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Mississippi Losing The War With Obesity

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Vicksburg, Miss., Prepares For Flood

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Wye Oak performing Dinosaur Jr.

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Flooding Surges Down Mississippi River

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Mississippi Delta Feels Wrath Of Mighty River

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Residents who were left homeless after last week's tornado find shelter at the Belk Activity Center on Monday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Ted Leo performing Minor Threat

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South Picks Up The Pieces After Deadly Tornadoes

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The Linwood neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly four decades. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Scattered Across Ala. City: Broken Homes, Memories

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Tornado Outbreak Leaves Wide Path Of Destruction

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Haley Barbour (right) with President Ronald Reagan aboard Air Force One. Barbour, the consummate insider, served as White House political director during the Reagan administration. Courtesy of the Office of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour hide caption

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After Oil Spill, Shrimpers Hope For Blessed Season

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Seafood samples are placed in Pyrex dishes to await sensory analysis. Inspectors will sniff for the slightest whiff of oil. Samples are also cooked for a taste test to detect any problems. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny

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Blowout Preventer Theory Debated In Oil Spill Inquiry

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Miss. Gov. Barbour Weighs White House Bid

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Boeing Wins $35 Billion Tanker Contract Over EADS

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