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Clinton Choses Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the ...


Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says He Plans to Run for US Senate

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.


2nd Former Ole Miss Student Sentenced in Statue Vandalism

A former University of Mississippi student has been sentenced to a year's probation plus 50 hours community service for placing a noose on the statue of the school's first black ...

Civil Rights

Group Lodges New Complaints Against DeSoto County Schools

A group that filed a civil-rights complaint against DeSoto County Schools last year says the school district is continuing to be discriminatory in its practices.


Russia Loses Appeal Against Olympic Track and Field Ban

Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from ...


Police Shoot Autistic Man's Caretaker as He Lies in Street

A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his ...


Attorney: NCAA Missed Deadline to Respond in Tyndall Case

An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.


Trump Speechwriter Apologizes for Melania Trump's Speech

A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered ...


Defense, Foreign Ministers to Plan Next Steps Against IS

Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations gathered Wednesday to plan the next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group and to determine what more they ...


Liar. Lucifer. Lock Her Up. GOP Denounces Clinton

Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for president, but one thing they can all rally around is a deep dislike for Democrat Hillary Clinton.


UK PM May to Visit Germany for Brexit Talks with Merkel

Prime Minister Theresa May is making her first overseas trip as Britain's leader on Wednesday to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key figure in negotiating Britain's exit from the ...


Education Agency Returning to Jackson After Office Repairs

Mississippi's Department of Education is returning to its downtown Jackson headquarters, after fire and water damage led the agency to spend nearly a year in temporary quarters in Clinton.


Son of Trump to Stump at Mississippi's Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fair officials say one of Donald Trump's sons is planning to appear at the fair next week.


Mississippi High Court Hears Legislative Speed-Reading Fight

The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a legislative dispute that started this spring when Democrats tried to filibuster and the Republican House speaker used a superfast computer ...


Black Funeral Directors Sue Harrison County Coroner

The owners of six black-owned funeral homes have filed a lawsuit claiming Harrison County, the Board of Supervisors and Coroner Gary Hargrove discriminate by consistently sending bodies to two white-owned ...