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Mississippi accused of unequal schooling for black students.

- Education Week - US

HRC Mississippi Joins Second Annual Pride in Oxford.

Post submitted by HRC Faith Organizer Daniel Ball Recently, HRC Mississippi joined the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi, and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies to celebrate the second annual Oxford Pride. The weekend celebration consisted of several activities intended for fellowship and to ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Trump Aims To Scrap Gulf Coast Oil Royalties.

In a bid to increase federal income, President Trump's FY2018 budget plan proposes to stop sharing revenue payments from Gulf Coast offshore oil and gas to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. On the off chance that this plan is approved, the next 10 years could see these four states lose billions of dollars worth of ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Three Nigerians sentenced to 235 years in prison for online scamming.

Don't expect princely borrowing emails to stop any time soon A court in Mississippi has sentenced three Nigerian men to 235 years in prison for running online scams that duped people out of tens of millions of dollars.…

- TheRegister - UK

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Bad budget; Ailes destroyed objectivity; Facebook's hate speech laxity.

Steve W. Thrasher at The Guardian writes—The terror of lynching haunts black Americans again: Lynching is back in America's headlines. On Saturday, an African American student, Richard Collins III, was stabbed and killed on the campus of the University of Maryland in what was widely – and rightly – called a lynching. ...

- Daily Kos - US

Mississippi's ex-prison chief gets nearly 20-year sentence.

The prosecution had recommended 13 years for Mississippi's Chris Epps, 56. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate handed down 235 months.         

- USA TODAY - US

Don't dig near rising Mississippi River levee in New Orleans, officials warn.

The river was at 16 feet on Wednesday, is forecast to crest at 16 1/2 feet on June 1.

- Times-Picayune - US

I-10 driver accused of toting 15 kilos of meth in trailer axles: report.

The suspect was stopped near Biloxi and booked on drug distribution charges, authorities said.

- Times-Picayune - US

Boy, 11, wounded in Central City double shooting Tuesday: NOPD.

With the shooting, 22 people 17 and younger have been wounded by gunfire in New Orleans this year, according to a Times-Picayune tally of NOPD reports.

- Times-Picayune - US

Police: Man locked disabled child in hot car to punish mom.

A Mississippi man is under arrest on a felony child abuse charge after police say he purposefully locked a disabled child in a hot car to punish the girl's mother.

- FOX News - US

Mississippi Woman: 'I Was Always Anti-Gun' Until Eye-To-Eye with Home Invader.

Mississippi resident Lori Shelton says she was "always anti-gun" until she heard noises in her home and found herself eye-to-eye with a home invader.

- Breitbart - US

The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

JACKSON, Miss. — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students :

- Yahoo! News - US

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

JACKSON, Miss. " Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.Republican Rep. Karl Oliver apologized for Monday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

BILOXI, Miss. " As a warm breeze wafts in from the Gulf of Mexico, Carol Mize paces across the street from Biloxi's white marble City Hall. In one hand, she carries a Mississippi flag and in the other, a sign with the slogan:...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Black caucus: White rep should resign over lynch comment

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments

- ABC News - US

Cannes Film Review: 'The Beguiled'

Don Siegel's 1971 Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” starring Clint Eastwood as a wounded Union soldier hiding out at a girls' boarding school in rural Mississippi, is a quintessential film of the early '70s — and by that, I don't mean it's any sort of masterpiece. Far from it. It's a crudely lit piece of...

- Variety - US

Coworkers Nabbed For Threesome

Police: Mississippi trio caught in act on restaurant's outdoor deck The defendants, cops say, were collared for engaging in sexual activity in broad daylight at Triple D's Landing, an eatery that was closed at the time of the tryst.

- The Smoking Gun - US

Lawsuit alleges Mississippi deprives black children of equal educational opportunities

The Southern Poverty Law Center has sued the state of Mississippi, alleging it's systematically failing to fund schools in majority-black areas, The Associated Press…

- ABA Journal - US

Powerful NASA SLS Rocket Engine Test-Fired in Mississippi | Video

The RS-25 rocket engine had a “500-second test on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi,” according to space agency.

- Space.com - US

'Fly the flag'? Rift in Mississippi over Confederate symbol

Both the Mississippi flag and the sign prominently display the Confederate battle emblem, which has caused a rift for generations between those who say it represents Southern heritage and those who call it racist.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Miss. man accused of locking disabled child in hot car

A Mississippi man is accused of purposefully locking a disabled child in a hot car to punish the child’s mother.         

- USA TODAY - US

Confederate monuments: Mississippi lawmaker's resignation demanded

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monument.

- Times-Picayune - US

Rare tooth suggests horned dinosaurs once roamed eastern U.S.

Paleontologists have discovered a rare dinosaur tooth in Mississippi, proof that horned dinosaurs roamed eastern North America some 66 million years ago.

- UPI - US

Mississippi Accused Of Unequal Schooling For Black Students

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is violating the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a civil rights group alleged Tuesday in a lawsuit over school funding. The lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four African-American mothers with children in public ...

- TPM News - US

Black caucus: White Mississippi rep should resign over lynching comment

Black lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona apologized on Monday for referring to lynching in a Facebook post Saturday. Oliver also removed...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Confederate monuments: Here's the debate in different states across the U.S.

Controversial monuments and flags are causing a stir in Alabama, Mississippi, Maryland and other states.

- Times-Picayune - US

Black students' schools are illegally bad, Mississippi lawsuit says

The law letting Mississippi rejoin the Union required equal schools for black children.

- Times-Picayune - US

Mississippi sued over unequal education for black students

Mississippi's leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students.

- FOX News - US

Lawmaker Calls for Lynchings as Confederate Statues Fall

A Mississippi state lawmaker is facing a firestorm after saying politicians who support the removal of Confederate monuments should be lynched. Four Confederate monuments were recently removed from New Orleans in an effort to "correct" history, the city's mayor tells Time . But Rep. Karl Oliver didn't see it that way....

- Newser - US

Dinosaurs: 66 million years ago triceratops roamed in Mississippi

A tooth of the dinosaur was discovered at Owl Creek.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

1st court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of boy, 6

CANTON, Miss. " Three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy are expected to make initial court appearances.Nineteen-year-old Byron McBride and 17-year-olds Dwan Wakefield...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Navy to break ground on solar facility at Mississippi base

The U.S. Navy has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar generation facility at a base in Mississippi. A Navy statement says the project on Naval Air Station Meridian will … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states. "The destruction of these … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Midday open thread: Racism is alive and well in Mississippi and instant karma

Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Then and now: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Fleeing from swastikas in Germany to HBCUs in the Jim Crow south, by Denise Oliver Velez Why many are willing to ignore Trump-Russia, by David Akadjian Donald Trump's staggering litany of national security hypocrisy and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Lawmaker speaks out after his lynching comments spark uproar

Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said destruction of Confederate monuments is "heinous and horrific"

- CBS NEWS - US

Mississippi politician sorry he called for lynching after Confederate statue's removal

"They should be LYNCHED!"

- Global News - CA

State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

- NPR - US

Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

- Newsmax - US

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment sparked broad condemnation in both states.

- Billings Gazette - US

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

- Townhall.com - US

He said Louisiana lawmakers should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Now he apologizes.

In a Saturday Facebook post, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver, a Republican from Winona, also compared the actions of Crescent City officials to Nazis.         

- USA TODAY - US

Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching leaders who remove Confederate monuments

Lynching was used in Mississippi and other states not only to kill people by hanging but also to intimidate African-Americans who sought equal treatment under the law.

- Times-Picayune - US

Mississippi lawmaker calls for lynching in response to removing Confederate statues

Pushback against the removal of Confederate monuments flared up again when a state representative spoke out harshly against those responsible.

- Yahoo! News - US

GOPer Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers Should Be Lynched

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi lawmaker says he was wrong to call for Louisiana leaders to be lynched for removing Confederate monuments and is asking for forgiveness. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona says in a statement Monday that he wants to apologize to his colleagues and to the state of Mississippi. ...

- TPM News - US

Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday. If those behind the removals want to "burn books or destroy ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Three teenagers denied bail in Mississippi boy's shooting death

Dwan Wakefield, 17, D'Allen Washington, 17, and Byron McBride, 19, have been charged with capital murder in the death of Kingston Frazier, who was found fatally shot in the head on Thursday in his mother's car. The three teens did not enter pleas during a court appearance on Monday at the Madison County Justice Court in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Mississippi state rep apologizes for lynching comment aimed at Louisiana leaders

A Mississippi state lawmaker is under fire after calling for the lynching of leaders who supported the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana. In a Facebook post published Saturday night, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver went on a diatribe about the controversial statues in his...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Join our Reddit AMA about the future of local journalism

The Times-Picayune editor Mark Lorando will host an AMA about the battle to preserve local journalism in the digital age on Monday at 1:30 p.m. CDT.

- Times-Picayune - US

Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.

- Stars and Stripes - US

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