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The Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. is currently the state's only abortion clinic. The clinic has sued the state in response to a new law restricting abortion access. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The head of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., says she plans to sue if the governor signs the bill into law. This is the only clinic in Mississippi that performs abortions. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is expected to make his primary challenge against incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker official on Wednesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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President Trump gets a tour of the newly-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday. He was joined by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Harold Dahmer, whose father Vernon Dahmer was killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan, smiles when he sees a photograph of his younger self on display at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The Southeast is preparing for the first winter storm this season. Though precipitation is expected, warmer air and ground temperatures should prevent serious sticking or freezing. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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A state flag of Mississippi is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups in 2016 on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents at the Trump Organization, attend the Trump International Hotel And Tower Vancouver Grand Opening in February. Phillip Chin/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

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A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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Joshua Vallum is sworn in before pleading guilty to state murder charges at George County Circuit Court in Lucedale, Miss., last July. On Monday, he was sentenced to 49 years in prison for a federal hate crime — the first such case brought for a crime specifically targeting a victim because of their gender identity. Biloxi Sun Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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1st Man Prosecuted For Federal Hate Crime Targeting Transgender Victim Gets 49 Years

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Kris Ingram, a DJ hired to perform at a prom at The Rustic Barn, looks through debris for his equipment after the event venue in Canton, Texas, sustained major tornado damage on Sunday. Brandon Wade/Reuters hide caption

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The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag in the top left corner, is displayed with the flags of the other states and territories in the tunnel connecting the Senate office building and the U.S. Capitol in 2015. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Mississippi journalist Bill Minor (seated) points out a ceiling inscription to state Sen. David Jordan, D-Greenwood, at the lectern) in Mississippi Senate chambers in 2015. Minor, who died on Tuesday, was being honored in the 2015 ceremony with a Senate concurrent resolution citing his impact on the state's culture. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Emergency crews work on the scene where a train hit a charter bus in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board says the freight train was traveling about 19 mph at the time of the crash. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Burned pews, musical instruments, Bibles and hymnals are part of the debris inside Hopewell M.B. Church in Greenville, Miss., shown Wednesday. The mayor is calling it a hate crime as arson investigators collect evidence at the black church, which was heavily damaged by fire and tagged with "Vote Trump" in silver spray paint. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Susan Glisson, former director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, facilitates discussions on slavery and race. Charles Tucker/Sustainable Equity hide caption

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'Only Cheap Talk Is Cheap': Mississippi Woman Hosts Conversations About Race

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Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said at a press conference Wednesday that Donald Trump "clings to the hateful and intolerant rhetoric of this country's shameful history — a history that we know all too well." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

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Protesters march on May 1, seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional late Thursday. Jeff Amy/AP hide caption

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