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US Government: North Carolina LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that a North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced.


Budget Cuts Slow Handling of Mississippi Income Tax Returns

A second round of midyear budget cuts took place just as the Mississippi Department of Revenue was swamped with thousands of individual income tax filings.


Teacher Sick-Outs Close Most Detroit Schools for a 2nd Day

Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if ...


Press Freedom Day: Journalists Keep Working Despite Threats

Somali journalists frequently receive threats, with many being killed. But police rarely investigate them or adequately protect reporters, according to Human Rights Watch, which on Tuesday marked World Press Freedom ...


Mississippi Seeks More Computer Science Teaching in Schools

Greene County School Superintendent Charles Breland sees the need for more Mississippians trained in computer science.


Education Secretary Calls for Repeal of 2 Transgender Laws

Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

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Laremy Tunsil

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says his latest shake-up of the organization paid off in the draft, including unanimity about the risky decision to take Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil.


Virginia GOP Lawmakers to Sue Over Felons' Voting Rights

Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.


Protests Disband After IS Group Carries Out 2nd Iraq Bombing

Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack ...


LGBT Rights Protesters Vow to Keep Fighting Mississippi Law

Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.


Elephants Perform for Final Time at Ringling Bros.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in ...


Mystery Solved? Australian Says He's Bitcoin Founder

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech ...


First US Cruise in Decades Arrives in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a ...


AP Exclusive: Migrant Children Kept from Enrolling in School

The Associated Press has found that in at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been discouraged from enrolling in ...

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Dallas Drafts MSU's Dak Prescott, First Cowboys QB Draft Pick Since 2009

The Cowboys took Mississippi State's Dak Prescott with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday, two days after a failed bid to trade up ...