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2 Mississippi Social Workers Honored for Finding Abused Boy

Two Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services employees are getting an award for discovering an abused boy.

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APNewsBreak: Military Heads Want Transgender Enlistment Hold

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

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Clearing the Air of Conflicts of Interest

Several conservation groups plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to hold Mississippi and Alabama accountable for violating certain provisions of the Clean Air Act.

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Matthew Horton and Travis Mills

When the John Krasinski film "The Hollers" was holding an open casting call in Jackson in 2015, 33-year-old engineer Matthew Horton says he didn't have anything going on, so he ...

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Trump Suggests He Was Trying to Keep FBI Director Honest

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

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Supreme Court Could Reveal Action on Travel Ban at Any Time

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

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No Tapes: Trump Says He Didn't Record Meetings with Comey

President Donald Trump said Thursday he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a ...

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Senate GOP Releases 'Obamacare' Overhaul, but Not All Aboard

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion ...

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House Bill 1523 Becomes Law after 5th Circuit Overturns Injunction

The controversial "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Religious Discrimination Act" is now state law, after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the 2016 injunction that prevented House Bill ...

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Tony DiCicco

Former U.S. Women's National Soccer Team head coach Tony DiCicco died from cancer at the age of 68 on Monday, June 19.

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Trump Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to ...

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10 Who Graduated Thanks to Testing Errors Will Keep Diplomas

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas.

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Regulators Move to Pull the Plug on Mississippi Coal Plant

Mississippi regulators want to pull the plug on a first-of-its-kind power plant that was supposed to burn coal more cleanly, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb $6.5 ...

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The Slate

Last week, Discovery Channel announced that U.S. Olympian swimming great Michael Phelps would race a great white shark during this year's "Shark Week." The race will help kick off the ...

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From ‘Archie’ to Space Circus

Lyndsay Simpson traces her love of drawing and art back to one of the more vivid memories from her childhood: When she was younger, her grandmother would take her grocery ...

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Still Fighting at Home: Transgender Veterans Caught in the Flux

Some top-down changes coming soon to the VA could help alleviate inadvertent or purposeful discrimination against LGBT veterans. Due to a recent change, all VA medical centers now have the ...

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Creating a Culture of Wellness in Jackson

When a company considers relocating or expanding to a city, it considers more than the conditions of its streets. The health of the population is also a factor because it ...

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Democracy Only Works in Public View

The Mississippi attorney general's office releasing the TAC report, which details how the state should work to fix its children's mental- and behavioral-health care system, this week is just one ...

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Safe in Our Own ‘Castles’

One of the last places I want to find myself when traveling with my family is on the side of dark stretch of freeway with flashing lights behind me.

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Blight, Fines and Violations

The State of Mississippi has taken over 3,500 abandoned and blighted properties that previous owners failed to pay taxes on for three years.

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