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CHIP in Limbo: 79,000 Mississippi Kids Could Lose Health Insurance

The U.S. Congress quietly let the Children's Health Insurance Program, initially authorized in 1997, expire last week, leaving more than 79,000 Mississippi children at risk for losing their health insurance.

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GOP Leader Says NRA-Backed Bill Shelved Indefinitely

House Republican leaders called for unity and prayer after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to ...

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Eventful Eating

Be sure not to miss these tasty events coming up this weekend.

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"Yes" Side Wins Catalonia Independence Vote Marred by Chaos

Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into mayhem Sunday, with more than 800 people injured ...

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Tom Petty, Down-to-Earth Rock Superstar, Dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as "Free ...

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Trump in Puerto Rico, Lauds Administration's Relief Effort

On the ground in Puerto Rico nearly two weeks after a hurricane ravaged the island, President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on his administration's relief workers and, more selectively, Puerto ...

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Some in GOP Open to Banning Gun Accessory Used in Vegas

Senior congressional Republicans say they are open to considering legislation banning "bump stocks" like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic ...

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Fannie Lou Hamer

Mississippi-born civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is being commemorated Friday on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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House GOP Eyes Budget Passage That is Key to Tax Debate

Republicans are focused on cutting taxes instead of deficits as they look to power a $4.1 billion budget plan through the House on Thursday.

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Former Court Clerk in Pearl Accused of Stealing $200,000

A former court clerk in Mississippi faces a felony embezzlement charge after being accused by state Auditor Stacey Pickering of stealing nearly $200,000.

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New Head: ‘Public Works a Contact Sport’

The City of Jackson has a new director of public works to deal with ongoing infrastructure issues, including always-present potholes.

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HB 1523 Becomes Law Tuesday, Oct. 10, After 5th Circuit Denied Stay

The "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" will become state law on Tuesday, Oct. 10, after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied attorneys' request to prevent ...

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Dennis Allen

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen left London, England, with fonder memories than his last trip in 2014.

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Iran Deal's Future May hinge on Face-Saving Fix for Trump

The future of the Iran nuclear deal may hinge on a face-saving fix for President Donald Trump so he doesn't have to recertify the Islamic republic's compliance every 90 days, ...

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Welty Library Building Closure ‘Devastating’

The Eudora Welty Library building is closed off to the public after the state fire marshal closed it Oct. 5 due to several violations of fire and life safety standards ...

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Las Vegas Gunman's Girlfriend Returns to US for Questioning

The Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend returned to the U.S. overnight after a weekslong trip abroad and was met by investigators seeking to question her for clues to what drove Stephen ...

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Immigration Principles Could Create Problems for DACA Plan

The Trump administration is finalizing the details of a set of immigration principles that could upend efforts to come up with a permanent fix for the status of young immigrants ...

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HB 1523 May Become Law This Week; Plaintiffs Asking Supreme Court to Hear Case

House Bill 1523, the law Gov. Phil Bryant signed that can allow Mississippians acting on their religious beliefs to discriminate against LGBT citizens, is set to become state law this ...

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Tillerson Never Wanted Out, Dodges Trump 'Moron' Report

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday he never considered abandoning his job as President Donald Trump's top diplomat, disputing what he called "erroneous" reports that he wanted to resign ...

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Supreme Court Term Begins With Case of Workers' Rights

The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees' rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers.