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Morgan Freeman Apologizes in Wake of Harassment Accusations

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor ...

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Trump Cancels Summit, Citing 'Open Hostility' by North Korea

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement ...

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Kushner Granted Permanent Security Clearance, AP Source Says

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a permanent security clearance following a lengthy FBI background check, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

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Judge: President Can't Block Critics on Twitter

President Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Stand or Stay Out of Sight: NFL Takes on Anthem Protesters

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but ...

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Mississippi: Up to 7,000 Bodies from Asylum May Be in Field

Researchers are planning to exhume as many as 7,000 bodies that were buried at Mississippi's former insane asylum, create a memorial and study them for insight on how the mentally ...

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Congress Moves to Dismantle Key Post-Crisis Bank Rules

Congress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and ...

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Mississippi Cuts Math Teacher Test Score, Citing Shortage

Mississippi is lowering the standardized test score that a student must achieve to become a middle school or high school math teacher, citing a teacher shortage.

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More Bipartisan Support for Civil Rights Site as US Monument

Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama introduced a bill Monday to make the Medgar Evers home a monument.

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Blake Thompson

Mississippi College trustees on Monday said they had chosen Blake Thompson to lead the 5,000-student Baptist-affiliated institution.

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Divided Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.

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Three Mississippi Names Added to US Law Enforcement Memorial

The state's U.S. senators say the names of three Mississippi officers have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington.

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Afroman to Settle Suit Filed Over Mississippi Assault, Song

Musician and rapper Afroman is settling a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.

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Gunman Opens Fire in Texas High School, Killing Up to 10

At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.

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Trump to Deny Funds to Clinics that Refer for Abortion

The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers.