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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, former Gov. William Winter speaks at a symposium on the Future of Mississippi and the South on his 90th birthday, at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Miss.   The former governor, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died.  Family spokesman Dick Molpus says Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, that Winter died Friday night at home in Jackson.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

Dec. 19, 2020 12:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97. Winter, who was governor from 1980 to 1984, died Friday night at home in Jackson, family spokesman Dick Molpus said Saturday. Molpus is a...

Confederate monument remains after tie vote on moving it

Dec. 14, 2020 4:03 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument will remain outside a Mississippi courthouse after a majority-white board of supervisors deadlocked on a proposal to move it. News outlets report that two supervisors in coastal Harrison County voted Monday to move the soldier statue, and two voted against...

Masked protesters by an occupied home speak with a neighborhood resident opposed to their encampment and demonstration in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Makeshift barricades erected by protesters are still up in Oregon's largest city a day after Portland police arrested about a dozen people in a clash over gentrification and the eviction of a family from a home. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Oregon eviction protest fueled by history of gentrification

Dec. 9, 2020 8:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters barricaded streets in a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood and set booby traps for police after officers arrested about a dozen people in a clash over gentrification and the eviction of a Black and Indigenous family from a home. Several city blocks were still closed off...

Protesters who have camped for months to prevent a Black and Indigenous family from being forced to leave a home took the property back Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, after morning clashes with police, who said they were working to

Portland police and protestors clash in broad daylight

Dec. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters outraged with the arrests of seven people at a home where a family was removed in September hurled rocks at officers, sprayed a fire extinguisher at them and damaged police vehicles on Tuesday. The violence happened in broad daylight, and by evening, Mayor Ted Wheeler sent...