Stories by Rashaan Ayesh

Group says Stephen Miller shared story ideas on race, immigration with Breitbart

White House Adviser Stephen Miller
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Emails leaked to Hatewatch, a branch of the Southern Poverty Law Center, show that White House adviser Stephen Miller shared white nationalist content with right-wing news website Breitbart and sought to guide its editorial coverage before he joined the Trump administration.

Why it matters: Miller plays a direct role in shaping the Trump administration's immigration policy.

Mike Espy sets up Mississippi Senate rematch against Cindy Hyde-Smith

Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy
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Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy will take on Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) for the state's Senate seat again in 2020 after Espy announced his campaign plans Tuesday, per ABC News.

The backdrop: When Hyde-Smith and Espy first ran against each other in 2018, it brought Mississippi's turbulent history with race to the forefront after Hyde-Smith made comments about a public hanging. Hyde-Smith is the state's first female senator, and Espy would be its first African American senator since Reconstruction.

Go deeper: The fight for Mississippi's special Senate election

Jimmy Carter has "no complications" after brain surgery

President Jimmy Carter
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Former President Jimmy Carter had "no complications" from a brain surgery at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, according to The Carter Center.

The backdrop: Carter had the procedure to have the pressure relieved from his brain that was caused by a subdural hematoma. He remains in the hospital for further observation.

Go deeper: Jimmy Carter, the oldest living U.S. president, turns 95