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1 hr ago | The Hill

Mississippians deserve Medicaid

Thousands of Mississippi families are one major illness away from bankruptcy. Recent studies have shown that medical debt is the No.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Mississippi, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Opinion

3 hrs ago | News Max

Bloodletting Could Be Next for Miss. Drivers at DUI Checkpoints

Vampire movies, books, and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act.

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5 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Blount to become Miss. archives director in Feb.

In that role, she will oversee completion of the Mississippi history and civil rights museums that have been under construction since last year in downtown Jackson. The two museums under one roof are scheduled to open during the state's bicentennial year of 2017.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Income tax collections driving Miss. revenue

Mississippi is one of 10 states most reliant on sales taxes as a share of revenue, according to a new Standard & Poor's report that says that such states may be particularly susceptible to an ever-widening income gap dragging down state tax revenues. State revenue growth in Mississippi has slowed since 2000, the S&P report finds, dropping from 7.22 percent annually in Mississippi's boom decade of the 1990s to about 3.5 percent a year since.

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SFGate

Analysis: Bryant distrust on refugee program

The Republican is once more citing something he fears Washington will do in his decision for Mississippi to stop accepting new entrants to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program. That program brings refugees younger than 21 to the United States legally and resettles them, providing safe haven for children who might otherwise be marooned in refugee camps.

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Commercial Dispatch

Wyatt Emmerich: Stats reveal fallacy of taxpayer-subsidised megadeals

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent. I remember in the 90s when Mississippi's unemployment rate was two full percentage points better than the national average.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Small Business, Personal Finance, West Point, MS, Tupelo, MS, Opinion

Newms360.com

Hood prepares state defense in Musgrove lawsuit

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says his office is preparing to defend the state against a school funding lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, a fellow Democrat. As the state's official attorney, part of the job of the attorney general is to defend the state when it is sued.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Hinds County, MS, Prentiss County, MS, Clay County, MS, Okolona, MS

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NewsBusters.org

Bill Maher Blames Fox News for Polarizing America; Jerry Seinfeld...

During Friday night's season debut of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the host asserted that Fox News was ruining American politics. People always talk about Washington, that politicians can't get along.

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Related Topix: Seinfeld, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jerry Seinfeld, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Iowa, Mississippi

BayouBuzz.com

UL-Lafayette falls to No. 14 Mississippi, 56-15

Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Ole Miss powers past Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15

Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

No. 14 Mississippi tops Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15

Bo Wallace threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Vince Sanders, to lead No. 14 Mississippi over Louisiana-Lafayette 56-15 on Saturday.

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Times Post

Renee Cunningham: Common Core: Prepared for education anywhere

The Common Core State Standards are in effect now, this school year, for all children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Mississippi. These standards give the "what."

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WALA

Miss. man mowing yard dies after fast car hits him

Authorities say a south Mississippi man was killed when he was mowing his lawn and a car ran off the road and hit him. Lawrence County Sheriff Joel Thames says Friday that the driver initially fled the scene Thursday evening, but soon returned and was arrested.

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CE News

U.S. DOT announces 72 TIGER 2014 recipients

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its TIGER 2014 program. The Department received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013.

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The Miami Herald

No. 14 Mississippi prepares for home opener

Hugh Freeze has firsthand knowledge of the Sun Belt Conference, having coached at Arkansas State in 2011 before moving on to Mississippi. And that's why he's not taking anything for granted when No.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Miss. governor going to Japan for trade meeting

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States. Bryant's spokesman says Thursday that the governor will attend the 37th annual meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan-U.S. Southeast Associations, or SEUS-Japan.

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Erie Times News

Maher's HBO show back

Maher will spring back into action with a one-two punch. From his show's Los Angeles home base, he travels to Washington, D.C., for a special live hour at 10 p.m. from Sidney Harman Hall.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Seinfeld, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Jerry Seinfeld, US Governors, Haley Barbour, Mississippi, Shia LaBeouf

Thu Sep 11, 2014

USA Today

Raw: Accused dad leaves Miss. jail

Timothy Ray Jones Jr, accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama left a Mississippi jail Thursday and was being taken back to his home state of South Carolina. Raw: Accused dad leaves Miss.

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The Fresno Bee

GreenTech Automotive says Miss. factory built

But it's unclear how many employees the company has in Mississippi or if it has sold any vehicles from its temporary factory in nearby Horn Lake. A unit of Virginia-based WM Industries Corp., GreenTech said Tuesday its moving equipment from rented Horn Lake quarters and plans to begin making the vehicles in the Tunica Resorts facility before year's end.

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AltWeeklies

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Blocks Abortion Film

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Executive Director Ronnie Agnew decided to replace PBS' "POV" documentary series "After Tiller" with other programming due to its controversial nature. The Jackson Free Press is Jackson's smart alternative, covering news, culture and politics for Mississippi's capital city.

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