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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls.

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House Dems Introduce Measure to Revoke Trump Border Edict

House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Hattiesburg Ex-Mayor DuPree Running for Secretary of State

Johnny DuPree, the former mayor of Hattiesburg who was the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor in 2011, is now running for secretary of state.

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Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Compiled Hit List of Lawmakers

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that ...

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Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two ...

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James Anderson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP)—Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.

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Tommy Gollott

Republican Sen. Tommy Gollott of Biloxi, the longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history, says he is not seeking re-election this year.

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County Jail Agrees Inmates Can Receive Nonreligious Books

A south Mississippi county has agreed to allow inmates to receive non-religious reading materials, ending a lawsuit.

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Trump Says He's Declaring Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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US Judge Orders Remap of a Mississippi State Senate District

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that one of Mississippi's 52 state Senate districts violates the Voting Rights Act because it does not give African-American voters an "equal opportunity" to elect ...

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Mississippi Advances Ban on Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. ...

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Former Chief Justice Waller to Run for Mississippi Governor

Retired state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for Mississippi governor as a Republican.

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Mississippi Ban on Tanning Beds for Those Under 18 Advances

Children younger than 18 would be banned from using tanning beds in Mississippi under a measure passed Wednesday by the state Senate.

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Two Mississippi Governor Candidates: No Blackface or KKK Robes

Two top candidates for Mississippi governor say they have never worn blackface or costumes such as Ku Klux Klan uniforms.

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LaDavius Draine

LaDavius Draine scored a career-high 22 points as Southern Miss narrowly beat Louisiana Tech 73-71 in overtime on Saturday.