast boasts fresh seafood, fine dining, breweries and cafes.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

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