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Equal Pay For Women Passes Mississippi House With Six Men Opposed

Mississippi women could soon have the same protections against pay discrimination as women in 49 other states after the Mississippi House of Representatives voted to adopt a bill that guarantees equal pay for equal work regardless of sex. The Mississippi Equal Pay For Equal Work Act passed with support from 114 Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers. Six Republican men voted no. It must still earn approval in the state senate.

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From Racist Emails to ‘Witch Hunts’: A UM Emails Timeline​

Since the Mississippi Free Press published our initial three-part UM Emails exposé in August 2020 about communications that revealed how university officials have catered to and coddled wealthy donors and alums, oftentimes against the wishes of students and current faculty, the story has continually unfolded. This timeline puts the events that have unfolded at the embattled university in context and allows readers to examine many of the emails that informed our original investigative reporting.

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