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Judge Blocks Part of Mississippi LGBT Marriage Law

A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Bobby Moak

The Mississippi Democratic Party elected new leaders to head the organization for the next four years, including former House minority leader Bobby Moak as party chair, the organization said in ...


Mississippi Gov Sets Special Session to Patch Current Budget

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is calling legislators into special session Tuesday to patch a hole in the budget before the fiscal year ends at midnight Thursday.


Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.


Bryant Could Call Tuesday Session to Deal with Budget Gap

Gov. Phil Bryant says he's considering calling a special legislative session Tuesday to deal with a shortfall as Mississippi's 2016 budget year comes to a close.


Sanders Says He'll Vote for Clinton, But No Endorsement Yet

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final ...


Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in ...


US Judge Hears Arguments Over Mississippi LGBT Marriage Law

Mississippi is the only state to enact a law listing specific religious beliefs to be protected in reaction to the legalization of same-sex marriage, a professor testified Thursday in federal ...


Obama Immigration Plan Blocked by 4-4 Tie at Supreme Court

A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.


Police Driver Acquitted of All Charges in Freddie Gray Death

A judge acquitted a police driver of all charges on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off ...


Trump Has Trouble with Facts in Clinton-Bashing Speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech skewering Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump assigned her far more influence than she had as secretary of state as he blamed her directly for a ...


Bryant Taps Deputy Treasurer to be State Finance Director

A deputy state treasurer will become the new director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration.


Dems Stage Election-Year Sit-in On Guns; GOP Refuse to Yield

A drained and dwindling group of Democrats carried their remarkable House floor sit-in into the morning Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage ...


Mississippi LGBT Law Withstands 1 Challenge; 3 Others Await

A federal judge has declined to block a Mississippi gay marriage law in one challenge filed against it. But it's still possible he will block the law after considering three ...


'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case Closed

The investigation into the infamous slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi is finally closed, the state's attorney general said Monday, 52 years almost to the day after the ...