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President Trump made two campaign appearances this week with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has stumbled over the state's racist past and faces a tight runoff election Tuesday. Thomas Graning/AP hide caption

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Democrat Mike Espy and Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith participate in a televised Senate debate Tuesday night in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Racial Controversy Stirs Mississippi Senate Runoff

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at a Senate hearing in May. She is under sharp criticism for her comments about a "public hanging" in a state with a dark history of lynchings. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A plaque marks the gravesite of Emmett Till at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. The 14-year-old was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The FBI has reopened the investigation into his lynching. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

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The mule train comes into the Washington area against a late afternoon sky in June of 1968. The caravan left Marks, Miss., for the nation's capital on May 13 to participate in the Poor People's Campaign. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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How A Mule Train From Marks, Miss., Kicked Off MLK's Poor People Campaign

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Abortion-rights advocate Kim Gibson, a "clinic defender," keeps watch at the entrance of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic, the only clinic providing abortions in Mississippi, last month. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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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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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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