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Questions as Mississippi Seeks to Tax Online Lodging Rentals

Mississippi's tax collector wants to make sure people renting rooms or vacation properties online pay sales and lodging taxes.

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Trump Says US Won't Leave NAFTA, for Now

President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but ...

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Mississippi Gov Has Not Set Full Agenda for Special Session

A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has not completed the agenda for a special legislative session, but the top issue will be finishing the budget.

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Mississippi Governor Sets Special Session to Start June 5

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is calling Mississippi legislators into special session starting June 5.

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Trump Relies on Executive Orders That He Criticized Obama For Using

In an email blast to reporters on Tuesday, the White House touted the sheer volume of orders as evidence that "Trump has accomplished more in his 100 days than any ...

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Order To Stop Funding 'Sanctuary Cities'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, ...

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Another Mississippi City, Biloxi, Lowers Confederate-Themed Flag

Biloxi, a Gulf Coast city that relies heavily on tourism, is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem.

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MSU to Lead Major Drone Research Project for US Government

Mississippi State University officials say the school will lead a major research and development project involving drones.

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Markel Crawford

Mississippi has added graduate transfer guard Markel Crawford, who should bolster the Rebels' backcourt next season.

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Attorneys General to Trump: Don't Cut Drug Treatment Funds

The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of ...

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Some on Mississippi School Board Seek to Run New District

Some members of Mississippi's state Board of Education want direct control over a statewide school district that will take charge of faltering local schools and districts.

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Judge Suspended Over Threatening to Use Gun in Courtroom

A Mississippi judge will be suspended without pay for 30 days and have to pay a fine for threatening to use a gun against a defendant in his courtroom.

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Mississippi Schools Raise Tuition Again After Budget Cuts

Mississippi's eight public universities are raising tuition by an average of 6.6 percent next fall, saying state budget cuts require them to raise more revenue from students.

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Secretary of State Updates Mississippi Business Info Website

A state official says he is providing detailed market information to people thinking of starting a business in Mississippi.

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Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News Channel After 20 Years

Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable television news' most popular program and one that ...