Immigration lawyers say that by Thursday morning, about five busloads of people had been released.
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 undocumented workers at Mississippi food plants. The raids were the largest in a decade, planned for months and involving 600 government agents. Also, 14 people were killed and…
By Rogelio Solis, Jeff Amy, Associated Press
U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was charged…
By Jeff Amy, Associated Press
A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must…
In our Friday news wrap, the Supreme Court threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black Mississippi man, citing racial bias in jury selection. A 7-to-2 majority found Curtis Flowers was deprived of a fair trial. Also,…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The court's 7-2 decision says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights of inmate Curtis Flowers.
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
Many species that depend on a brackish mix of fresh and saltwater in coastal estuaries are decamping as this year's huge floods flush in fresh water, laden with pollution from farms and cities in the Mississippi River basin.
By Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson
In Mississippi’s Clarksdale, the heart of the rural Delta, a celebration of the blues has been drawing thousands of fans to the area for the past 16 years. The Juke Joint Festival, named for bars and informal music venues scattered…
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, David A. Lieb, Associated Press
In 1890, as white politicians across the South cracked down on the black population with Jim Crow laws, Mississippi inserted into its constitution an unusually high bar for getting elected governor or winning any other state office.
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