Mississippi

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Miss. lawmakers feel pressure over religion bill

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona’s Republican governor. A group that lobbies […]

03/08/2014

9-11 memorial flags at Pepperdine University

Attorneys Group Calls For Santa Ana To Remove Mississippi Flag From Civic Center

Some Southern California attorneys want the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation to include the Confederate stars and bars, removed from a display at Santa Ana’s civic center.

01/02/2014

Beth Stauffer, center, reacts on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, as FBI Special Agent in Charge Danile McMullen announces they believe the bank robber who killed her husband, Sgt. Gale Stuaffer on Monday, was killed attempting another bank robbery in Phoniex, Ariz. (AP Photo/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Thomas Wells)

Secret Service arrested robbery suspect in 2010

PHOENIX (AP) — A man suspected in a weeklong bank robbery spree that spanned from Georgia to Arizona and included the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer was arrested in 2010 after making online […]

12/29/2013

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Nation’s poor at 49.7M, higher than official rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says there are about 3 million more poor people in the United States than its official count shows. The Census Bureau’s official rate that came out in September showed that […]

11/06/2013

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]

10/01/2013

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Groups race to hire, train ‘Obamacare’ guides

CHICAGO (AP) — With the program known as “Obamacare” only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical […]

09/09/2013

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Miss. weight record falls as ‘gator season opens

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — During the first weekend of Mississippi’s alligator season a hunting party held the weight record for an alligator taken in the state. But the record only lasted about an hour. Beth […]

09/03/2013

Singer James Brown (AP Photo)

James Brown biopic to be filmed in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed “The Help,” said Monday that he’ll make a biographical feature film about James Brown in the state, starting this fall. “Every frame will be […]

08/26/2013

Obesity in America

Obesity very high in 13 states; many in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows obesity still isn’t budging among American adults. Overall, the level of adult obesity has been about the same for years now. The latest survey found 13 states […]

08/15/2013

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CDC: First national sign of childhood obesity drop

ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood […]

08/06/2013

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