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15 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Yesterday | 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

Yesterday | Hattiesburg American

Tea party leader: Miss. GOP chair should resign

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.

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

Yesterday | Sunherald.com

Sound Off for April 15

I am looking forward to baseball in Biloxi but curious about the team. How long have they been in Huntsville and why are they moving? From today's paper: New Hampshire State Representatives and Senators are constitutionally paid $100 per year, some view the position as akin to community service.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with 'The Goldfinch'

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi's literary crown.

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Mississippi

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi drops lawsuit against Federal Flood Insurance Program

Mississippi's lawsuit against the Federal Flood Insurance Program will be withdrawn pending the Federal Emergency Management Agency's implementation of a new law passed by Congress meant to alleviate some of the dramatic rate increases facing Mississippi homeowners, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney said today.

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Advocate

Despite 'Religious Freedom' Law, Miss. Businesses Promise 'We Don't Discriminate'

More than 30 Mississippi businesses are teaming up to combat the state's newly enacted "religious freedom" law, which gives businesses the right to deny service to LGBT people or anyone else who contradicts an owner's religious beliefs.

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NewsOne

Miss. State Senator Fears Being Taxed For Reparations

A Republican Party U.S. Senate candidate from Mississippi is in serious hot water for some pretty ridiculous comments he made about black Americans and Latinos that surfaced last week via the Washington Post .

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Newms360.com

Our Opinion: 'Threat' of voter Id is vastly overstated

The June 3 party primaries for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be the first elections in which Mississippians will be required to show a government-issued photo ID when voting.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sunherald.com

Lucy Denton: Better schools equal better jobs

Something exciting is happening throughout Mississippi. It's called "Better Schools = Better Jobs," and I've joined to circulate petitions so that Mississippians can vote on adequate funding for our K-12 schools.

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USA Today

How politics killed no-texting bill in Mississippi

"Nooooo!" an obvious majority of the Mississippi House yelled in unison loud enough to rattle the stained glass.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, AT&T, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, US News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Miss. farmers to plant more cotton and soybeans

With corn prices down, Mississippi farmers are likely to plant more cotton than 2013's record low acreage.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Agriculture, Science, Mississippi State University

Seattle Times

Civil-rights museum pledges no ‘sugarcoating’ Mississippi history

In the woods off Monroe Road, a truck is so rusted that it is melting into the earth.

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Newms360.com

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Cochran, McDaniel stir Mississippi's politics

As the Mississippi legislative session closes, political eyes are watching the U.S. Senate race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Mississippi, Tea Party, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Haley Barbour coming for Ohio GOP dinner

Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor and Republican National Committee chairman, will keynote the 2014 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner on May 10 along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

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The Mississippi Press

Everett Dutschke's sentencing date set in ricin-laced letters case in Mississippi

In this Tuesday April 23, 2013 file photo, Everett Dutschke stands in the street near his home in Tupelo, Miss., and waits for the FBI to arrive and search his home in connection with the sending of poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and others.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mississippi, Tupelo, MS

Washington Times

Miss. man indicted in $9 million bankruptcy fraud

A Jackson man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he defrauded his bankrupt business of more than $9 million.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Prison, Mississippi, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Yahoo!

Republicans have a big problem in Mississippi

Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin still haunts Republicans after his inflammatory remarks about rape during the 2012 election almost certainly cost his party a U.S. Senate seat.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Mississippi, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

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