The GOP veteran from Mississippi, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Sixteen people are dead after a Marine Corps tanker crashed Monday in a field in northern Mississippi, officials said Tuesday.
By Joshua Barajas
In a week fraught with murky developments over the GOP Senate health care bill, here are some important stories you may have missed.
By Joshua Barajas, Laura Santhanam and Iman Smith
A suspect was arrested after a house-to-house shooting spree that killed eight in rural Mississippi on Saturday night, including a sheriff’s deputy.
By Kamala Kelkar
Nearly 40 percent of adults under 65 carry medical debt, and many of them are middle class. When they don't pay their bills, hospitals must eat the cost.
A federal court in Mississippi on Friday ruled against a state law that would have shut down the state's lone abortion clinic in the city of Jackson.
The attack on a black church is the latest in a long history of racially motivated voter intimidation tactics.
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
Beginning in the 1950s, many cities banned open containers of alcohol in public. Now several cities are bringing it back — in a controlled fashion.
By Marquita Brown, The Hechinger Report
Art lessons or larger classes? Years of stagnant funding forces Mississippi educators to make tough choices.
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