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Coroner: Inmate Dies, Found Hanging at a Mississippi Prison

An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, ...

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Martin Luther King Holiday: Faith, Politics Mix This Holiday

The nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial equality, observing the federal holiday named for him ...

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Pro-gun Rally by Thousands in Virginia Ends Peacefully

Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.

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12-Year Sentence for Jail Phone is 'Failure,' Justice Says

The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a ...

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Mississippi Governor: Prison Violence Was a 'Catastrophe'

Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a ...

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Putin Fast-Tracks Effort to Extend His Rule in Russia

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fast-tracked work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 while lawmakers quickly sealed his ...

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Trump's Impeachment Trial Underway With Reading of Charges

The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday, with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the chamber ahead of the swearing in of all ...

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Watchdog: White House Violated Law in Freezing Ukraine Aid

The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday.

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Ukraine Opens Probe of Possible Surveillance of Ambassador

Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her ...

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Board Delays Vote on Moving Confederate Monument at Ole Miss

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a ...

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Lawsuit Says Mississippi Prisons are 'Plagued by Violence'

More than two dozen Mississippi inmates sued the state Tuesday, saying understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence” and inmates are forced to live in decrepit and dangerous conditions.

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Russians Hacked Company Key to Ukraine Scandal

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents have successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump's impeachment.

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Pelosi Sets Wednesday Votes to Send Impeachment to Senate

After weeks of delay and strategizing, the U.S. House is planning to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the ...

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Mississippi Officials Set to Rule on Controversial Landfill

Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality is set to decide on whether a controversial new landfill will be allowed in a county that already has two other trash dumping sites.

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Both Parties in New Mississippi Senate Leadership Roles

Mississippi's new Republican lieutenant governor is putting together a bipartisan leadership team in the state Senate for the new four-year term.