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Crony capitalism is alive and well in the Deep South

Crony capitalism is alive and well in the Deep South

Since the inception of the Balance Agriculture with Industry (BAWI) plan, the State of Mississippi has provided private business enterprises with bil ...

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GOP appoints first female senator from Mississippi

GOP appoints first female senator from Mississippi

On Monday, Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) was sworn in to the Senate to fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) Administering the oa ...

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Former Democrat to fill Republican senate seat for Mississippi

Former Democrat to fill Republican senate seat for Mississippi

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant (R) of Mississippi announced that he has named the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Cindy Hyde- ...

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Federal judge rules on Mississippi's abortion law

Federal judge rules on Mississippi's abortion law

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves has temporarily blocked Mississippi’s ban on abortions at 15 weeks. Less than 24 hours before, Mississippi G ...

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Republicans face 50/50 split in Senate

Republicans face 50/50 split in Senate

On Monday, Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi announced that he will resign on April 1, 2018. He currently serves as chairman of the powe ...

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In three states, illegitimate births surpass 50 percent

In three states, illegitimate births surpass 50 percent

For the first time in nine years, in 2016 the percentage of babies born to unmarried mothers went below 40 percent. According to a final birth-data r ...

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School choice sees legal victory in Mississippi

School choice sees legal victory in Mississippi

Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled on Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of charters schools in Mississippi. J ...

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FBI knew about Florida shooter for months

FBI knew about Florida shooter for months

In September 2017, the FBI was notified that a YouTube user bearing the name “Nikolas Cruz” had left a comment on the social media and vi ...

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Former Mississippi governor lands in hot water, again

Former Mississippi governor lands in hot water, again

Haley Barbour, Washington lobbyist and former governor of Mississippi, was arrested on January 2& when a loaded pistol was discovered in his ...

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Retiring Mississippi Republican fuels Senate speculation

Retiring Mississippi Republican fuels Senate speculation

Rep. Gregg Harper, a Republican from Pearl, Mississippi, announced on Thursday that he will not stand for re-election this year. Having served in Mis ...

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Why state lotteries are just another tax

Why state lotteries are just another tax

New And Bad Tax November 7, 2017Featured, Life and Family, Policy Research, Spending and Taxes Lotteries tend to be popular with the public because ...

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NAACP demands prosecution of black sheriff's deputy

NAACP demands prosecution of black sheriff's deputy

Walter Grant, a former sheriff's deputy of Bolivar County, Mississippi, is accused of planting a weapon on a victim that he allegedly shot during a pursuit. ...

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Bannon on the move to unseat Republican senators

Bannon on the move to unseat Republican senators

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, the wake of the GOP primary victory for his candidate, Roy Moore, recently shared a plane ride with ...

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Banana peel causes campus freak-out over racism

Banana peel causes campus freak-out over racism

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Tax burdens and shifting populations in the United States

Tax burdens and shifting populations in the United States

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'Shaken Earth': new novel provides gateway to tangled history of Latin America and United States

'Shaken Earth': new novel provides gateway to tangled history of Latin America and United States

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California, Virginia, Mississippi, and others refuse Trump's request for transparency of voter rolls

California, Virginia, Mississippi, and others refuse Trump's request for transparency of voter rolls

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ICE arrests illegal alien at press conference

ICE arrests illegal alien at press conference

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California institutes travel ban to 'backward' states in the US

California institutes travel ban to 'backward' states in the US

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Mississippi offers new execution options

Mississippi offers new execution options

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Black man accused of church fire that was blamed on Trump supporters

Black man accused of church fire that was blamed on Trump supporters

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Mystery: black church gutted, scrawled with Trump sign

Mystery: black church gutted, scrawled with Trump sign

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Mississippi burning: Was racism an issue in murder of nuns?

Mississippi burning: Was racism an issue in murder of nuns?

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Mississippi Republican crosses party lines to change state flag

Mississippi Republican crosses party lines to change state flag

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Famed journalist Tom Brokaw links gun rights to terrorism

Famed journalist Tom Brokaw links gun rights to terrorism

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Franklin Graham tells Mississippi to resist the secularist 'enemy'

Franklin Graham tells Mississippi to resist the secularist 'enemy'

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Civil rights legend endorses Trump for president

Civil rights legend endorses Trump for president

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Former Republican Senate leader says Cruz should have been thrown out of the Senate

Former Republican Senate leader says Cruz should have been thrown out of the Senate

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Mississippi: Trump slams 'corrupt' media

Mississippi: Trump slams 'corrupt' media

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Mississippi to investigate politician who called for attacks on police

Mississippi to investigate politician who called for attacks on police

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Black Democrat calls for attacks on police

Black Democrat calls for attacks on police

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Autopsy: Police hog-tie and kill white man

Autopsy: Police hog-tie and kill white man

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Social conservatives see victories on Election Day

Social conservatives see victories on Election Day

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'I can't breathe': White man dies in police custody in Mississippi

'I can't breathe': White man dies in police custody in Mississippi

'I can't breathe', said an asthmatic man who was hogtied in the presence of his family and later tied in police custody. Southaven Mississippi is no stranger to accusations of police harassment.

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A Day like Today: Spreading the peculiar institution further south

A Day like Today: Spreading the peculiar institution further south

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Scientists predict huge 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists predict huge 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

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Health officials fear disease in surge of illegal immigrants

Health officials fear disease in surge of illegal immigrants

Dengue fever, drug-resistant tuberculosis, scabies, and Chinkungunya fever, are among the illnesses being brought into the U.S.

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Questioned: Authenticity of Francisco family friendship with William Faulkner

Questioned: Authenticity of Francisco family friendship with William Faulkner

In a New York Times article, Dr Edgar Francisco - a Mississippi native - claims his father was a close friend of Nobel author William Faulkner and that family records served as inspiration for novels such as 'Absalom! Absalom!' A new study casts doubt.

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Thought for the day: A deranged age

Thought for the day: A deranged age

Who is man?

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Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

Walker Percy: the heart of compassion

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Mutant alligators in Mississippi?

Mutant alligators in Mississippi?

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Louisiana: armored vehicles and no-fly zone for bank stand-off

Louisiana: armored vehicles and no-fly zone for bank stand-off

A 20-year-old man of Yemeni origin was shot and killed after taking three hostages and killing one at a Tensas Parish bank. Police used armored vehicles, helicopters, and a no-fly zone to encircle the shooter.

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On a day like today: Mythmaking and the bombing of Natchez

On a day like today: Mythmaking and the bombing of Natchez

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Focus: Deep South 'school-to-prison' practice follows mistreatment of school girl

Focus: Deep South 'school-to-prison' practice follows mistreatment of school girl

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Feisty GOP congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting contest

Feisty GOP congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting contest

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Mississippi leads the nation in executions

Mississippi leads the nation in executions

Gary Carl Simmons was executed for the gruesome slaying and dismemberment of a hapless drug dealer. His execution makes Mississippi tops for the death penalty.

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Pro-lifers unbowed by defeat of Personhood amendment in Mississippi

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