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Trump Warns Honduras Over Migrant Caravan Now in Guatemala

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala ...

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GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy Each Top $1M in 3 Months

A Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and one of her Democratic challengers both report raising more than $1 million from July through September.

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Board Approves 2 New Mississippi Charter Schools, Rejects 1

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.

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Jordan Ta'amu

Jordan Ta'amu might have only started 12 games under center for Mississippi, but he's helped guide one of the top offenses in the country during that stretch.

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Government Spends Millions to Guard Confederate Cemeteries

After last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over ...

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Judge Will Decide Mississippi's $1B Lawsuit Against Utility

A federal judge will decide a $1 billion-plus lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against its largest private electrical utility.

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Manhattan DA Drops Part of Weinstein Case

Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent ...

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Legislative Report Evaluates Local Taxes in Mississippi

A watchdog group says 68 cities and 14 counties in Mississippi are collecting local taxes on hotel stays and restaurant meals, for purposes such as promoting tourism or development.

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McConnell to AP: Gender Gap Hurts GOP But Kavanaugh Helps

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying "nobody's ...

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Supreme Court Considering Case on Detention of Immigrants

An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States.

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Mississippi Police Took Property Without Legal Authority

Mississippi police agencies have been seizing cash, guns and vehicles without legal authority for months after a state law changed and police didn't notice.

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UN Ambassador Haley Resigning; She Gives No Reason

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two ...

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Lawsuit Demands Return of More Than $16M from Ponzi Scheme

A lawyer trying to recover money in a collapsed Ponzi scheme is suing three people who sold the investments, demanding they return more than $16 million in sales commissions.

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Jury Convicts Chicago Officer of 2nd-Degree Murder

A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Four Louisiana Men Indicted for Prison Bribery in Mississippi

Four Louisiana men have been indicted on charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff to give them jail-related contracts.