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  • B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

    B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.
  • B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral

    B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral
    B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold...

    Notes from near and far on death of blues legend B.B. King

    Blues legend B.B. King died late Thursday at his Las Vegas home. Here are some comments from people who knew and admired him: ___ "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend. B.B. King was born a sharecropper's son in Mississippi, came...

    FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Mississippi man

    FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Mississippi man
    The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete. Until then, investigators are holding off on saying whether Otis...

    Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns

    Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns
    The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses. Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...