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Beware of Scams Tied to Credit Info Breach, Hood Says

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about scams tied to the Equifax security breach.

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Trump Slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro Calls Him 'Hitler'

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in ...

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Central Mexico, Collapses Buildings

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing some buildings, cracking the facades of others and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another tremor killed ...

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Senate Leader Praises Revived GOP Health Law Repeal Drive

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given ...

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Senate Panel Cancels Private Interview with Trump Lawyer

A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the ...

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At UN, Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' of North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

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Protesters Make Good on Threat to Disrupt St. Louis Business

When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly ...

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Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to ...

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Senate GOP Musters Final Push to Erase Obama Health Care Law

Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to ...

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Dan Mullen

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen—now in his ninth season—is used to the gauntlet the SEC provides on a yearly basis.

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AGs Want Health Insurers to Review Policies in Opioid Fight

Attorneys general from 35 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives ...

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Two Inmates, Including Murderer, Escape Mississippi Prison

Two inmates, included a convicted murderer, have escaped from Mississippi's largest prison, with officials saying they're armed and dangerous.

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Mississippi Awards First Diploma in Degree-Completion Push

A Grenada woman is the first person to earn a degree under a new Mississippi program aimed at helping people finish college.

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Trump, in UN Debut, Urges the World Body to Reform

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining ...

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Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking Four National Monuments in West

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousand or even millions of acres of ...