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Rank outsider Ogletree claws back to win U.S. Amateur title

Added: 19.08.2019 1:15 | 12 views | 0 comments

Rank outsider Andy Ogletree became the first player from Mississippi to win the U.S. Amateur Championship when he beat John Augenstein 2&1 in an all-American final in North Carolina on Sunday.


| This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

Added: 18.08.2019 18:17 | 8 views | 0 comments

About half a million acres of land in the rural Yazoo backwater area in Mississippi is underwater, a devastating blow for a poor region where agriculture is the economy’s lifeblood
Dating back to late February, about 550,000 acres of land have been underwater in the rural Yazoo backwater area of the lower Mississippi delta. About half of the acreage is farmland, creating devastating effects in a region where agriculture is the lifeblood of the economy. While flooding in the region is common, this year’s floodwater has hung around longer than ever.
Carmen Hancock, James Hancock and Rodney Porter boat down a flooded road near their homes in Valley Park, on 16 July.
Floodwater remains high at the Mims Mitchell Hunting Club in Issaquena county, Mississipi, on 20 July. Due to its lower elevation, the area was engulfed by more than 9ft of water at its peak. Photographs by Rory Doyle/The Guardian
A home outside of Valley Park remains surrounded by floodwater. The brown line at the bottom of the house indicates the flood level at its peak.
Backwater flooding surrounds a farm in Issaquena county. Photographs by Rory Doyle/The Guardian.
Residents voice their concerns in Valley Park. Photograph by Rory Doyle/The Guardian
Farmland in the lower Mississippi delta remains submerged in floodwater. Photograph by Rory Doyle/The Guardian

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More than 40 charged in federal court from Mississippi ICE raid, but no company officials

Added: 17.08.2019 19:58 | 14 views | 0 comments

So far, more than 40 arrest warrants have been filed in federal court resulting from the Aug. 7 immigration raid.


Flash flooding hits New Orleans as Mississippi River forecast to rise to dangerous levels

Added: 17.08.2019 17:21 | 17 views | 0 comments

"This was next-level in terms of the absolute deluge of water coming down so fast," a teacher visiting New Orleans said of the heavy rain that caused the flooding.

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Hundreds of Latino celebrities condemn hate in new letter

Added: 16.08.2019 22:17 | 61 views | 0 comments

Jennifer López, Ricky Martin and Lin-Manuel Miranda also showed their support toward Latino communities impacted by the El Paso shooting and ICE raids in Mississippi.

Latino celebrities in U.S. issue plea to 'speak out loudly against hate'

Added: 16.08.2019 18:28 | 56 views | 0 comments

Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass shooting in Texas and immigration raids in Mississippi.

More than 150 Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

Added: 16.08.2019 13:43 | 10 views | 0 comments

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria have written a "letter of solidarity" to Latinos after the shooting in El Paso and a Mississippi immigration raid.


ICE tracked them as they left for work. They used that data to help arrest nearly 700.

Added: 16.08.2019 10:17 | 18 views | 0 comments

ICE used data from immigrants' ankle monitors to raid seven food processing plants in Mississippi, raising concerns about privacy and immigrants’ rights.

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Employers scrutinized after ICE raids in Mississippi

Added: 16.08.2019 5:17 | 1 views | 0 comments

Employers can be fined up to nearly $20,000 per undocumented worker, but none have been fined yet


New details emerge about companies in ICE raids

Added: 15.08.2019 23:57 | 25 views | 0 comments

Newly unsealed search warrants suggest the companies targeted in recent ICE raids in Mississippi knowingly hired undocumented immigrants. In total, 680 workers were detained. Manuel Bojorquez reports.


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