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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

55 min ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Memoir shows changes in Mississippi race relations

David Jordan was born on a Mississippi Delta plantation during the Great Depression, when segregation and poverty created a bleak outlook for a son of black sharecroppers.

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6 hrs ago | Hattiesburg American

Medicaid may move 330K children

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid will add roughly 330,000 children to a pilot managed care program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Mississippi

Fri Apr 18, 2014

USA Today

Fraternity closes chapter following vandalism of statue

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Related Topix: Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

The Miami Herald

Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs.

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USA Today

With $245B spent on diabetes, telemedicine looks to cut the cost

Diabetes afflicts more than 22 million Americans, or 7% of the total population, and the number of people diagnosed every year is skyrocketing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Mississippi, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Gamedayr.com

Is Eli Manning An Elite Quarterback: 2014 Edition

Ah, the NFL offseason: it's a glorious wasteland of manufactured headlines, including the ever-popular "is ___ an elite quarterback" question.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Miss. Dept. of Education eyes expanded outreach

The state Board of Education discussed the $2.8 million initiative at its work session Thursday and is likely to vote to approve it Friday.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Transportation leader pushes for highway funding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Mississippi

WOI-TV West Des Moines

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 Southern college that was all-white at the time.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, University of Mississippi, Student Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Fraternities

Washington Post

The Fix: Not speaking with your friends and family? Good, they can set up a super PAC for you.

We often refer to super PACs as "outside groups" because of their external influence on campaigns and laws barring them from coordinating with candidates they try to get elected.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Republican, Mississippi, Nebraska, Mitch McConnell

Hispanic Business

Miss. Gov. Signs Bills to Curb Unions

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

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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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Daily Kos

Mississippi GOP shocked - shocked! - to find Neo-Confederates in its ranks

For pure political theater, it's hard to beat the Republican Senate primary in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Theater, Arts

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits

Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Mississippi, Connecticut, New York Government, California, Connecticut Government, California Government, New York

Mississippi Business Journal

CARTER: Religious restoration law as ticket to legalizing gay marriage in Miss.

In what was billed as a moment of enlightenment, Mississippi legislators removed what they said were the bill's more menacing provisions.The debate over the righteousness of Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a whole lot less black and white than we may have thought.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Mississippi, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Sunherald.com

Miss. death row inmate challenges rape conviction

In refusing to set an execution date for Charles Ray Crawford in March, the Supreme Court said it would resolve the appeal of prior rape conviction first.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Mississippi, Death Penalty

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

State probes complaint alleging misuse of inmates

The Sun Herald reports Grace Fisher, the department's communications director, confirmed the investigation Tuesday.

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Sunherald.com

Meth conviction stands in Miss. case

Christopher Carl Brown argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that a Mississippi judge erroneously determined he was the leader of the drug ring and gave him a longer sentence for it.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Drugs, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: Ohio Democrats, Republicans Bringing Bill...

This is a big get for Democrats, since their candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald, far behind Republican incumbent John Kasich in fundraising.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, John Kasich, Haley Barbour, Mississippi

WFAA-TV Dallas

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary extended from the western Gulf Coast to the central Great Lakes on Monday, while a separate cold front approached the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Weather, Texas, Mississippi

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