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Mississippi legislators this year won't attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't find a majority to remove the symbol from the 122-year-old banner. Tuesday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among hundreds of measures that died without being brought up for debate. Comment?
The descriptive name used by writers, poets and proud denizens of this region tends to have a short shelf life, then resurfaces and the cycle begins again. Who first coined the nickname is unknown, though it well could be some European observer hundreds of years ago. Comment?
Michael Christopher Wilkins was a 17-year-old transgender teen, whose chosen name was Mercedes Williamson. Her remains were found June 2 in George County. Comment?
People march in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, en route to a change-the-flag rally on the steps of the state Capitol. Mississippi-born rapper David Banner speaks on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, during a change-the-flag rally on the steps of the state Capitol. Comment?
Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag. About 400 people took part in a change-the-flag rally Sunday outside the Mississippi Capitol. Comment?
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