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Mississippi Sheriff Sets Policies Amid Racial Profiling Suit

A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a reason to stop and question people, attorneys say.

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Hood Calls for Preschool, Teacher Pay, Higher K-12 Spending

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood on Tuesday detailed an ambitious education program which, if fully implemented, would bring the biggest increase in Mississippi education spending in more than a decade.

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Mississippi Governor Candidates Agree on 1 Debate Date

Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates, but have agreed on only one date—Oct. 10 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

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Mississippi Officials Find Spiked CBD Sold in the State

Concerned about illegal drugs, Mississippi authorities took an interest in vape shops and gas stations selling products including the cannabis extract CBD.

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Dem Presidential Candidates Call for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.

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Auditor Calls to Abolish Blues Commission, Cites Misspending

Mississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state's Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to the nonprofit Mississippi Blues Foundation.Mississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state's Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to the nonprofit Mississippi Blues Foundation.

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Mississippi Lottery Corp. Chooses Ad and Marketing Firm

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. has chosen a Jackson-based firm to handle advertising and marketing. Maris West and Baker is receiving a three-year contract that includes creating and buying ads for the lottery, which is on track to start selling tickets in December.

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U.S. Civil Rights Advocate Juanita Abernathy Dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, died Thursday. She was 88.

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Democrats Outline Impeachment Hearings as Moderates Wary

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler tried to clear up confusion within his caucus about impeachment on Thursday as the committee approved guidelines for impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump.

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Hood: Reeves Improperly Pushed Frontage Road Project

Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year's governor's race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves' neighborhood.

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Mississippi Man Gets 11 Years for His Part in Cross Burning

A white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family.

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Mississippi Board OKs 1 New Charter School to Open in 2020

A state board in Mississippi has approved a new charter school to open next year in the Delta city of Greenwood. Leflore Legacy Academy is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year. For the first year, the school will only have sixth grade. Plans call for later expansion to grades six through eight.

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Mississippi Gov Signs Extradition Warrant in Walmart Killing

Mississippi's governor has signed an extradition warrant for the 39-year-old man accused of killing two managers at a Walmart and then setting a fire there.

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All 8 Mississippi GOP Statewide Nominees Campaign Together

Republican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all eight will win this fall.

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Mississippi: Veggie Burgers Must be Clearly Labeled

Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as "veggie burger" and "vegan bacon," as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat.

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