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GOP Senator Defends Health Bill Against Kimmel's Attacks

Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the ...

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Study: Most States Would Take a Hit from GOP Health Bill

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an outside analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in ...

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One Escaped Mississippi Inmate is Caught, One Still at Large

One of two inmates who escaped from a Mississippi prison is back in custody, and authorities are still searching for the other.

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Nations Start Signing Nuke Ban Treaty Opposed by Big Powers

Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms.

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One Last Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal Votes

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was ...

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7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 61 as Buildings Collapse in Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 61 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many ...

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Trump's Lawyer to Publicly Testify in Senate Next Month

President Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning.

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Beware of Scams Tied to Credit Info Breach, Hood Says

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about scams tied to the Equifax security breach.

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Trump Slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro Calls Him 'Hitler'

President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in ...

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At UN, Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' of North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

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Protesters Make Good on Threat to Disrupt St. Louis Business

When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly ...

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Hurricane Maria Grows, Threatens Storm-Battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. Forecasters warned it was likely to ...

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Senate GOP Musters Final Push to Erase Obama Health Care Law

Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to ...

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Dan Mullen

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen—now in his ninth season—is used to the gauntlet the SEC provides on a yearly basis.

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AGs Want Health Insurers to Review Policies in Opioid Fight

Attorneys general from 35 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives ...