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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on Aug. 24, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. Thousands attended to listen to Trump's address in the traditionally conservative state of Mississippi. Comment?
Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. And, in an interview, he suggested he would "work with" some of the immigrants in the United States illegally, stopping short of proposing a legal path to remaining in the country but suggesting a startling about-face from his previous hard-line mass deportation proposal. Comment?
Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. Comment?
In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, best selling author and former Mississippi lawmaker John Grisham speaks about his writing process at the Mississippi Book Festival, at Galloway Methodist Church Sanctuary, in Jackson, Miss. 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Comment?
A small Human Rights Campaign equality banner flies on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., as several hundred people rally outside the building and called on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to veto House Bill 1523, which many believe will allow discrimination against LGBT people, Monday, April 4, 2016. Comment?
MAY 28: Dev Jaiswal of Jackson, Mississippi, reacts after correctly spelling his word during the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals at the Gaylord National Convention Center May 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Only 49 of the original 283 top young spellers made it to the semifinals to compete for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Comment?
Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from a local river in a cost-cutting move nearly two years ago, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant, running through a checklist of final preparations. Mike Glasgow, a plant supervisor at the time, says he asked a state water quality official at the meeting how often his staffers would need to check the water for proper levels of phosphate, a chemical added to prevent lead corrosion from pipes. Comment?
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