Black demonstrators run down a Natchez, Miss., street in 1967 after a report that several white youths with a gun were near. The town's civil rights past informs author Greg Iles' crime fiction. AP hide caption

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Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past
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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor
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'Teenie' Hodges, A Sculptor Of Al Green's Sultry Sound, Passes Away
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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger
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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff
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Twisty Miss. Primary May Mean End Of Road For Longtime Senator
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A missing persons poster displays the photographs of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney and Michael Henry Schwerner after they disappeared in Mississippi in June 1964. It was later discovered that they were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Still Learning From The 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement
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A new exhibit at the Mississippi state archives includes photographs, excerpts from journals and film clips documenting 1964's Freedom Summer. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'
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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff
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Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who is seeking his seventh term, is in a heated primary race with a Tea Party-backed challenger. Supporters of his opponent are accused of conspiring to photograph Cochran's bedridden wife. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In Mississippi, A Senate Race Derailed By A Blogger's Photos
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Eddie Ramirez, 15, outside his mobile home in Snow Hill, N.C. He's been working in tobacco fields during the summer for several years. Will Michaels for NPR hide caption

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Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco
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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks to supporters in Jackson on Thursday. He is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in Cochran's bid for a seventh term. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution
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Torrential Rains Latest Severe Weather To Strike The South
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Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South
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Jackson Women's Health Organization, located in an art deco section of Jackson, Miss., minutes from the state Capitol building, has long been a flashpoint in the abortion debate. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open
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