The centuries-old tradition of Sacred Harp, a form of choral singing in which anyone can participate, draws people to a spare church in rural Alabama once a year.
The European Space Agency's long-term plans for manned space flight rest on the successful launch of the module scheduled Thursday.
The region's booming growth has counterbalanced trouble elsewhere. But the long dry spell is taking a toll.
In Mississippi, M.J. Etua helps students look outside their own world as they participate in a competition against better-funded programs.