McMillian had been advised not to continue campaigning

Family of slain gay candidate say it was hate crime

Marco McMillian was campaigning to be first openly homosexual Mississippi mayor

Editorial: A baby step forward in the fight against Aids

HIV/Aids has proved a stubborn problem. Thirty years on from the discovery of the virus – after tens of millions of deaths – there is still only one recorded case of an adult sufferer being cured. (The so-called "Berlin patient" had his entire immune system replaced with that from someone resistant to the disease.)

'Cured' baby remains solitary reminder that genuine solution to HIV is still a long way off

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), so it is with great excitement that the Aids community has received the news that a baby has been “cured” of the virus.

Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins’ Children’s Center in Baltimore who led the team

'As close to an HIV cure as we've seen': Breakthrough hailed as radical treatment works on baby born HIV-positive in Atlanta

US team gave child stronger, faster dose of antiretroviral drugs straight after birth

Man charged with murder of gay mayoral candidate

A man has been charged with the murder of an openly gay candidate for mayor of a Mississippi town.

Mystery surrounds suspected murder of gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi

Authorities say body of 34-year-old Marco McMillian was found near Mississippi River levee

Lil' Wayne's crude name-check in ‘Karate Chop’ has caused controversy US, but who is Emmett Till?

Rapper Lil' Wayne is not exactly known for his sensitivity, but his latest lyrical effort plumbs new depths with a line that's not only misogynistic, but also dismissive of the civil rights movement. 

Convicted murderer US police released by mistake is found watching television

Police have recaptured a convicted murderer they freed by mistake at a northern Illinois home where he was found watching TV.

The Saturday Quiz

1. Which philosopher (1889-1951) said: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent"?

Commodities fear as mighty Mississippi runs dry in drought

It may be America's largest waterway, but now even the mighty Mississippi is being choked by drought, as historically low water levels threaten to halt the flow of vital commodities from the heart of the US, with potentially devastating economic consequences.

Guyot: ‘it is still a struggle,’ he said in 2005 about fighting for change

Lawrence Guyot: Civil rights activist

Lawrence Guyot was a leader in the civil rights movement, a lawyer and community activist. As an activist in Mississippi in the 1960s, Guyot endured arrests and beatings.

Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho is taken to a medical centre on Tuesday

Boxing: Shooting leaves 'Macho' Camacho fighting for life

Flamboyant former boxing world champion Hector Camacho on life support after being shot in the face in Puerto Rico

Authorities investigate after dolphins are found with gunshot wounds in Gulf of Mexico

Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.

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Mississippi: The best juke joints in town are in a cotton field

Southern sound lies in the Mississippi, says Matthew Longhurst

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Eyes off Mitt Romney as New Orleans braces for storm

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