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GOP Eyes Narrow Bill to Advance Goal on "Obamacare" Repeal

They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a ...

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Trump's Transgender Troops Ban Divides Veterans in Congress

President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief ...

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Protesters Gather Against Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and gathered at a plaza named for a San Francisco gay-rights icon on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's ...

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Governor, House Speaker Stumping at Neshoba County Fair

Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to talk about Mississippi's economy during his annual speech at the Neshoba County Fair.

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Hood, Reeves Spar Over Budget in Neshoba Fair Speeches

Mississippi Republicans are harming the public by cutting health spending, Democrat Jim Hood said Wednesday, but Republican Tate Reeves said it's the Democrats who are hurting people by fighting GOP ...

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Running Jackson: New CAO Robert Blaine Shares His Vision

After a vibrant career as a traveling trombonist and conductor, Robert Blaine put down roots in Jackson, where he hopes to direct a comeback story.

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Dear Pam: Stay in Your Lane

If a so-called activist organization doesn't have the analysis to look at how their suggestions play out for people across income, race, disability and regional lines, then I suggest they ...

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Learning from Henley-Young’s Progress

Years after litigation and cutting way down on the number of kids behind bars, Jackson faces an interesting crossroads: Our juvenile-justice center might be the leader for rehabilitative treatment for ...

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What’s Ahead for the Capitol Complex?

Jackson stands to gain additional tax revenue for infrastructure projects located inside the Capitol Complex Improvement District but likely not until next year, even as it will bring immediate changes ...

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Trump Bars Transgender Individuals from US Armed Forces

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

Trump Rally

Donald Trump Rally at Madison Central High School March 7

More Trump Rally Footage

More Trump Rally Footage

Trump Rally

Trump Rally

Lee Announces Candidacy

Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)

A Tea Party Chat: Excerpt

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane questions giving women the right to vote. She spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave on June 14, 2012.