Mississippi gov. retires confederate-themed flag

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill that retires the last state flag bearing the Confederate battle emblem. Amid international protests over racial injustice, Mississippi was under pressure to lose a symbol that many see as racist. (July 1)

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Mississippi gov. retires confederate-themed flag

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed the historic bill that retires 126-year-old state flag, immediately removing official status for the banner that has been a source of division for generations. (June 30)

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Mississippi Is Changing Its State Flag, Confederate Statues Could Be Next

Mississippi no longer has a state flag, after lawmakers voted Sunday to remove the Confederate symbol, making it the final state in the U.S. to do so. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) will be signing the bill at 6 pm local time today.

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Mississippi’s Historic Floods Are Forcing Hundreds to Flee Their Homes

Mississippi’s Pearl River reached 36.7 feet Monday, its third-highest level ever. More than 500 people across the state evacuated their homes after police went door-to-door. Gov. Tate Reeves also begged residents to “get out while you can” and declared a state of emergency Saturday.

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Mississippi floodwaters forecast to recede

The swollen Pearl River appears to have crested in Mississippi’s capital of Jackson at just under 37 feet, but Gov. Tate Reeves warned the hundreds of evacuees not to rush back home until they get the all clear. (Feb. 18)

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Republican wins competitive Mississippi gov. race

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been elected Governor of Mississippi. He defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor’s race since 2003. (Nov. 6)

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