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Supreme Court Rejects Two Bids on Abortion Restrictions, Signaling End of 'Admitting Privileges' Laws 

A day after the Supreme Court preserved abortion rights by declaring Texas’s HB2 unconstitutional, justices rejected two abortion-related bids from Mississippi and Wisconsin. In both cases, the states were seeking a ruling on their laws requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.…

A City in Mississippi Is Finally (Maybe) Integrating Its Schools 62 Years After Brown v. BOE

A federal court has ruled that administrators in Cleveland, Mississippi have three weeks to execute a timeline to integrate the small Bolivar County city’s middle and high schools. They have, rather improbably, remained segregated by race since Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case that…

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Banning Common Second Trimester Abortion Method 

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill banning a common second trimester abortion method, dilation and evacuation. The bill leaves just a sliver of a loophole, allowing the procedure only to prevent “irreversible physical impairment.” Mississippi has only one abortion clinic, who are quite likely to sue…

Report: Mississippi College Professor Suspected of Gunning Down Girlfriend, Romantic Rival

A geography professor at Mississippi’s Delta State University is suspected of gunning down his girlfriend as well as one of his colleagues. Shannon Lamb has been named as a person of interest in the death of Ethan Schmidt, an assistant professor of American history shot to death in his office on Monday morning. Police…

Perfect Pussy Tour Diary, Part 2: Turbans, Sparklers, and Deerhoof (!)

So far, our (hungover, sleep deprived) heroes are, in relative terms, coasting: none of the usual van trouble, broken cell phones, or robberies of tours past. This is not to say that all is right with the stars. Let’s watch as they cross an invisible border to a magical land where people still smoke cigarettes…

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This is Why Mississippi is the Worst State for LGBT+ Rights

Being from Texas, I feel for others who are in states or regions constantly being used to score cheap laughs in the media. However, when it comes to being behind the times, Mississippi is further back than... Well, everyone else. And the state is probably going to have be dragged kicking and screaming towards the rest…