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  1. Viola Davis regrets role in a The Help,a says maidsa voices werena t heardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Washington Times

    Actress Viola Davis regrets her role in "The Help," saying it didn't properly give voice to the black maids depicted in the film. The 2011 period drama written and directed by Tate Taylor tells the story of a group of black maids living in Jackson, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.

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  2. Average US price of gas steady at $2.91 per gallonRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 9 | Washington Times

    U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month. The price in the San Francisco Bay Area was even higher while the city with the lowest average was Jackson, Mississippi at $2.51 per gallon.

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  3. Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in campRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Washington Times

    Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. "It's great," said Lewis, who spent the past three years with New England.

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  4. The Latest: Mississippi Dems choose Baria in Senate runoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Washington Times

    Mississippi Democrats are nominating state Rep. David Baria to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker , lining up behind a party stalwart as they reject a bid by a newcomer. Many Democratic politicians backed Baria , the state House minority leader, arguing that Sherman was an unknown quantity.

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  5. Obama often the beneficiary of Confederate cleansing in SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Washington Times

    The push to scrub the Confederacy from the public square has reverberated in favor of President Barack Obama , a Chicagoan by way of Hawaii whose name is popping up on signs and structures throughout the South. The latest entity to be Obama 'd is J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Richmond , Virginia, where the school board agreed Monday to swap the Confederate general's name with that of the 44th president, even though the kids voted to call it "Northside."

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  6. Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behindRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Washington Times

    Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware's three casinos, which will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing.

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  7. Physician's prescriptions faulted in guitarist's overdoseRead the original story

    May 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down. Dr. Richard Snellgrove is accused of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud in a case tied to the death of Matthew Roberts .

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  8. US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Washington Times

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to someone aboard a Delta Air Lines jet. At a Thursday public discussion at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, Adams shared some more details about assisting someone on the plane as he prepared to fly to Mississippi on Wednesday.

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  9. Analysis: Mississippi protects plastic bags, keeps symbolsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2018 | Washington Times

    One of many clichA s at the Mississippi Capitol is that decisions are best made by types of government that are closest to the people. Legislators say it when advocating for education policies to be set by state or local school boards rather than the federal government.

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  10. Cop suspended amid rebel flag dispute at civil rights museumRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | Washington Times

    An African-American police officer says he was fired, then rehired and suspended, after a verbal confrontation with people carrying Confederate-themed flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum . Wardell Jackson told The Associated Press the confrontation happened Saturday, and that he was fired Monday from the Mississippi Capitol Police and re-hired Wednesday.

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  11. After Bears Ears, Grand Staircase cuts, Congress reasserts itself on national monumentsRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2018 | Washington Times

    After years of presidents stretching their legal authority to create sprawling national monuments with little input from Congress, lawmakers on Tuesday formally reasserted themselves into the process and began debate on three separate bills to create or modify monuments. A hearing before the House subcommittee on federal lands Tuesday saw lawmakers debate the merits of several would-be monuments, including a site in Jackson, Mississippi, honoring the civil rights icon Medgar Evers, who led desegregation efforts in the state before being shot in front of his home.

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  12. Baltimore art museums seek to reverse attendance slideRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2018 | Washington Times

    Eleven years ago, when Baltimore 's two largest art museums joined a nationwide trend by announcing that they would drop admission fees, the news was applauded in newspapers from New York to Detroit to Jackson, Mississippi. The policy was credited with inspiring Free Fall Baltimore , a monthlong slate of free arts activities.

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  13. Highway could be named for author of civil rights memoirRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2018 | Washington Times

    A Mississippi highway could be named for a civil rights activist who published a memoir that is required reading in some schools. The state House Transportation Committee on Wednesday passed House Bill 1153 , to name a portion of Highway 24 the Anne Moody Memorial Highway.

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  14. 'Swampers' release new instrumental recordingRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2018 | Washington Times

    The fabled Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section known as the Swampers has released a new, all-instrumental collection of its work. The CD was produced by Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi.

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  15. South to finally warm, but Georgia could see freezing rainRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2018 | Washington Times

    Subfreezing temperatures will finally come to an end this weekend across much of the Deep South, but a shot of freezing rain is possible in Georgia the night before the national championship college football game. The National Weather Service says there's a chance of a wintry mix of precipitation across north Georgia late Sunday night and Monday morning.

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  16. Democrats say black voters key to victory in SouthRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2017 | Washington Times

    Democrats believe this month's special election in Alabama has shown them the road map to victory in the deep-red South: black women. A whopping 98 percent of black women, who made up 17 percent of voters in the special Senate election, backed Doug Jones , a former U.S. attorney known for prosecuting members of the KKK.

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  17. Boycotts, protests to greet Trump on Mississippi visitRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2017 | Washington Times

    President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era says plans to be a no-show. Trump is visiting Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday for the state's bicentennial and the opening of separate museums dedicated to state history and its role in the civil rights movement.

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  18. Chokwe Antar Lumumba to skip civil rights museum opening because of Donald TrumpRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Washington Times

    Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Friday he is among the lawmakers who will skip the opening of a civil rights museum because of President Trump 's attendance. "I think that if President Trump is sincere about recognition of civil rights - though one could imagine that being at a museum could demonstrate that - the policies you implement each and every day, your continuing commitment to advancing civil rights, is a greater salute to a sincere effort to support a civil rights movement," Mr. Lumumba , a Democrat, said on CNN.

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  19. The Latest: Snow knocks out power in Louisiana, MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Washington Times

    Louisiana utilities report nearly 100,000 customers without power, with outages concentrated around Baton Rouge and on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans. Utilities in Mississippi report nearly 80,000 customers without power, with outages concentrated around McComb and Hattiesburg .

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  20. Denham Springs man completes 50-state marathon running questRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2017 | Washington Times

    Claude Younger says he is goal-oriented, which is like saying a marathon is a long race. That's why most people never attempt one, and the Denham Springs resident laughed 10 years ago when a friend suggested he try.

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