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1 hr ago | FindLaw

Judge Garza Really Disagrees With the Miss. Abortion-Clinic Opinion

A Fifth Circuit panel on Tuesday upheld an injunction against the enforcement of a Mississippi statute requiring physicians providing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital as it applied to the state's last remaining clinic.

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5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Miss. high court to look at Carothers case

The state Court of Appeals last fall ordered a new trial for Anthony Carothers who was convicted in a 2011 assault of his half-sister and was sentenced serve 10 years in prison.

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9 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Man who lived in U-Haul banished from Pike County

McComb Municipal Judge Danny Smith ordered Darnell Varnado, 28, of McComb, released from jail on his own recognizance on the condition that he immediately leave Pike County.

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12 hrs ago | Delta Farm Press

Mississippi continues boll weevil-free status

No boll weevils were trapped in Mississippi in 2013, and the state is now in its sixth year of freedom from the pest that that ravaged the nation's cotton crops for more than a century.

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19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

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Chris McDaniel might still be wandering about Mississippi in his bus, looking for mislaid votes, but Sen. Thad Cochran and his Democratic opponent already have moved on to the more advanced stage of searching for votes in the state -- in the general election.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

From Biloxi to Bahamas: Miss Teen USA brought neon outfits, high hairdos to Coast in early '90s

The year was 1990 but the fashion was as 1980s as it gets: Spandex leotards, high-waisted neon shorts, windbreakers, pastel blazers with shoulder pads, acid-washed overalls and bangs teased as high as hairspray and nature would allow.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Miss USA, American Bandstand, Entertainment, Television, Entertainment Tonight

Anchorage Daily News

Abortion in the South: how Mississippi ruling could affect other states

A panel of the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals has ruled that Mississippi can't end-run American abortion rights by forcing pregnant women to leave the state to abort fetuses, bolstering the likelihood of a Supreme Court challenge to clarify the limits of Southern restrictions on the procedure.

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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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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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WATE-TV Knoxville

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A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

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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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Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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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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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KLTV Tyler

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.

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The Republic

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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The Mississippi Press

History ignored in debate over black vote in GOP Senate primary

Reaction to the fact that black voters were either invited or influenced to take part in a Mississippi Republican second primary vote has run the gamut from histrionics to humor, but the fact is that the history of electoral entanglement between blacks and the Mississippi GOP is in great measure coming full circle.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Max

Miss. Gov. Bryant: More Uninsured in State Due to Obamacare

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant blames Obamacare for the state's increase in the number of people without health coverage.

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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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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 suit, saying it 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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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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