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Sen. Thad Cochran Weds Kay Webber in Gulfport

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, ...


Lawmakers Submit Arguments in School Funding Ballot Fight

Republican legislative leaders are asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to restore the original description for one of the two school funding amendments that will be on the ballot in November.

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Justice Department Cites Hinds County Over Jail Conditions

Federal officials say faltering efforts to improve conditions at Hinds County's two jails have been far inadequate to overcome decrepit physical conditions, rampant violence and poor staffing.


Senate Expected to Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative ...


5 Things to Know About Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum

Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. ...


US: Myanmar Should Share Responsibility for Rohingya Crisis

Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said ...


Amnesty says Torture of Ukraine War Prisoners is Rife

Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.


Obama's Senate Allies Hope to Endorse His Trade Bill Friday

Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.


Hinds Judge Loses Fight Over Bar to Public Defender

The Mississippi Supreme Court says Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill cannot bar an assistant public defender from his court.


Prosecutor: 6 Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

City & County

Supreme Court Sides with Public Defenders Over Judge Weill

The Mississippi Supreme Court has sided with the local public defender's office, ruling that Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill cannot bar an assistant public defender from his court.


Boy Scouts' Leader says Ban on Gay Adults not Sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called ...


Clinton's Benghazi Emails Show Correspondence with Adviser

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working ...


House Presses Senate to Pass Domestic Surveillance Changes

The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American phone records while preserving ...

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Prison Guard, Jailers Under Fire for Alleged Crimes

Several corrections and detention officers in central Mississippi have come under fire in recent days.