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Steve Demetropoulos Wins Special Election to Become Pascagoula Mayor

Dr. Steve Demetropoulos, a family physician, has been elected mayor of Pascagoula on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Senate Moves Toward Vote Restraining Trump on Iran

A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward approval in the Senate.

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Smollett Case Revives Questions on Laquan McDonald, Justice

When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city.

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Mississippi Could Verify Income of People Getting Public Aid

Mississippi senators clashed Tuesday before passing a bill to let the state auditor see tax returns to verify the income of people enrolled in Medicaid or other public assistance programs.

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Congressman Lewis to Receive NAACP Honor at Awards Show

The NAACP will honor John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist by presenting him the Chairman's Award at its annual arts and entertainment ...

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JSU President Bynum Resigns After Bust in Prostitution Sting

William Bynum Jr., the president of Jackson State University, resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi.

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Trump Unleashes Fury at Impeachment Enemies at Prayer Event

President Donald Trump unleashed his fury against those who tried to remove him from office at a prayer breakfast Thursday, a day after his acquittal by the Senate in his ...

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Judge: Mississippi Parole Officers 'Underpaid & Overworked'

As Mississippi lawmakers seek ways to improve a prison system shaken by recent deadly violence, a related problem is looming: A judge said Tuesday that parole officers are “woefully underpaid ...

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Juan Barnett: Chairman Says Prisons Should Not be Warehouses

Democratic Sen. Juan Barnett of Heidelberg said in an interview Thursday that prisons need to be more than warehouses. He also said Mississippi needs to do a better job of ...

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Mississippi Teacher Pay Raise Proposal is Moving Forward

A proposal to give most Mississippi teachers at least a $1,000 pay raise is starting to move forward at the state Capitol after the plan won approval Thursday in the ...

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Mississippi Former Gov. Phil Bryant Joins Consulting Firm

Former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is joining a consulting firm founded by an attorney who had been his chief of staff.

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Mississippi Inmate Dies After Collapsing at Regional Prison

An autopsy will be done on an inmate who died after he became ill while talking to a relative on the telephone, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said.

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Trump Peace Plan Delights Israelis, Enrages Palestinians

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan Tuesday, winning immediate praise from a beaming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but a swift rejection from the Palestinians, who called ...

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GOP Defends Trump as Bolton Book Adds Pressure for Witnesses

Pressure increased Monday on senators to call John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as defense lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from Trump's former national ...

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Inmate Found Dead at Mississippi Prison

A Mississippi inmate was found dead in his one-man cell, the corrections department said Sunday, the latest fatality in the state's troubled prison system.