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  1. 2 nuns killed in Mississippi 'would do anything for anybody,' friends sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | NOLA.com

    In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said. The women, both 68 and nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn't report to work at the nearby clinic where they provided flu shots, insulin and other medical care for children and adults who couldn't afford it.

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  2. Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton a bigot during Mississippi rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 25 | NOLA.com

    JACKSON, Miss. - As Donald Trump listed the ways that he would make life better for African-Americans living in poverty, he suddenly shouted, "Hillary Clinton is a bigot!" The line was included in prepared remarks distributed to reporters, and it seemed to catch many in the crowd by surprise, triggering a delayed and somewhat brief round of cheers and applause.

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  3. Chef Alex Eaton crowned king Saturday at Great American Seafood CookoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 6 | The Times-Picayune

    Alex Eaton, executive chef of Manship Wood Fired Kitchen in Jackson, Miss., left, with Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, talks with the press and well-wishers after being crowned king of American Seafood at the Great American Seafood Cookoff Saturday at the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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  4. Deuce McAllister gives advice to LSU commits Myles Brennan, Saahdiq Charles, others at prep eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister spoke to LSU commitments Saahdiq Charles and Myles Brennan and 10 other top prospects from Mississippi on Monday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss., according to The Clarion-Ledger . "My goal was to go out and have more yards than anyone else while willing my team to a victory," McAllister said about playing football for Morton High.

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  5. LSU commitments attending The Opening in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Nike's The Opening Finals will be held July 5-10 at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Several LSU targets and commitments will be in Oregon to compete.

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  6. Essence Festival, Mayor Landrieu discusses "national crisis" of gun violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    At a crucial point in the "Mayors Panel: Solution in Our Cities" discussion at Essence Festival 2016, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu lamented the fact that though the mass shooting in Orlando in June rightfully focused the nation's attention on gun violence, there have been roughly 10 times as many lives lost "in the streets" across the country since the Orlando incident.

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  7. Mississippi's religious objection law blocked by federal judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, left, and her wife Susan Mangum are two of several plaintiffs challenging HB 1523 on the grounds that it violates the principle of separation of church and state contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution before a federal judge in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 23, 2016. Other plaintiffs include Mississippi ministers, community leaders, civic activists and a Hattiesburg church, all asking the federal court to issue an injunction blocking the bill from taking effect July 1. JACKSON, Miss.

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  8. Judge blocks part of Mississippi LGBT marriage lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    UCLA Law Professor Douglas NeJaime, speaks with reporters after testifying in federal court in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 23, 2016, in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi's controversial House Bill 1523. NeJaime said Mississippi is the only state to enact a law listing specific religious beliefs to be protected in reaction to the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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  9. Mississippi DA accused of aiding criminal defendantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is accused in a six-count affidavit with providing information to assist criminal defendants. He was arrested Wednesday, June 22. A Jackson, Miss., district attorney was arrested Wednesday after being accused of improperly advising criminal defendants, according to The Clarion-Ledger .

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  10. Southern Baptists may consider opposing Confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Such a simple gesture shouldn't have been remarkable in the least: When Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, heard that Dr. Jerry Young would be the next president of the National Baptist Convention USA, the head of the nation's largest evangelical denomination wrote his new counterpart in the nation's largest historically black denomination a brief congratulatory note. The aftermath of that note was resounding, echoing with the fraught racial history of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  11. LSU gets commitment from athletic Mississippi guard Saahdiq CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    Within a span of four days, LSU added five commitments to its 2017 class. On Tuesday afternoon, offensive guard Saahdiq Charles of Madison Ridgeland Academy in Jackson, Miss., became the latest to "pull the trigger."

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  12. John Grisham, Donna Tartt among 95 Mississippi authors urging repeal of anti-LGBT lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | NOLA.com

    In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, John Grisham speaks about his writing process at the Mississippi Book Festival. Ninety-five Mississippi authors, including Grisham and Donna Tartt, are calling on state officials to repeal a law that will let government workers and business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.

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  13. To counter Mississippi's intolerance, Louisiana should show its openness: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2016 | NOLA.com

    A crowd of around 500 protest against House Bill 1523 outside the governor's office in the state Capitol during a rally by the Human Rights Campaign on April 4, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. The state of Mississippi is sending a terrible message to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents: We don't want you.

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  14. Mississippi's religious freedom bill gets muted oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Longtime state Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, calls House Bill 1523, the most hateful bill he has seen in his 33 years in the Legislature as he calls for lawmakers to vote against the legislation in House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Monday, April 4, 2016. The bill, authored by Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, would allow business and government workers to deny services based on religious beliefs.

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  15. Mississippi governor signs law to allow service refusal to gaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, right, walks past reporters on his way to a meeting of a youth jobs program board, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, April 1, 2016. Reporters asked him if he would sign a bill that would let government employees and private businesses cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples who want to marry.

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  16. Miss. governor won't say if he'll sign bill allowing denial of services to gay couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | NOLA.com

    Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, center, walks behind his spokesman, Clay Chandler, left, as reporters ask him if he will sign a bill that would let government employees and private businesses cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples who want to marry, following a news conference on a youth jobs program at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday, April 1, 2016. Bryant would not say whether he will sign House Bill 1523, noting he had not received it yet and would need to study it first. 9 comments

  17. South Carolina lawmaker urges Mississippi to take rebel emblem off state flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | NOLA.com

    A South Carolina lawmaker is joining other black leaders in calling for Mississippi to change the last state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem. Democratic Rep. Justin Bamberg spoke Tuesday to more than 200 people at a change-the-flag rally outside the Mississippi Capitol - an event organized by attorneys suing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant in federal court.

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  18. Saying yes to the dress, Project Prom style in St. TammanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | The Times-Picayune

    No teen is turned away from Project Prom. There is no income or low income requirement or qualifying process other than registration in a St. Tammany Parish school.

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  19. Mississippi will defend lawsuit over Confederate-themed flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | NOLA.com

    In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 photo, a state flag of Mississippi is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Mississippi's attorney general said Wednesday, March 2, that he will defend his state's flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove its Confederate battle emblem, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and should change.

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  20. Sitting in a first-place tie, LSU looks for more progress against Mississippi StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | NOLA.com

    LSU guard Antonio Blakeney will meet up with former All-American teammate Malik Newman on Saturday. from most other conference teams right now? Very little, and that's a result of the league strengthening itself over the last few years.

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