In a race in which the state’s racist history became a dominant theme, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith would be the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi, and Democrat Mike Espy would be the state’s first black U.S. senator since Reconstruction.
3. WHAT MIGRANTS ARE WEIGHING
Thousands of Central American migrants in Tijuana are exploring their options amid diminishing hope of making successful asylum bids in the U.S. or of crossing the border illegally.
4. KREMLIN: CONFLICT IN EAST UKRAINE COULD ESCALATE
Moscow warns that the martial law that will go into effect in parts of Ukraine might trigger renewed hostilities in the separatist-held east.