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Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old

Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old(Reuters) – A conservative Mississippi state official, Cindy Hyde-Smith, was named on Wednesday to serve as a U.S. senator until a special election in November to replace 80-year-old Thad Cochran, who is retiring because of ill health. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced the appointment, calling Hyde-Smith a “rock-solid conservative.” He said the appointment would be effective April 2, the day after Cochran is to step down after 40 years in the U.S. Senate.



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Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local SupportLocal leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town’s first gay pride parade.



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Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tension

Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tensionPresident Trump delivered remarks at the opening event for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—while Congressman John Lewis—a civil rights icon — boycotted the President’s visit as an “insult” to the people commemorated there.



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Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblem

Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblemThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy."



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Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with change

Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with changeA Walmart cashier's simple act of kindness has shown that slowing down and showing patience can sometimes make all the difference.



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Healthy Food Can Be A Luxury In Mississippi, But This Farmers Market Is 'For Everyone'

Healthy Food Can Be A Luxury In Mississippi, But This Farmers Market Is 'For Everyone'Oxford, Mississippi, is known for its regal Greek Revival mansions and the plush magnolia trees that frame its wide roads, but less known is that a high percentage of the town’s residents live below the poverty line and lack access to healthy foods.



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The Latest: Nissan says workers reject UAW in Mississippi

The Latest: Nissan says workers reject UAW in MississippiCANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on an election deciding whether the United Auto Workers union will represent workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi (all times local):



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Deadly military plane crash in rural Mississippi

Deadly military plane crash in rural MississippiSixteen service members were killed after a U.S. military transport plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening, the U.S Marine Corps said on Tuesday.



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16 dead in US military plane crash in Mississippi: reports

16 dead in US military plane crash in Mississippi: reportsA US military aircraft crashed Monday in the southern state of Mississippi, killing 16 people, US media reported. The US Marine Corps confirmed that a “mishap” involving a KC-130 occurred in the evening, without providing additional details. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper and CNN cited Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle as confirming the death toll of 16.



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Mississippi plane crash: 16 killed as US military aircraft comes down in field

Mississippi plane crash: 16 killed as US military aircraft comes down in fieldAt least 16 people have been killed after a US military plane crashed in rural Mississippi. The KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft erupted in a fireball as it suffered what the US Marine Corps described as a "mishap" on Monday evening. The plane came down in a soybean field, with pictures showing the crumpled wreckage engulfed in flames as a large plume of smoke billowed into the sky. The plane wreckage engulfed in flames following the crash that killed everyone on board Credit: WLBT 3 The circumstances of the crash, in northern Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles north of Jackson, the state capital, remain unclear. Captain Sarah Burns, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps, said the aircraft had "experienced a mishap". Smoke billows into the sky after the KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed Credit: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger Fred Randle, LeFlore County director of emergency management, confirmed that at least 16 people had died. They had all been on board the military aircraft that crashed in an agricultural field at about 4pm local time (10pm BST). There were no survivors. There were no survivors on the KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft Credit: Jimmy Taylor/AP Firefighters had sprayed the aircraft with huge layers of foam to stop the spread of the fire. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight had taken off from Cherry Point, North Carolina, where a Marine Corps air base is located. Emergency officials near the site of the military plane crash  Credit: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger/AP Writing on Facebook, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant urged people to pray "for those hurting after this tragedy" "Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom," he added. Aftermath of the plane crash in soybean field in Mississippi Credit: Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger/AP FBI spokesman Brett Carr told the New York Times that the agency was sending officials to the scene, but authorities did not believe foul play was involved. "We’re just trying to offer any type of assistance," Carr, a spokesman for the bureau’s Jackson, Mississippi office, told the newspaper. "It could be anything from manpower to evidence response." The KC-130 Hercules is used for air-to-air refueling Credit: US MARINES/Reuters The KC-130 aircraft is used for air-to-air refueling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions. The plane is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a description on the US Navy website. US marine corps plane crash



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