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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Mississippi

This year
# Tornadoes
Death toll rises to at least 25 in Mississippi after devastating tornadoes
Mississippi is preparing for more turbulent weather today, including damaging winds and hail.
# Tornado
At least 23 people killed after tornado and severe storms sweep through Mississippi
‘The loss will be felt in these towns forever’, said the State’s governor.
Last year
# Mississippi
Plane lands safely after pilot threatened to crash it into ground
Authorities later said the pilot had been taken into custody.
# im going to jackson
Mississippi declares emergency for state capital as 180k without drinking water
‘The city cannot produce enough water to fight fires, to reliably flush toilets and to meet other critical needs,’ the state governor said.
# Mississippi
Grand jury declines to indict woman whose accusation set off 1955 lynching of Emmett Till
The jury determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter.
All time
# Mississippi
US Justice Department closes investigation into 1955 lynching of kidnapped black teenager
Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and killed at age 14 after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman.
# Mississippi
US Supreme Court appears likely to roll back abortion rights
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the imposing court in Washington as the nine justices heard two hours of arguments.
# Mississippi
Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home
Authorities were not aware of any distress calls from the plane.
# ditching dixie
Mississippi votes for new flag as it ditches Confederate-themed banner
The new flag will feature a magnolia flower.
# Tate Reeves
Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag
Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.
# United States
US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban
The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.
# Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.
# Mississippi
Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the nooses were accompanied by handwritten signs referring to today’s election.
# Gun Crime
Teenage girl shot dead by her 9-year-old brother in Mississippi
Local media are reporting that the two had been arguing about a video game controller before the shooting.
# Golf
Dunne slips after strong start in Shanghai while Power in contention in Mississippi
There were mixed fortunes for the Irish in China and the United States this morning.
# American Idea
Donald Trump's sons launch hotel chain inspired by election campaign
The Trump Organization has said it is not exploiting the US presidency for profit.
# lincoln county
Police say eight people have died, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi
The suspect is in custody.
# Twister
Mississippi tornado kills 4 and flattens homes overnight
Authorities have said that local firefighters and police are going door-to-door to try to rescue victims.
# Mississippi
Police investigate after black high school student allegedly had noose tied around his neck
The student said as many as four white students put a noose around his neck during football practice.
# Mississippi
"She doesn't deserve to die like this, doing God's work" - Shock after murder of nuns
A man has been charged with two counts of capital murder.
# Durant
Nuns who ran clinic in poverty-stricken Mississippi community found dead in their home
The two nuns provided almost all the care at the local clinic.
# going to jackson
They call me MR BREXIT! Trump and Farage campaign together in Mississippi
The joint appearance comes just days after Trump confused the world with an odd Brexit-themed tweet.
# Backlash
Travel advice given to LGBT tourists over North Carolina bathroom law
A number of high profile musicians have cancelled gigs in North Carolina and Mississippi over anti-LGBT laws.
# When You're Gone
Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi gig over anti-LGBT law
“I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi.”
# Mister and Mississippi
US state of Mississippi passes law making it legal to refuse service to gay couples
The state’s governor says it would protect religious beliefs.
# New York
"There is hope": This man just got the most extensive face transplant ever
Patrick Hardison was burned in a blaze in 2001.
# where's my car?
Restaurant car park opens up to swallow 12 cars
There were no reports of any injuries.
# Freak Accidents
Man who pushed second wife off cliff now suspected of killing first wife
Harold Henthorn’s first wife also died in an unusual accident in a remote location.
# university shooting
Dead murder suspect described as 'smart and funny' man
Shannon Lamb was wanted in connection to the killing of his girlfriend and a colleague.
# Mississippi
'A terrific family man': Professor killed in US college shooting
Police believe the shooting could be linked to a second homicide.
# katrina10
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened
Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.
# Mississippi
FBI investigating after body of black man found hanging from a tree
The discovery comes at a time of heightened tensions around race in the US.
# Nope
Terrifying swarm of flies in US so massive it shows up on radar
# Mississippi
Weatherman orders live evacuation of newsroom during Tornado
The southern states of the US have been under siege.
# Oops
Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home, says he's definitely alive
Family members say the 78-year-old told them he’s happy to be alive.
# poison
Suspect arrested after 'ricin' poison letter sent to Obama
The man was arrested at his home in Mississippi after an investigation.
Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say
The child from Mississippi has been off medication for a year with no signs of infection in what could be on the second reported curing of the disease.
# oversight
Mississippi formally abolishes slavery (after forgetting to do it before now)
The state was the last to formally ratify the 13th Amendment in 1995 – but had forgotten to file the proper paperwork.
# United States
Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east
At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Your nightly round-up of the day’s biggest news stores…