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Rural Kids Left Behind as Homework Moves Online

In what has become known as the homework gap, an estimated 17% of U.S. students do not have access to computers at home and 18% do not have home access to broadband internet, according to an Associated Press analysis of census data.

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Gov. Bryant Seeks Federal Aid for Seafood Disaster

Mississippi's governor is asking that the federal government declare a fisheries disaster as water from a Mississippi River spillway gushes into what's normally a saltwater estuary.

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New Provost Chosen for Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women has named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. A search committee has chosen Scott Tollison, who was one of three finalists. He has served in the job on an interim basis since last year.

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Ag Commissioner's Father Dies in 'Officer Involved Shooting'

The father of Mississippi's agriculture commissioner has died, and authorities are investigating whether he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

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Louisiana Voters Asked to Support Anti-Abortion Provision

Louisiana voters will decide whether to rewrite the state constitution to ensure it doesn't offer protections for abortion rights, but not until the November 2020 presidential election.

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More Fallout After Ex-Police Officer's Arrest for Slaying

Two Oxford police officers have resigned amid more fallout from the arrest of a now former officer on murder charges.

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More Students Pass Mississippi Reading Test on Second Try

About 3,000 more Mississippi third graders passed a toughened reading test on the second try in May, the Mississippi Department of Education said Tuesday, cutting the number of public school students in danger of not advancing to fourth grade.

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Mississippi Woman Charged After Waving Gun at Black Couple

A white Mississippi woman accused of brandishing a handgun at an African American couple while telling them to leave a campground faces a misdemeanor charge.

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Funeral Reflects Bipartisan Work of Former US Sen. Cochran

A second funeral for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran reflects the Mississippi Republican's reputation for working across party lines.

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Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday that he'll recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in the coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation, which he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

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Judge Urged to Force Mental Health Changes in Mississippi

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday told a federal judge that Mississippi provides too few mental health services in the community and confines too many people in state mental hospitals.

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Long List of Troubled Nursing Homes Revealed by Senators

The federal government for years has kept under wraps the names of hundreds of nursing homes around the country found by inspectors to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary problems.

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Mississippi Capitol Hosts Funeral of Former US Sen. Cochran

Flags in Mississippi are flying at half-staff to honor the late Republican former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The first of two funeral services for Cochran is taking place Monday at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. The second is on Tuesday at a church in the city.

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Mississippi Says Mental Health Care With No 'Gaps' is 'Unattainable'

Federal prosecutors will tell U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that the state of Mississippi is violating a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision called Olmstead, which found that "unjustified" confinement in a mental hospital violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Former US Sen. Cochran's Funeral Set for Mississippi Capitol

A funeral will be held next week in the Mississippi Capitol for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who represented the state for 45 years.