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US Judge Hears Arguments in Mississippi Redistricting Case

A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday about whether African-American voters in part of Mississippi have a chance to elect a candidate of their choice in a state Senate district with ...

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Mississippi Bill Would Ping Companies That Boycott Israel

Mississippi lawmakers could ban the state from investing in companies that boycott Israel. The state House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed House Bill 761 , which would set the ban. ...

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Mississippi Won't Reinstate Law Allowing No-Judge Seizures

Mississippi lawmakers won't allow police to resume seizing cash, guns and vehicles without going before a judge.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Reject Move to Let Farmers Grow Hemp

Mississippi lawmakers are turning back an attempt to legalize growing industrial hemp in the state.

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Proposal Would Make Mississippi Voter ID Law Stricter

A proposal would set a shorter deadline for Mississippi voters to show photo identification if they forget it on Election Day.

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Kenny Griffis

A new justice has been sworn in to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland was surrounded by family Friday as he took his oath from the ...

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US Pulls Out of Cold War-Era Nuclear Treaty, Blaming Russia

The United States announced Friday that it was pulling out of a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, accusing Moscow of violating the Cold War-era pact with "impunity" by ...

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School Safety Bill Advances in Mississippi House

A bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings and other threats is advancing. The House Education Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 1283 , sending it to ...

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House Seeks Baby Criminal Justice Steps; Senate Seeks Leap

Lawmakers in Mississippi's House are proposing modest steps to ease penalties on some people accused or convicted of crimes, but some senators seek much broader changes.

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Kiese Laymon

Author Kiese Laymon, whose memoir "Heavy" was one of last year's most acclaimed works, has won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

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New Mississippi Law Lets Electric Co-ops Offer Internet

Mississippi's 25 electric cooperatives now have legal authority to offer high-speed internet service.

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Mississippi Asks Judge to Throw Out Mental Health Lawsuit

Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging how the state runs its mental health system, but the U.S. Department of Justice, in papers filed ...

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Mississippi Agencies: Shutdown Could Spark Worker Furloughs

Mississippi's welfare and child protection agencies could have to begin furloughing state employees without pay because federal welfare money has been interrupted by the federal government shutdown.

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Terry Burton

Republican Sen. Terry Burton of Newton was hospitalized after suffering a stroke Thursday and his family is requesting privacy, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement.

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Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown

Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over ...