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Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selection

Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence in Mississippi case about racial bias in jury selectionThe Supreme Court's senior justice, who seldom speaks during oral argument, broke a three-year silence to ask questions in a race discrimination case.



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Historic Mississippi River basin flooding forecast

Historic Mississippi River basin flooding forecastThe National Weather Service forecasts major to historic flooding along portions of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins for the rest of this week. The flooding started after a massive late-winter storm hit the Midwest last week. (March 19)



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'Bomb cyclone' triggers flooding on Mississippi, Missouri rivers

'Bomb cyclone' triggers flooding on Mississippi, Missouri riversNebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued an emergency declaration for the state, citing forecasts of up to 2 feet (0.61 m) of snow and high winds that are expected to make travel “difficult to impossible” on roads. “Nebraskans should watch the forecast closely in the coming days and be prepared for severe weather events in conjunction with potential historic flooding,” Ricketts said in the declaration. “Widespread and extremely dangerous flooding will continue today and tonight,” the National Weather Service office in Omaha, Nebraska, said on Friday in a statement.



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Tornado tears through Columbus, Mississippi, leads to first tornado death of 2019

Tornado tears through Columbus, Mississippi, leads to first tornado death of 2019Stunned residents of Columbus, Mississippi, were picking up the pieces Sunday after a violent tornado ripped through town, leaving one person dead.



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Heavy rain to renew flood concerns across Ohio, Mississippi valleys into Tuesday

Heavy rain to renew flood concerns across Ohio, Mississippi valleys into TuesdayAreas of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys that got hit hard with downpours last week will face renewed flooding dangers into Tuesday.



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The Latest: Flooding rains fall in Louisiana, Mississippi

The Latest: Flooding rains fall in Louisiana, MississippiJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi (all times local):



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Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate race

Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate raceJACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.



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Cindy Hyde-Smith Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff Election

Cindy Hyde-Smith Defeats Mike Espy In Mississippi Senate Runoff ElectionWASHINGTON ― Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic



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The past isn’t past in Mississippi as voting begins in Senate contest dominated by race

The past isn’t past in Mississippi as voting begins in Senate contest dominated by raceMississippi’s runoff election for U.S. Senate wound its way to a finish Tuesday after dueling election-eve rallies urged voter turnout in a race that went from safely Republican to too close to call.



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State’s past shadows closer-than-expected Mississippi Senate runoff

State’s past shadows closer-than-expected Mississippi Senate runoffSen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s reelection campaign against Democrat Mike Espy is shadowed by the state’s history of racism and her own past. As Donald Trump prepares to fly out to campaign for her, the race is closer than expected.



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