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Protesters Make Their Mark on Trump's Inauguration

Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of ...


Protesters, Trump Supporters Clash Outside 'DeploraBall'

Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to ...


In Bipartisan Nod, GOP-Led Mississippi Senate Commends Obama

The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama's agenda, but in an apparent bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the state Senate adopted a resolution Thursday calling the Democrat ...


Mexico Says Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Extradited to US

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to ...


Judge Blocks Texas from Cutting Off Planned Parenthood Funds

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.


Bill to Limit Attorney General's Powers Falters, for Now

The Mississippi House has narrowly rejected a bill to limit the attorney general's powers.


Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson to be Razed, Replaced

The Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson is going to be razed and replaced by a new exhibit hall attached to the Mississippi Coliseum.


Earth Sets Hottest Year Record for Third-Straight Time

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.


In Break with Trump, EPA Pick Says Climate Change Isn't Hoax

Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.


Obama Defends Decision to Commute Chelsea Manning's Sentence

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the ...


Mississippi Sues Google, Saying it Violates Student Privacy

Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans try to muzzle his ...


Obama Commutes Most of Chelsea Manning's Sentence

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move ...


GOP Targets Landmark Endangered Species Act for Big Changes

In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation ...


Poll: Young Americans Fear They Will be Worse Off Post-Trump

As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what's to come ...


UK's May Signals Clean Break with EU: No Partial Membership

More than six months after Britain voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally spelled out what it means: The U.K. will make a clean break ...