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Musgrove Seeks Support for School Funding Lawsuit

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for a lawsuit against the state seeking repayment of the ...

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Dollar Tree Steps Up Fight, Buys Family Dollar

Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach as it looks to fend off Wal-Mart, which has been stepping up ...

Immigration

Mississippi Gets 179 Children from Border Surge

Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words ...

World

Australia, Netherlands Ready to Secure Crash Site

A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help ...

National

Pot May be Legal, but Homeowner Agreements Can Ban

Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations.

National

Central American Leaders Convening at White House

President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over ...

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Lawmakers Vow New Effort to Measure Budget Results

Top legislative Republicans are promising that Mississippi will get performance-based budgeting right this time.

Business

Obama Wants Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad

President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship ...

World

Planes with Malaysia Airlines Bodies Leave Ukraine

Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. ...

World

Israeli Fire Hits UN Facility in Gaza, Killing 15

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from ...

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School Formula Calls for $312 Million More in 2016

Mississippi's public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get.

National

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Under Way in DC

The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial will be the first memorial in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.

Immigration

House GOP: Send National Guard, Speed Removals

House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.

World

Malaysia Jet Victims' Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down ...

State

Southwest, South Score Low on Child Welfare Index

Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must ...

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