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3 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

Ever wondered what it's like inside those sign-flipping mascot...

Tennessee's mammals are a diverse and stylish bunch. The wild hog wears a blond-tipped mane, ever on the hunt for salamanders, tubers, snakes and other delectables.

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7 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

Get On Up works up a cold sweat

Any take on the Hardest Working Man in Show Business is going to be labour-intensive, and Get On Up certainly works up a cold sweat.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, 42, Chadwick Boseman, The Help

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Editorial: NM's Climb from Bottom No Cause for Celebration

Results from this year's annual national survey of childhood wellbeing have New Mexico leaders once again lifting praises to the heavens for the poor and impoverished people from the state of Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Opinion

Alabama Live

Mississippi man killed in car crash, Alabama troopers remind public to buckle up

A man, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed in a car crash Wednesday after the vehicle he was driving overturned, according to Alabama Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Kevin Cook.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi dead last in health care return on investment

Mississippians get the least bang for their buck in terms of health care, according to personal finance network WalletHub, which released the results of a study today which ranked 47 of the 50 states in health ROI .

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

NewsBusters.org

MSNBC's Resident Abortion Champion Irin Carmon Hails Blow to Miss. Clinic Regs

MSNBC's chief abortion rights absolutist Irin Carmon is giddy over a move today by a "conservative" federal circuit court panel to scotch an abortion-clinic regulation in Mississippi which requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, Health

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

This Aug. 21, 2013 file photo shows Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, right, leading abortion opponents in prayer on the sidewalk in front of the Jackson Women's Health Organization Clinic in Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Abortion, Women's Health, Health, Jackson, MS, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Joplin

Wide receiver from Mississippi commits to Missouri

Missouri received its first wide receiver commitment for the class of 2015 when Richaud Floyd of Gulfport, Miss., made a pledge Tuesday on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Gawker

Court Undermines Effort to Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

The Fifth Circuit has cast doubt on a Mississippi law which, by imposing burdensome licensing requirements on doctors associated with abortion clinics, threatened to shutter the state's last abortion clinic .

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Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Abortion, Women's Health, Health

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Kansas Government, Kansas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi Government

FOX23

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, Health

News Observer

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court

Mississippi Business Journal

Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Blog News, Madison County, MS, Madison, MS, Ridgeland, MS

WAPT-TV Jackson

'The Hollars' stars spotted in Canton

Academy Award nominated actor Richard Jenkins was seen in Canton on Monday, where scenes were being shot for "The Hollars," which also stars John Krasinski and Anna Kendrick.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, The Help, Entertainment

Sunherald.com

Meridian woman crowned Miss Hospitality

The 21-year-old senior at Mississippi State University won the Miss Hospitality Pageant in Hattiesburg Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Mississippi Government

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Gann Brewer: 'Peddlers & Ghosts'

Mississippi born, singer-songwriter Gann Brewer is, indeed another in a line of American everyman folk singers inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie , John Prine and Hank Williams.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Folk, Hank Williams, Country

Sunherald.com

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Backers of a separate effort to write a full-funding requirement into the state Constitution are pushing against the proposed suits, saying they could blow a hole in the state's budget, anger lawmakers and give lawyers too much of the money if they won.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Education Etc.

Sunherald.com

1 dead, 3 hurt in Moss Point fish plant explosion

Omega Protein spokesman Ben Landry said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. while employees of a subcontractor were working on two storage tanks.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Food, Livestock, Omega Protein Corporation, OSHA

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Thousands raised for Mission Mississippi during 'Get On Up' screening

"This wasn't a hardship, it was just this is my first music film and basically you're shooting two different movies at the same time and blending them together," said Taylor.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman

RedState

In case you hadn't noticed ( or forgotten);Thad Cochran is in...

In case you hadn't noticed ;Thad Cochran is in line to be the next chair of the Senate Appropriations committee Much has been written about the contested Mississippi GOP primary.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi Government, Agriculture, Science

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