President Joe Biden's federal mask mandate will still have authority over places like courthouses, airports and public transportation in states that have recently rescinded their mask mandates.
Residents of Jackson, Mississippi, are still without access to clean water more than two weeks after severe winter weather ravaged through the South.
The administration is urging people to continue wearing masks and observing other COVID-19 prevention measures, even as some states move toward loosening—or all together ending—restrictions that were put in place to slow the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
"It is against the advice of our health experts, and it is premature," Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said.
Texas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are among the states where restrictions were eased this month.
Steven Palazzo is being investigated by The Office of Congressional Ethics for allegedly misusing campaign funds to conduct repairs on a $1.2 million riverfront home.
Texans will no longer be required by the state to wear masks as of March 10, and Mississippi is doing so on Wednesday.
The cold weather has caused at least 13 water mains to burst, and more ruptures are expected as the ice melts.
Nearly 100,000 Mississippi residents were without power by noon local time on Friday.
Officers in Jackson, Mississippi, say Kiajuana Levy followed Yolan Lee for 10 miles before shooting him in the chest.
Rep. Dan Eubanks also introduced a bill to ban employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for their staff.
The girl was shot in the hand with an AR-15 assault rifle on Sunday at a home in Holly Springs in Mississippi.
On January 9, 2021, Mississippi experienced its highest-ever daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 3,203 new cases reported.
Some hospitals in South Carolina were reported to be confused over who is eligible and who to prioritize for vaccination.
Arizona, which had the country's highest number of average daily cases per 100,000 people in the past week, is among the states that has administered the least number of vaccinations.
Reports of a "possible explosive onboard" a United Airlines flight led to it being diverted en route from Jackson, Mississippi, to Houston.
I see every type of person come in the store; from those coming in for their 18th birthday to couples holding hands and shopping together at 80.
"We are making Mississippi prisons safer for inmates and Corrections officers by stopping the flow of contraband," said Burl Cain, MDOC Commissioner.
"We didn't follow what Dr. Thomas Dobbs and Dr. Fauci had recommended for us to do, which was socially distance, no gathering of 50 or more individuals. I have the same concerns today with respect to this Christmas party," said Mississippi Representative Christopher Bell.
Mississippi's state auditor is demanding a tenured university professor pay nearly $2,000 after he canceled classes to take part in a national protest against racial inequality two days in September.
Forty-one Mississippi counties have implemented a mask mandate as coronavirus infections and hospitalizations surge across the state.
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said the push to move America in a socialist or communist direction was concerning and students should be taught what makes America the "greatest place on Earth."
"We're at a really tenuous position right now, and we've become a little bit numb to the deaths," said the state's health officer.
Byhalia Police officer David Pannell's post mocked Harris' "Cindarella story" ascension to the second-highest political office in the nation.
"We will certainly fight that, if it becomes necessary," the Republican governor said on Thursday.
The U.S. is reporting its highest 7-day average increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases this month, and medical centers in hotspot areas are struggling to meet patient demand.
The remark comes as a response to a Twitter thread claiming the U.S. is not a democracy.
Prior to this win, Branch made history when she was the first African American to be named Miss Mississippi USA in 2018.
The broadcast news network used a shadowy outline of a person in place of an image of Kanye West during its 2020 election coverage.
Mardarikkious Walls, 21, has been charged with one count of contributing to the neglect of a child.