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  1. Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle inRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | SFGate

    In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif. Test results for this year's Common Core-aligned exams are starting to be released, and while several states report higher-than-expected scores, vast numbers of students didn't test proficient in math or reading.

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  2. As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilledRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | SFGate

    In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif. Test results for this year's Common Core-aligned exams are starting to be released, and while several states report higher-than-expected scores, vast numbers of students didn't test proficient in math or reading.

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  3. Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | SFGate

    Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois this week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. He was kidnapped and killed Aug. 28, 1955, and his body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River three days later.

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  4. 1 pleading guilty in Mississippi prison bribery caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | SFGate

    Former state Sen. Irb Benjamin, 68, of Madison, right, walks to the federal courthouse in downtown Jackson, Miss., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 with attorney Joe Hollomon for a hearing on federal charges that he paid bribes and kickbacks to a former Mississippi corrections commissioner in exchange for contracts. Benjamin pleaded not guilty to three counts of conspiracy and bribery.

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  5. Mississippians charged with trying to join Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | SFGate

    In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group.

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  6. Charge: 2 Mississippi residents aimed to join Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | SFGate

    In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Jaelyn Young, an honor student at Warren Central High School, poses for a photo in Vicksburg, Miss. Young and another Mississippi resident were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, on charges that they were trying to travel abroad to join the Islamic State militant group.

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  7. DA: Police misconduct in Tennessee man's death unlikelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | SFGate

    A Tennessee man who died hours after he was detained by police in Mississippi had been hogtied face-down on a stretcher, according to a witness. Multiple news outlets report that 30-year-old Memphis chemical engineer Troy Goode died in a hospital Saturday night, two hours after being detained by the Southaven Police Department .

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  8. Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accidentRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2015 | SFGate

    In this May 8, 2000, file photograph, Anthony Hervey holds a Confederate flag while standing underneath the Confederate monument in Oxford, Miss. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Hervey was killed Sunday, July 19, 2015, when his 2005 Ford Explorer left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County.

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  9. Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | SFGate

    Rep. Jim Evans, D-Jackson, gestures while saying Confederate symbols need to be removed from public spaces, including the Mississippi state flag, at a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Evans said the images are offensive and reminders of the state's racist and repressive past and is divisive to a large segment of the population.

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  10. Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | SFGate

    Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. The protest was being held against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who, due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States and her own religious beliefs, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in the county.

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  11. Legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | SFGate

    In this Feb. 1, 2006 file photo taken in Crystal Springs, Miss., Claud Johnson, seated, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, shown in the poster on the right, has died at age 83. Johnson who posed with his own son Michael Johnson, won a legal fight in 2014 to keep the profits from the only two known photographs of his father. JACKSON, Miss.

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  12. Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | SFGate

    Aaron Polk, right, and Michael Dorado exchange rings as they get married at Hinds County Courthouse, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. The couple were able to marry after Attorney General Jim Hood emailed the state's 82 circuit clerks saying he would not take "adverse action" against any clerk who issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple.

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  13. Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | SFGate

    The Mississippi flag hangs, with the other state flags, in the subway between the U.S. Capitol and Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, S.C., a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy.

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  14. Attorney feels driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | SFGate

    In this photo provided by John Ashworth, chairperson of the Elbert Williams Memorial Committee, Elbert Williams poses for a photo with members of the NAACP branch in Brownsville, Tenn. Williams, a charter member of the branch, was killed by unknown assailants on June 20, 1940.

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  15. Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | SFGate

    Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States - with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. Real estate data firm Zillow said Tuesday that prices nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted 4.3 percent in May from a year ago.

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  16. A busy week of eating in New York, Los Angeles and San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | SFGate

    In roaming around in New York I went to one of my favorite places: Nello . I don't understand how that restaurant keeps its mojo but it's always hopping.

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  17. US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office saysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | SFGate

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters following his victory over Democrat Travis Childers and Reform Party candidate Shawn O'Hara, at his victory party in Jackson, Miss. In a statement released Monday, May 25, 2015, Cochran's office said he married longtime aide Kay Webber in a private ceremony on Saturday in Gulfport, Miss.

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  18. B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | SFGate

    In this Aug. 22, 2012 photograph, the then 86-year-old B.B. King thrills a crowd of several hundred people at the annual B.B. King Homecoming, a free concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager many years ago, in Indianola, Miss. Festival organizers said this year's festival was to have been a tribute to the then living King, who died May 14, 2015.

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  19. Judge: Caesars can demolish Harrah's casino in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | SFGate

    In this May 12, 2014 file photo, a few vehicles are parked in front of Harrah's Tunica casino in Robinsonville, Miss. On March 30, 2015, a U.S. bankruptcy judge authorized the dismantling of the facility.

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  20. Jeb Bush: Campaign decision 'in relatively short order'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | SFGate

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to a reporter's question after attending a bill signing ceremony with Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Bush said he will make up his mind "in relatively short order" on whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

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