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New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures ...

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Governors Ask Trump, Congress to Do More on Opioid Crisis

Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more ...

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Trump Adds Confusion to Government Shutdown Concern

Injecting confusion into already perilous shutdown negotiations, President Donald Trump undercut his own administration's stance by tweeting Thursday that a children's health insurance program should not be part of a ...

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Three Republicans Now in Race for US House Seat in Mississippi

Three Republicans have now qualified to run for an open congressional seat in Mississippi.

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Mississippi Senate Votes to Reserve BP Spill Money for Coast

The Mississippi Senate is advancing a plan to reserve oil spill settlement money for use on projects along the Gulf Coast.

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Three Mississippi Insurers Broaden Coverage for Autism Services

Three insurance companies in Mississippi have agreed to provide more extensive coverage of services for people with autism and other developmental disorders.

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Some Criticize Fast Track for Education Funding Revision

Some Democrats say the public needs more time to study a proposal to rewrite Mississippi's education funding formula.

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Victoria Vivians

Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians and Teaira McCowan scored a bunch of points and grabbed a bunch of rebounds, just like they do almost every game.

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Trump Defends Himself Anew Against Charges That He is Racist

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

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France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.

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Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the ...

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Lawmakers Could Shift Existing Money into New School Formula

The $53 million needed to pay for the first year of a proposed new Mississippi public school funding formula could come from other money currently going to education.

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'Mississippi Burning' KKK Leader Killen Dies in Prison at 92

Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the ...

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Trump: Why Allow Immigrants from 'Shithole Countries'

President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit more immigrants from "shithole countries" after senators discussed revamping rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people ...

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Walmart Boosts Starting Pay, Closing Dozens of Sam's Clubs

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country—a move that seems sure to cost jobs—on the same day it announced that it ...