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Students Named as Mississippi Test Panel to Begin Meeting

Four Mississippi high school seniors will be among a 28-member task force meeting to examine state and local tests given to public school students.

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Protesters Burn Mississippi Flag, Say it Symbolizes Racism

A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health ...

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Immigrant Kids Seen Held in Fenced Cages at Border Facility

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are ...

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Dorothy Cotton

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was ...

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Bryant Names Retired Colonel as Emergency Management Chief

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming another retired military leader to run Mississippi's Emergency Management Agency.

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Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing Republicans

Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy of forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border "cruel" and "immoral" in a guest column for the Washington ...

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Trump Adviser Roger Stone Reveals New Meeting With Russian

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary ...

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US Rep. John Lewis to Speak at Art Institute Commencement

U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Atlanta's commencement ceremony.

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AP: Trump 2020 Working With Ex-Cambridge Analytica Staffers

A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working ...

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Trump Announces US Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Imports

Vowing to cut U.S. trade deficits and protect the nation's high-tech "crown jewels," President Donald Trump said Friday he's levying a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth ...

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Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort Ahead of Trial

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. Paul Manafort was ordered into custody Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of ...

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AP Explains: Rebooting Poor People's Campaign 50 Years Later

Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968.

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Black Caucus Backs Baria in Dem Primary Runoff for US Senate

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing state Rep. David Baria in the Democratic primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.

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US: No Sanctions Relief Before North Korea Denuclearizes

The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump ...

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AP Source: IG Faults Comey's Calls in Clinton Email Probe

The Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions before ...