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Price Wallace

Republican Price Wallace of Mendenhall has won a special election runoff for a seat in the Mississippi House. He defeated Hayes Patrick of Puckett on Tuesday in House District 77, ...

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Mississippi Zoo Faces Money Woes, Idea of Temporary Closure

The city council in Mississippi's capital city has approved $200,000 to cover the Jackson Zoo's "depleted" budget.

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Mueller Offers Trump Team New Proposal for Interview

In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller's team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald ...

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US Appeals Court: Trump 'Sanctuary Cities' Order is Illegal

President Donald Trump's executive order threatening to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with immigration authorities is unconstitutional, but a judge went too far when he blocked its ...

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Trump Calls on Sessions to End Mueller's Russia Probe

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to end special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's election intervention, a day after Trump's former campaign chairman went ...

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Amid Dispute, Health System Will Accept Insurance Coverage

Mississippi's largest hospital system says it will continue accepting policies from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi patients, despite the lack of agreement on a new contract.

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Britton: High-Speed Internet Service Should be Statewide

Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton is calling for high-speed internet to reach residents in all parts of the state.

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Slashed Funding Ends Southern Miss Health Care Help Program

A University of Southern Mississippi program that helped residents navigate the federal health insurance marketplace will end because of budget cuts.

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Pro-School Bond Ruling Appealed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Opponents of a Mississippi school district's effort to secure bonds to build a new high school have appealed to the state Supreme Court.

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Promoting Voter ID, Trump says ID Needed to Buy Groceries

President Donald Trump wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous ...

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Trump Administration Considering Tax Break on Capital Gains

The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made ...

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Immigration Officials Defend Handling of Family Separations

Top federal immigration officials went before Congress Tuesday to defend their handling of President Donald Trump's now-abandoned policy of separating migrant children from their families, saying they keep records of ...

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Drive to Get Mississippi Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot

The woman whose daughter's name is on Mississippi's marijuana oil law has begun a drive for a state constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana use.

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Two Compete for Mississippi House Seat Formerly Held by Gipson

Two Republicans are competing in a runoff election for a seat in the Mississippi House.

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Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Security

Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he's willing to close the government over border security issues, including money ...