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Family of Officer's Slain Lover Wants $5 Million from Oxford

An attorney for the family of a woman whose death has been blamed on a police officer is demanding $5 million from the city of Oxford, Mississippi.

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Trump Says Sarah Sanders to Leave White House at End of June

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave ...

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Federal Agency Recommends White House Aide Conway be Fired

A federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity ...

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Sen. Hyde-Smith Asks Trump to Help Ease Mississippi Flooding

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the Mississippi Delta region to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen ...

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Mississippi Adds Students to State School Board

Mississippi's state Board of Education is choosing two students for the first time as non-voting representatives.

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California Company Gets Tax Breaks to Build Rockets in Mississippi

A California rocket company announced Tuesday that it plans to build and test rockets at a NASA facility in Mississippi, part of its bid to use three-dimensional metal printing to ...

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Mississippi Foster Care System Fails Many Measures

The stage is set for a long-delayed showdown over whether a federal judge should appoint an outsider to run Mississippi's Department of Child Protective Services, after a report Tuesday showed ...

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Trump Nominates Mississippi-Based Judge to U.S. Appeals Court

President Donald Trump is nominating a federal district judge from southern Mississippi to serve on one of the nation's most conservative federal appeals courts.

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Republican Reeves Holds $6.3M in Mississippi Governor's Race

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has five times as much cash to spend in the final five months of the governor's race as his best-financed opponent, and he's already spending ...

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Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda as Southern Baptists Convene

The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic—sex abuse by clergy and staff—overshadowing all others.

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A Look at Mississippi Candidates' Campaign Finance Filings

Mississippi candidates had a Monday deadline to file campaign finance reports to show how much money they had raised and spent through the end of May. This is a brief ...

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New Law: Charities Using Paid Telemarketers Must Register

Officials on Monday reminded charities that hire telemarketers to seek new donors that they now have to register under Mississippi's no-call law.

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Scientist Predict Gulf 'Dead Zone' Nearly the Size of Turkey

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.

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Congress to Obtain Mueller Evidence on Trump Obstruction

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, ...

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Rural Kids Left Behind as Homework Moves Online

In what has become known as the homework gap, an estimated 17% of U.S. students do not have access to computers at home and 18% do not have home access ...