A crowd of around 500 protest against House Bill 1523 outside the governor's office during a rally by the Human Rights Campaign on Monday in Jackson, Miss. James Patterson/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign hide caption

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Protesters call for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to veto House Bill 1523 during a rally outside the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., Monday. The governor signed the controversial bill into law on Tuesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Chris Donald, a Methodist chaplain at Millsaps College, joins other human rights advocates Wednesday at the state Capitol's rotunda, calling for the Mississippi Senate to defeat what they believe is a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill. The Senate passed the bill, which is now on the governor's desk. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Four couples have won their challenge of Mississippi's ban on same-sex adoption. Two of the plaintiffs, Susan Hrostowski (left) and Kathryn Garner, are seen here last summer with their teenage son, Hudson Garner. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The courtroom in Sumner, Miss., where, in 1955, an all-white jury acquitted two white men in the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy. Langdon Clay hide caption

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6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

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Palm trees bend and banners rip on Canal Street as Hurricane Katrina blows through New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005 — 10 years ago Saturday. Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

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President George W. Bush (center) surveys the devastation in New Orleans with (from left to right) Vice Adm. Thad Allen, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gen. Russel Honore on Sept. 12, 2005, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job ..."

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Mississippi resident Ethel Curry stands in front of her East Biloxi home, which was rebuilt with the help of volunteers after Hurricane Katrina. Evelina Burnett/MPB hide caption

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Scars Of Katrina Slow To Heal For Mississippi Gulf Coast

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A view of Pearlington, Miss., 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. The East Pearl River and St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana are to the left. David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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In Town Hard-Hit By Katrina, Buyouts Offer Opportunity — For Lucky Few

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Mayor Mike Smith stands near a mural, created by residents, that depicts Waveland before and after Katrina. Evelina Burnett/MPB hide caption

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A Decade After Katrina, Hopes Of Recovery Remain Unfulfilled In Waveland, Miss.

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This Major-Party Nominee's Not In The Pocket Of Big Donors. Or Any Donors

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Pearlington, Miss., a tiny town on the border with Louisiana. A home currently under construction there adheres to new FEMA standards for elevation. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

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This combination of undated photos released the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation shows, Marvin Banks, left, and his brother Curtis Banks. The brothers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers on Saturday. AP hide caption

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Woodley Elementary third grade students write their names into newly donated dictionaries at the school. Eric J. Shelton/Hattiesburg American hide caption

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

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Mississippi Rebels fans cheer for their team prior to their game on October 18. The University of Mississippi has been in an ongoing effort to distance the state's flagship academic institution from its segregationist history. Michael Chang/Getty Images hide caption

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'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

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Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group, launched a grass-roots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians. Brad Clark discusses the group's work in Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

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Polls give Chris McDaniel the advantage going into Tuesday's runoff for Mississippi's GOP Senate nomination. His 2-year-old son helped rally supporters in Madison, Miss., on Thursday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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