Aug 20, 2014 — Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
Jun 24, 2014 — The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.
Jun 24, 2014 — Democrats who didn't go to the polls for their own primary can vote in today's runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. That could boost incumbent Thad Cochran — or mobilize support for his challenger.
Apr 29, 2014 — About 50 tornadoes were reported in the region in a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists. More severe storms are forecast for the Eastern U.S.
Sep 4, 2013 — The two states say their own laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman conflict with a Department of Defense directive that went into effect on Tuesday.
Jun 22, 2013 — Medicaid in Mississippi provides insurance to 1 in 5 residents. But funding could stop July 1 if politicians don't act. The Legislature has brought the program to the brink over a debate about expanding it under the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 3, 2013 — Starting in July, doctors and midwives in Mississippi will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples and try to identify the fathers through matches in the state's DNA database.
Feb 8, 2013 — Mississippi would have been the only Republican-led state in the South with a health insurance exchange not run by the federal government. Now Mississippi has another distinction: It's the only state to have its exchange plan turned down by the federal government.
Mar 13, 2012 — Reporters aboard his charter plane asked Romney asked about his expectations for Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. He said if the polls "are anywhere near correct, we'll end up with, I don't know, a third of the delegates." And Romney, said if that's the case that "inches us closer to the magic number" of 1,144 delegates.