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Voting Suit Challenges Mississippi Law on Citizenship Proof

A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

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US Softening Position on Israeli Settlements in West Bank

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration ...

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Flags Lowered After Death of Ex Mississippi House Speaker

Gov. Phil Bryant ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy. The Democrat from Prentiss County died Tuesday at age 77.

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Takeaways so Far from House Public Impeachment Hearings

Wednesday’s start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marked the first time that the American public could watch and listen to the witnesses whose testimony is at the center ...

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Watson: Mississippi Should Change Multipart Election System

Republican Michael Watson, Mississippi’s incoming secretary of state, says he will work to change a Jim Crow-era election system that requires multiple steps for statewide races.

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Col. Carlyle "Smitty" Harris

Retired Air Force Col. Carlyle "Smitty" Harris, originally from the small agricultural village of Preston, Maryland, was 36 years old with a wife, two young daughters and a third baby ...

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Supreme Court Lets Sandy Hook Shooting Lawsuit Go Forward

The Supreme Court said Tuesday a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to ...

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Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Against NY Over Tax Returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.

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Mississippi Woman Sues Over Unsecured Manhole Cover Crash

A Mississippi woman who says she hit an unsecured manhole cover hours before a teenager was killed in a similar crash has filed a lawsuit.

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US Tells UN it is Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal

The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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Pence Rallies for Mississippi GOP Governor Candidate

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Monday in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor, who's in a tight race with the state's best-funded Democratic nominee in nearly a generation.

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Analysis: Mississippi Getting Big Turnover in State Offices

No matter who wins this year's elections, Mississippi will have its biggest turnover of state government officials in a long time. At least five of the eight statewide offices will ...

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Trump Stumping in Mississippi Ahead of Tough Governor's Race

President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi on Friday to try to shore up Republican support ahead of the state's toughest governor's race in nearly a generation, with two established ...

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US Judge Not Blocking Multistep Mississippi Election System

A federal judge ruled Friday that he will not immediately block Mississippi's unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials.

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Democrats Push Impeachment Rules Package Through House

Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that ...