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Lawsuit Demands Return of More Than $16M from Ponzi Scheme

A lawyer trying to recover money in a collapsed Ponzi scheme is suing three people who sold the investments, demanding they return more than $16 million in sales commissions.

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Jury Convicts Chicago Officer of 2nd-Degree Murder

A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

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Four Louisiana Men Indicted for Prison Bribery in Mississippi

Four Louisiana men have been indicted on charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff to give them jail-related contracts.

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Governor Gives Medal as Mississippi City Mourns Dead Officer

Mississippi's governor awarded a state medal to a slain police officer, as relatives and law enforcement personnel mourned his death.

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Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser He Had Called Credible Witness

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ...

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Rep. Harper Donating Papers to Mississippi State University

A Republican congressman is donating his papers to Mississippi State University as he prepares to wrap up a decade in office.

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Otis Rush

Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of ...

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Yale Classmate Recalls Kavanaugh as Frequent, Heavy Drinker

FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have ...

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Canada-US Reach Deal to Stay in Trade Pact With Mexico

Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.

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For Critics of DeVos, Sale of DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags

A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled ...

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The Latest: Feinstein Says Kavanaugh Big 'Test' for Nation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) says the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is "a real test" for the Senate and the nation "to see how we treat women, especially women ...

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The Latest: Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Christine Blasey Ford says she is "100 percent" certain that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high-school teenagers.

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Mississippi Enacts No New Gun Laws in 2018

Mississippi has enacted no new state laws this year to either regulate gun ownership or expand where firearms may be carried.

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Ole Miss Considers Removal of Donor's Name After Flap

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of considering whether to remove a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash ...

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The Latest: Cosby Gets Three to 10 years for 2004 Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.