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1 hr ago | The Huffington Post

University Of Mississippi Frat Shut Down After Members Tied Noose To Desegregation Statue

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

6 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi Legalizing Marijuana Extract as Medicine

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Prison, FLDS, Religion, US Military, US Navy

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Police search home of highway shooting suspect

As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Education Etc., Prison, US Military, US Navy

WBAY-TV Green Bay

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Education Etc., Prison, FLDS, Religion

WXOW-TV La Crosse

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Prison, FLDS, Religion

National Public Radio

Fraternity Shuts Ole Miss Branch After Noose Tying

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern college.

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Related Topix: Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities, Richmond, VA

WATE-TV Knoxville

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white... A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Train Disaster

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Report: 'Suspicious package' delivered to Ole Miss chancellor's suite in Lyceum

OXFORD — The Lyceum building on the University of Mississippi's campus was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a "suspicious package" was delivered to a chancellor's suite, the Daily Mississippian tweeted.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government

Live Science

'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' - The Minds Behind the Film

Kai Staats is an entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker and now student at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cosmology Research Group, Cape Town, South Africa where he is working to earn his masters degree in applied mathematics.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Mathematics, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Physics, Louisiana State University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Miss. native Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer

It was apparent in her short time at Ole Miss that Greenwood native Donna Tartt was an immense literary talent.

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Mississippi, Bennington College

Chattanoogan.com

BlueCross Names Smith Associate Chief Medical Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Dr. Barbara Easterling Smith as associate chief medical officer for all its lines of business.

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Related Topix: Family Practice, Medicine, Tougaloo College

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records

The commission's first opinion on the matter was unanimous, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.

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Mass Transit

MS: Oxford City Planner Akers to Retire

April 14--OXFORD -- The man largely credited with Oxford-University Transit, the expansion of Oxford's historic preservation efforts and the preservation of its tree canopy will retire April 30. Tim Akers, who became city planner in December 2005, credits Oxford's officials, staff and residents with the quality of life that continually garners ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oxford, MS

The Smithfield Herald

Clayton lawyer David Ford vies for Johnston County clerk of court

On an office door at 442-B E. Main St. in Clayton, white letters spell "The Ford Firm, PLLC." That's where attorney David Ford handles dozens of cases each month in real estate, election law and small- business matters.

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Related Topix: Clayton, NC, Johnston County, NC, University of Memphis, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Newms360.com

Rethinking Mass Incarceration

Mississippians interested in learning how the criminal justice system works - and doesn't work - are invited to the first University of Mississippi Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.

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Related Topix: Prison, Noxubee County, MS, Mississippi College

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sunherald.com

Education notebook for South Mississippi

The Jackson County Young Lawyers Division is hosting a scholarship essay contest inspired by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Bullyproof Program.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Gulfport, MS

GhanaSoccerNet.com

EXCLUSIVE: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah awarded doctorate degree by American University

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been handed a honorary doctorate degree by the Day Spring Christian University of Mississippi, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

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Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News, American University

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Friends of the Library host Randy Pierce at book signing

The Lucedale-George County Public Library will host MS Supreme Court Justice and author Randy Pierce for a book signing and discussion on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce has drawn from a rich pantry of ingredients Mississippi political lore, partisan animosities, childlike innocence, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lucedale, MS, George County, MS, Greene County, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Texan

In speech, George W. Bush says education is today's most important civil rights issue

In his speech Thursday night at the Civil Rights Summit, former President George W. Bush led with a joke that was, in the Johnsonian tradition, somewhat off-color.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., Mississippi, Immigration Reform, US News

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