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Gov. Tate Reeves delivers his address after being sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Because of rain, the inauguration ceremony was moved inside and the parade was canceled.

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Shelby Gorman peruses a new cookbook at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Gorman and Elizabeth Hinckley are the co-managers of the business. Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss.

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Elizabeth Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shelby Gorman and Elizabeth Hinckley are the co-managers of the business. Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss.

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GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The managers of Turnrow Book Co. hope to bring people together at their store.

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Several hundred people gather in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to protest conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks. Mississippi's new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a tro…

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Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, addresses a prisoners rights rally, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Attendees protested dangerous and unhealthy prison conditions within the state prison system. A number of inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent we…

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Several attendees waved posters calling for the state to "Fix your prisons," at a rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, protesting conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks.

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Strong Arms of Jackson co-chair Terun Moore, foreground, expresses himself at a mass gathering in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to protest conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks.

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Several protest attendees waved personalized posters calling attention to prison issues within the Mississippi Department of Corrections and at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, during a mass rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The ra…

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bookkeeper is accused of embezzling $303,000 from her employer to make online purchases because she had a “shopping compulsion," according to court testimony from her attorney Tuesday.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head, a rare attack that had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America."

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When Jennifer and Lee Carson were architecture majors at Mississippi State University in the early 1990s, they were intrigued by the old Montgomery place on Old West Point Road in Starkville.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available for small Mississippi businesses hurt by toxic bacteria that closed every mainland beach in the state during the summer. Those in adjacent counties in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana also are eligible.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An inspection found a new sinkhole at a Mississippi lake where an earthen dam could fail because of high water levels linked to heavy rains, officials said Friday.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacan…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal expected Thursday to create a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee parents were accused of misspending thousands of dollars in school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The Associated Press has found, and state officials say they do not know what many of those purc…

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi rose at least a foot overnight, keeping heavy pressure on a dam that is in danger of failing, state and local officials said Wednesday.