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Jackson School Takeover Back on Table Under Separate Law

A state takeover of the Jackson school district is back on the table, less than a month after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant decided he wanted a more collaborative approach to ...

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Virginia, New Jersey Reject 'Trumpism' as Dems Score Major Victories

Seizing his party's first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the ...

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Maine OKs Medicaid Expansion in First-of-its-Kind Referendum

Residents of Maine, a rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population, voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other ...

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Lawyer: Legislators Don't Have to Give Up Documents in Suit

Mississippi legislators are telling a federal judge that they shouldn't have to turn over documents about their 2016 vote to shift control of Jackson's airports to a new board mostly ...

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Jordan Ta'amu

With seconds ticking off and just inches to work with in the left corner of the end zone, Mississippi quarterback Jordan Ta'amu put the football just where D.K. Metcalf had ...

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House GOP Weighs Repeal of Health Mandate in Tax Bill

Republicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's tax-writing committee begins work on shaping the bill.

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Immigrant Girl with Cerebral Palsy Released, Now with Family

U.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.

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Congressional Leaders Call for Sexual Harassment Training

Leading lawmakers are calling for mandatory training and other steps to prevent sexual harassment in Congress as the national spotlight on gender hostility in the workplace falls on Capitol Hill.

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'Defenseless People': Gunman Kills 26 at South Texas Church

A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit ...

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Mississippi Science Museum Displays Moonshot Command Module

Infinity Science Center is displaying the command module from Apollo 4, an unmanned 1967 mission that successfully demonstrated the full Saturn V rocket and the capsule that would carry men ...

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Female Lawmakers Allege Harassment by Colleagues in House

As reports pile up of harassment or worse by men in entertainment, business and the media, one current and three former female lawmakers tell The Associated Press that they, too, ...

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Bergdahl Spared Any Prison Time, Gets Dishonorable Discharge

Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left several comrades severely wounded, will serve no prison time, a military judge ruled ...

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Trump Pushes DOJ on Clinton, Won't Rule Out Firing Sessions

President Donald Trump said he is "disappointed" with the Justice Department and won't rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, if Sessions won't investigate Democrats.

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US Rate for Gun Deaths is Up for the Second Straight Year

The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.

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Due in Court, Manafort Attacks Russia Probe Indictment

Accused of multiple financial crimes, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman on Thursday attacked the strength of the evidence against him, saying the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller ...