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Federal observers to monitor primaries in 11 Mississippi countiesupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:57:00

Federal election monitors have been sent to 11 counties in Mississippi to ensure the voting rights of African-American primary voters, the Justice Department said Monday.

The slow recovery from Katrinaupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 14:24:00

CNN iReport showcases past and present images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction from the people who lived in its wake.

Sparks wins Dem spot for Ala. governorupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 14:02:00

Ron Sparks clenches the Democratic slot in Alabama's gubernatorial race.

Davis loss in Alabama a sign of black establishment's cloutupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 14:02:00

In his campaign to become Alabama's first African-American Democratic nominee for governor, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis downplayed race, bucked the black establishment and watched his opponent rack up endorsements from the state's key minority political groups.

Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told youupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:15:00

Perhaps your history teachers failed to alert you to these Civil War facts: Jefferson Davis nearly got mugged by an angry female mob; Abraham Lincoln loved the Confederate anthem "Dixie," and Paul Revere was a Civil War casualty.

Lawsuit: Cops robbing non-whitesupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 22:20:00

A federal lawsuit alleges police are seizing money and property of non-whites by threatening them with criminal prosecution.

Slave in Jefferson Davis' home gave Union key secretsupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 13:30:00

William Jackson was a slave in the home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. It turns out he was also a spy for the Union Army, providing key secrets to the North about the Confederacy.

Slaves as spiesupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 13:30:00

Honoring African-American slaves who spied for the Union during the Civil War. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Five infamous female spiesupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 11:20:00

Behind every good war are many good women. Using their feminine (and in at least one case masculine) wiles, the following five spies would make James Bond proud.

5 feisty presidential daughtersupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 08:57:00

There have been presidential daughters almost as long as there have been presidents. (George Washington had no children.)

Katrina trees will get new life on historic shipupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 09:27:00

Live oak trees, many more than 100 years old, are connecting residents of storm-ravaged Mississippi and experts at Mystic Seaport, a Connecticut maritime museum.

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