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Southern United States: Cultural region of the United States
The Southern United States, also known as the American South or simply the South, is a geographic and cultural region of the United States. It is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Western United States, with the Midwestern United States and Northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south.


Sanders ditches South for Midwest [Video]

Sanders ditches South for Midwest

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday brushed off criticism after he cancelled a trip to Mississippi and decided instead to head to the Midwest saying, "I cannot be in every..

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Summer in March: Record heat to scorch South this week

Folks in the Southern U.S. will get a summer preview this week as temperatures soar to levels more typical of June than March. - Published

‘I’m Baffled’: What It’s Like to Be a Black Sanders Supporter in the South

A small minority of older black voters in the South support Sanders, and they are discouraged and baffled by the near-universal rejection of his campaign. - Published

Super Tuesday triumph for Biden sets up one-on-one battle against Sanders

A resurgent Joe Biden rolled to victories across the South, Midwest and New England on the biggest day of voting in the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination campaign, setting up one-on-one battle..
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Why Are African-American Families Leaving Chicago?

“It’s an American tragedy,” said a pastor whose congregants have been disappearing for years, heading to cities throughout the Midwest and the South. - Published

More rain forecast for flooded South during near-record wet winter

Another round of heavy rain was forecast for the waterlogged South this week, adding to the misery for residents in Mississippi and Tennessee. - Published

Deadly storm takes aim on Northeast after lashing South with severe storms, floods

A deadly storm across the South brought power outages and flooding to Tennessee, the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida - Published

Storms devastate US South and Midwest

At least 12 people die as tornadoes sweep through Texas, Alabama and Louisiana.
BBC News - Published

What are chitlins? This may be the most polarizing holiday tradition in the South

There's one thing everyone can agree on: Try chitlins and you're going to have strong feelings about the strong taste of pig intestines. - Published

In Louisiana, a Vote for Governor and a Test for Trump

John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, a rare Democratic governor in the South, is hoping to hold on. His opponent, Eddie Rispone, is relying on President Trump’s popularity. - Published

Preserving on canvas a vanishing way of life

Mary Whyte's paintings document the traditions, work and aura of the Southern U.S.
CBS News - Published

South Korea expels two North Koreans suspected of killing 16 fishermen

South Korea expelled on Thursday two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 colleagues before crossing the border into the South last week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Trump rallies supporters for Louisiana's Republican candidate for governor

President Trump railed against Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the South's only Democratic governor, in a fiery rally Wednesday night for Edwards' opponent, Eddie Rispone. Weijia Jiang reports..
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Ray Jenkins, Newspaperman Who Covered Civil Rights Era, Dies at 89

He had a “ringside seat to history” in the South, befriending Martin Luther King and triggering a landmark First Amendment case that went to the Supreme Court. - Published

Donald Trump to rally for GOP gubernatorial candidate in Louisiana after elections in Kentucky, Mississippi

President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail, urging voters in deep red states in the South to vote for Republican candidates for governor. - Published

Ernest J. Gaines, Novelist of ‘Miss Jane Pittman,’ Dies at 86.

Mr. Gaines chronicled the lives and struggles of black people in the South before the civil rights era; “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” was his best-known work. - Published

"Green Book": Traveling while black

In this web exclusive, Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha..
CBS News - Published

Welcome to the Waffle House

Founded in 1955, the first Waffle House was just a tiny rectangular box; it has since grown to a chain of 2,000 restaurants, mostly in the South, that serve up grits, hash browns, and of course..
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Mitch Landrieu on racism in the South, says Joe Biden "is our best chance" in 2020

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu helped lead the charge to remove Confederate statues in his city. Now he’s leading an initiative that calls for a reckoning with the legacy of racism. The..
CBS News - Published

North Korea's Kim orders demolition of South-built resort

north korea's kim orders demolition of south-built resort
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has condemned a flagship tourist development with the South as an eyesore and ordered its demolition, state media has reported. It is a stark illustration of dire..
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These ‘super soft and cuddly’ caterpillars can poison you. Here's what you should know

Poisonous stings from the puss caterpillar and other types have plagued the South and parts of the Midwest. Don't be fooled by their fuzzy exteriors. - Published

The million-dollar home isn't the mansion it used to be

Spending $1 million on a house can get you 5,000 square feet in the South -- or a condo in San Francisco a fifth that size
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Blistering heat and little rain is causing a 'flash drought' in the South

October has been so hot, it's bringing a 'flash drought' to the South, which raises the risk of wildfires. - Published

The awkward questions about slavery from tourists in US South

It's been 400 years since US slavery began. So how does this dark past fit into tourism now?
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Isn’t It Fall Yet? 90-Degree Heat Scorches Much of the Nation on Oct. 1

Unseasonably hot, humid weather dominated across the South, the Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic states on Tuesday, breaking records and closing some schools. - Published

Record-smashing heat wave scorches South, heads for Northeast

While folks in Montana dig out from a historic "winter" storm, people in the South ask how much longer this endless summer can last. - Published

2020 Sunday Trail Markers: Joe Biden goes on a tour of the South

Biden campaigns across the South, Joe Kennedy keeps mulling his Senate bid and Democrats prepare for an epic Steak Fry
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Heat wave gripping much of the South and Midwest

Forecasters say most of the South will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. - Published

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile launches were warning to US, South

Experts say Trump’s downplaying of the North’s weapons displays allowed the country more room to advance its capabilities and build leverage ahead of negotiations. - Published

Edith Irby Jones, Pioneering Black Doctor in the South, Dies at 91

Watching her sister die of typhoid inspired her to become a doctor focused on treating poor people. She blazed a trail along the way. - Published

Flooding from Barry threatens 11 million people across the South

Flood warnings are up across a half dozen states with some areas potentially facing up to 20 inches of rain
CBS News - Published

Why the South "won the narrative war" on history of racism

The subject of the HBO documentary "True Justice" says Americans today are still dealing with the consequences of the "brutal, ugly truth" of slavery
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Severe storms unleash high winds, heavy rain and baseball-sized hail on the South

More than 50 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather Thursday. They could see heavy rain, damaging winds, and even tornadoes from a powerful storm system that's moving from the South..
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At Poverty Forum, Joe Biden Says He Can Win in the South

Mr. Biden said he planned on taking North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from President Trump in 2020. He also defended his approach to working with Republicans. - Published

VW's Tennessee workers vote against union representation

Workers at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in the state of Tennessee narrowly voted against union representation, dealing a fresh blow to the United Auto Workers' (UAW) efforts to unionize a foreign..
Reuters - Published

Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union

The vote was a defeat for the United Automobile Workers, which has tried unsuccessfully to organize workers at plants owned by foreign automakers in the South. - Published

Millennials who earn $100,000 or more are flocking to these 10 states

Millennials who earn $100,000 or more are moving out of the Northeast and heading toward the South and the West Coast, to states such as Washington. - Published

Pope puts first African-American priest, an ex-slave, on path to sainthood

Pope Francis on Wednesday put Father Augustine Tolton, the first African-American Catholic priest who started life as a slave in the 19th century U.S. South, on the path to sainthood.
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Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ separating two Koreas, Seoul says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister will visit the demilitarized zone separating the North from the South on Wednesday to pay her condolences to former South Korean First Lady Lee Hee-ho, South..
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North Korea says Kim Jong Un's sister to visit DMZ: South Korea ministry

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister will visit the demilitarised zone separating the North from the South on Wednesday to pay her condolences to former South Korean First Lady Lee Hee-ho, South..
Reuters - Published

Grassroots in Alabama: An emerging women's movement

CBSN Originals traces the beginnings of a new women's movement in the American South.
CBS News - Published

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