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Absentee Voting Begins for Mississippi Party Primaries

Mississippi voters can start casting absentee ballots for the Aug. 6 party primaries for governor and other statewide, regional, legislative and county offices.

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First Lady's Spokeswoman to Replace Sanders as White House Press Secretary

Melania Trump announced Tuesday that her longtime spokesman and confidante, Stephanie Grisham, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.

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Trump Threatens to Veto Aid Bill for Migrant Families

The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure ...

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Government Moves Migrant Kids After AP Exposes Bad Treatment

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each ...

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Supreme Court Sides with Business, Government in Information Fight

The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data ...

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Mary Margaret Hyer

Mary Margaret Hyer, a University of Mississippi graduate who promoted organ donation, won the Miss Mississippi competition on Saturday, June 22 in Vicksburg.

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Judge Weighs Whether Mississippi Prison is ‘Excessively Harsh’

A federal judge sat through a monthlong trial last year over conditions at a privately run Mississippi prison, but that wasn't enough for him to make a decision on whether ...

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Mississippi Ag Museum Continues Recovery from 2014 Fire

A new exhibit barn has opened at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, years after a fire damaged some buildings.

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Prosecutor May Try Curtis Flowers a Seventh Time

A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of ...

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Marshall Gilbert

Marshall Gilbert turned a mostly forgettable night at the plate into a memorable one.

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Mississippi Charter Schools Illegally Get Taxpayer Money, Opponents Charge

Mississippi's charter school law unconstitutionally diverts property tax money away from local school districts, lawyers for a group of parents told the state's high court on Tuesday.

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Defending 6-Week Ban, Mississippi Says Anti-Abortion Laws Have Not Reduced Access

Reproductive rights lawyers cite Gov. Phil Bryant's statements promising to end abortion in Mississippi in their recent court filing as they ask a federal judge to permanently block a law ...

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Two Mississippi Judges Recuse Themselves from Siemens Case

Two judges have recused themselves from hearing the city of Jackson's lawsuit against the Siemens company over a multimillion-dollar contract.

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College Honors Mississippi Church's Freedom Summer History

An Ohio university is honoring a Mississippi church for its ties to the 1964 Freedom Summer push for civil rights.

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'Pure Terror': Witnesses Bemoan Mississippi's Mental Health System

Witnesses testified this week as part of the federal government's lawsuit arguing Mississippi violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by relying too much on state mental hospitals, while providing insufficient ...