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Sen. Roger Wicker Defies Trump With Vote Against National Emergency Order

At the Neshoba County Fair in August 2018, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker sought to assure a suspicious, conservative crowd of his allegiance to President Donald Trump's agenda.

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Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke ...

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Democratic Candidate Warren Sets Televised Mississippi Forum

Jackson State University says U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will participate in a March 18 forum that will be televised on CNN.

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Cohen Says Trump Knew About WikiLeaks Email Dump Beforehand

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer told Congress on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and he testified that ...

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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.

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House Dems Introduce Measure to Revoke Trump Border Edict

House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Compiled Hit List of Lawmakers

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that ...

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Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two ...

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Trump Says He's Declaring Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Budget Deal Allows Far Less Money than Trump Wanted for Wall

Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened ...

State Campaigns 2018

With two competitive U.S. Senate races on the ballot and four House races, Mississippi hasn’t ...

FROM REBEL LAND

Photos of the characters and places in R.L. Nave's story REBEL LAND: A Racial History ...