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Mississippi bill prevents transgender athletes from competing in girls’, women’s sports

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill today (March 11) to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams.

New Mississippi flag without rebel symbol being put into law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is updating its laws to include a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase "In God We Trust," six months after legislators ditched the last state flag in the U.S. that had the Confederate battle emblem.

Magnolia could replace old Confederate symbol on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters will decide whether to accept a new state flag featuring a magnolia to replace an old one legislators retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem.

Mississippi removes Confederate symbol from flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design. A broad coalition of lawmakers -- Black and white, Democrat and Republican -- voted Sunday (June 28) for change as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide protests against racial injustice.