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Trump Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to ...

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10 Who Graduated Thanks to Testing Errors Will Keep Diplomas

State education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas.

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Regulators Move to Pull the Plug on Mississippi Coal Plant

Mississippi regulators want to pull the plug on a first-of-its-kind power plant that was supposed to burn coal more cleanly, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb $6.5 ...

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Mississippi Mentoring Program Teaches Civil Rights History

A mentoring program in Mississippi is teaching young people about civil rights history.

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AP-NORC Poll: Few Favor Trump Move to Ditch Paris Accord

Less than one-third of Americans support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a new poll shows, and just 18 percent of respondents agree with his ...

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McConnell says GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote

Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote ...

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Vigorous Absentee Voting Can Sway Mississippi Elections

State law allows voters who are 65 and older, or will otherwise be unavailable to vote on election day, to cast absentees through the mail or in person at a ...

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Analysis: Unclear Path for Revamp of Mississippi Student Aid

As tuition grows more expensive at Mississippi's universities and community colleges, more students are seeking aid to help them pay. But the state's financial aid programs have problems of their ...

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Larry Grantham

Former New York Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter and defensive standout on the 1969 Super Bowl team, has died. He was 78.

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Justices Say Government Can't Refuse Disparaging Trademarks

The Supreme Court says the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive.

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In Spite of Tweet, Lawyer Says Trump Not Under Investigation

A member of the president's outside legal team says Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the ...

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Mississippi Fires Testing Firm After Exams Wrongly Scored

The Mississippi Department of Education is firing a testing company, saying scoring errors raise questions about the graduation status of nearly 1,000 students statewide.

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Mississippi to Seek Execution Dates for 2 Inmates

Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that he will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to approve execution dates for two inmates, even though court challenges are still pending to the ...

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Trump Appears to Confirm He's Under Investigation

President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Friday that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, claiming that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the ...

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Another Mississippi City Furls Confederate-Themed State Flag

A Mississippi city with a history of racial strife is the latest local government to stop flying the state flag, which features a Confederate emblem that critics see as racist.