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Lesbian Challenges Court Ruling That She's Not Legal Parent

A lesbian is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to recognize her as a legal parent of a child born during her marriage to a woman.

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Gunn: Lottery Debate Not Expected During Special Session

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he does not expect legislators to debate the creation of a state lottery during a special session next month.

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Best of Jackson: Holiday

We're just about into December now, with Thanksgiving over and the holidays just getting started. This is a time to plan for future gatherings.

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Helicopter Crash Linked, Rally Organizer Disavows Violence, Driver Arrested

Officials say the deaths of two people in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville, Virginia, have been linked to a violent white nationalist rally earlier in the day.


Feds Announce First Hate Crime Plea with Transgender Victim

A Mississippi man who previously admitted killing a transgender teen from Alabama because of her sexual identity has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime.


Cleveland, Miss. Agrees to School Desegregation Accord

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer says a Mississippi Delta school district has agreed to a settlement in a long-running desegregation lawsuit.

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State Rep. David Myers Begins Yearlong Deployment

A Mississippi state lawmaker has been deployed to Iraq for a yearlong stint with the U.S. Army Reserves.

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Ten Commandments Monument Installed at Arkansas Capitol

Workers have installed a Ten Commandments monument outside Arkansas' Capitol, two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the statue on state grounds.

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Mississippi Awards First Diploma in Degree-Completion Push

A Grenada woman is the first person to earn a degree under a new Mississippi program aimed at helping people finish college.

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Lawsuit: Waitress Fired Over Religious Objection to Pants

A restaurant chain discriminated against the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal woman by refusing to let her wear a denim skirt instead of blue jeans while she worked as a ...

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Solutions: How to Prevent Gun Violence

Here is a sampling of evidence-based solutions for preventing and interrupting gun violence. See jfp.ms/stopviolence for links to learn more.

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Death by Broken Heart

Many issues come to light if some relationships are not going as expected. The question I ask is, do we really understand how dangerous breaking a heart can be?

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Solomon Muhammad

Solomon Muhammad, a linebacker at Alcorn State University, is already having a breakout year as a redshirt sophomore. He has nearly been a one-man wrecking crew on the Braves' defense ...

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Putin Says Trump 'Not My Bride, and I'm Not His Groom'

Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference in China on Tuesday, but said a decision to shutter Russian diplomatic outposts in the ...

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Groups Seek to Open 9 Charter Schools in Mississippi, Two in Jackson

Nine charter school operators say they're interested in opening new schools in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Justices Uphold Contempt Sanction Against Lawyer

The Mississippi Supreme Court says a lower court judge acted correctly last year when the judge ruled that a lawyer was in criminal contempt of court.

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Like the DA Trying to Protect Him, Butler Trial Ends in a Mistrial

Another trial tangentially related to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has ended in a mistrial. The man the district attorney went to trial late last year for trying to protect ...

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2 Mississippi Social Workers Honored for Finding Abused Boy

Two Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services employees are getting an award for discovering an abused boy.

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UPDATED: Lumumba Files Campaign Report, Third Behind Horhn, Graham in Donations

On a major campaign filing date, Mississippi Sen. John Horhn leads, so far, in donations with upwards of $200,000 in donations to date, although he has spent much of it.

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Haley Barbour Back in the Money, Will Lobby the U.S. on Behalf of Ukraine

Haley Barbour, the former governor of Mississippi, head of the Republican National Committee and one of the world's most powerful lobbyists, is going to work for the Ukrainian government to ...