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UPDATED: Trump, GOP Leaders Pull Health Care Bill in Humiliating Loss

Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and ...

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Cynthia Kaiser Ferguson

Thirty years ago, Natchez native Cynthia "Tia" Kaiser Ferguson sat through a freshman engineering course at Tulane University listening intently to the success stories from school alumni, including one graduate ...

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Mississippi Governor Joins Others in Backing GOP Health Plan

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Hood Deposits $34M, Lobbies for Mental Health Spending

As budget writers try to stretch Mississippi's cash to cover its needs, Attorney General Jim Hood is chipping in $34.4 million.

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House Steers Toward Climactic Vote on GOP Health Care Bill

The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as ...

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Nissan Declines Talks with Union After Mississippi Rally

Nissan Motor Co. has declined to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant after a March 4 pro-union rally headlined by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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White House Abandons Negotiations with GOP Lawmakers, Demands Friday Vote on Healthcare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on ...

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Health Bill Vote Delayed in House in Setback to Trump, Ryan

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump ...

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Campaign Spending Bill Headed to Mississippi Governor's Desk

Elected officials in Mississippi would no longer be able to use campaign money to subsidize their lifestyles or build retirement nest eggs under a bill likely to become law.

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No New Civil Cases for Slow Federal Judge Till He Catches Up

A federal judge in southern Mississippi is temporarily blocked from taking on new civil court cases because of a backlog of pending cases.

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Mississippi Senate Sends Anti-Sanctuary Bill to Governor

Mississippi took another step Tuesday toward banning sanctuary cities when Gov. Phil Bryant said he would sign a bill that would keep government agencies from sheltering people in the country ...

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Racial Reconciliation Project: Together for Deep Dialogue

Shelia Nabors and Tony Caldwell are both advocates for racial reconciliation in North Mississippi. Nabors is a social worker in Tupelo who says her work around race issues is "a ...

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Court Blocks Law That Would Close Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic

A federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi's law that threatened to close the state's only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over ...

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Ryan: More Help for Older People Needed in GOP Health Bill

Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people.

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