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'In God We Trust' Will Be on New Mississippi License Plate

Mississippi's new standard license plate will display the state seal that includes the phrase, "In God We Trust."

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DeNiro, Baldwin Raise Money for Dem in Mississippi US Senate Race

Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

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Texas Suit Could Speed DACA's Path to Supreme Court

A lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and may create a legal clash that could speed the issue's path ...

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Lawmakers Release Thousands of Russian Facebook Ads

Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's ...

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GOP Immigration Moderates Say They'll Force House Votes

Republicans with moderate views on immigration defied party leaders and took steps Wednesday toward forcing election-year House votes on the issue, and one top maverick said they had enough support ...

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Porn Star's Lawyer Says Russian Paid Trump Attorney Cohen

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he has information showing that President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney received $500,000 from a company associated with a Russian billionaire within months of paying hush ...

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Tupelo Mayor Leaves Special US Senate Race in Mississippi

A Democratic mayor is dropping out of a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi, leaving four candidates in the contest to serve the final two years of a term.

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Trump Announces US Will Exit Nuclear Accord with Iran

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he's making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies ...

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Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs Rules Out Run for Statewide Office

George Flaggs of Vicksburg said in March that his switch from Democrat to independent was a possible step toward running for lieutenant governor in 2019. However, Flaggs said Monday that ...

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Oliver North Set to Become the Next NRA President

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a popular speaker before the National Rifle Association, is poised to become the group's next president.

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Petal Mayor Marx Says He's Running for Mississippi Governor

A Republican mayor from south Mississippi said Thursday that he is running for governor next year, even though he expects to be widely outspent by other candidates.

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State Rep. Hughes Running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019

First-term Democratic state Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford announced last week that he is running for Mississippi lieutenant governor in 2019, saying the state needs to improve public education, highways ...

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Analysis: Angry Officials Squabble Over Troubled Bridges

Mississippi has a problem: deteriorating local bridges. People could work together to seek a solution. All too often, though, it seems they'd rather fight.

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Tougaloo Grants Honorary Degree to Alumnus Who Leads NAACP

Tougaloo College is granting honorary degrees to the national president of NAACP, a civil rights activist and an astrophysicist.

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Monday is a Voter Registration Deadline in Mississippi

Mississippi residents who want to vote in the June 5 federal primaries are facing a deadline to put their names on the voter rolls.