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Dee Rees’ American odyssey ‘Mudbound’ captivates Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it...
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BILOXI, Miss. — An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously...
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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers could renew Southaven's restaurant tax this year. And, they might give local residents a way to erase it. ...
4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery

PETAL, Miss. — Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk...
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JACKSON, Miss. — Interim Jackson State University President Rod Paige says his main priority is to get the university's finances in order, which includes...
Mississippi autopsy report for 2 slain nuns still unfinished

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi medical examiner is still working on an autopsy report for two nuns who were killed five months ago in...
The Latest: Woman describes losing son, father

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The Latest on a tornado in southern Mississippi (all times local): ...
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GREENWOOD, Miss. — Police officers and firefighters in Greenwood will soon receive slightly larger paychecks. ...
‘Is God mad?’ Mississippi tornado wreaks havoc; kills 4

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Rain was pouring down in the pre-dawn darkness, and the wind was picking up as Darryl McMorris ran for his daughters'...
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ABERDEEN, Miss. — The body of a man reported missing in December has been found. ...

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