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Attorneys Bicker Over Appeal in School Funding Ballot Title

Attorneys are arguing over whether the Mississippi Supreme Court should second-guess a circuit judge's ruling that affects education funding proposals on the ballot this November.


Armenians Around the World Mark 1915 Genocide

Around the world on Friday, tens of thousands of people of Armenian descent commemorated the genocide 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

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Bryant Vetoes Bill Called Weak on Ditching Common Core

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday vetoed a bill that some lawmakers said would move Mississippi away from the Common Core academic standards adopted by this state and many others.

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Mississippi Abortion Clinic Seeks to Keep Blocking 2012 Law

Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court's ruling that is keeping the clinic open.


Senate Panel Set to Back Fast-Track Trade Bill Obama Seeks

A Senate panel is poised to advance one of President Barack Obama's top trade initiatives despite strong opposition from labor unions and other left-leaning groups.


Hong Kong Faces Resistance with Beijing-Backed Election Plan

Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to Beijing-mandated restrictions on candidates for the city's ...


EU Charges Russia's Gazprom Gas Giant with Market Abuse

The European Union on Wednesday charged Russia's state-controlled Gazprom energy giant of abusing its dominant position in central and eastern EU nations in an antitrust case that will further test ...


Privacy Advocates Seek More Openness on NSA Surveillance

As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say too much about government surveillance remains ...


Italy: UN Presence in Niger, Sudan Can Help Migrant Crisis

Italy pressed the European Union on Wednesday to devise concrete, robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants on smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean, including considering military intervention against ...

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Resilient, Yet Scarred Five Years After the BP Oil Spill, the Gulf’s Ecology Fights to Bounce Back

The aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill is about much more than shimmering blue and emerald water. And it's not as pretty a picture—nor is it as clear.

Obama AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Heads for Vote After 5 Months

President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves Tuesday from a partisan dispute over ...

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State Fights Execution Drug Disclosure While Compensating Wrongfully Convicted

At the same time the State of Mississippi continues fighting the release of details about where it gets drugs used in executions, Mississippi taxpayers will have to compensate people wrongfully ...


Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Shooting

A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge.


UNHCR: Weekend Shipwreck Deadliest Ever in Mediterranean

The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it ...


Court Sentences Ousted Egypt President to 20 Years in Prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict ...