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2 hrs ago | Washington Blade

Lesbian Miss. couple in documentary threatened

A man earlier this month threatened to attack and sexually assault a lesbian Mississippi couple who appear in a Showtime documentary.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi

6 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

MEMA warns of hottest temperatures of the year

While Mississippians enjoyed cooler-than-normal temperatures earlier this month, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning residents about the current heat wave.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Newms360.com

Bobby Harrison: Referendum vs. lawsuit battle lines forming

An unusual rift has developed between groups that purport to have in common the support of Mississippi's public education system.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Opinion

SFGate

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Mississippi, Jackson, MS

WGBH

Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group, launched a grassroots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Mississippi, Waynesboro, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Miss. man shot 2 weeks after cross burning in yard

A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.

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Sunherald.com

Miss. governor and wife become grandparents

The governor says Henry Stephen Snell was born in a Jackson-area hospital Monday night.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

FindLaw

Miss. Wants an En Banc Shot at Abortion Law Appeal

The decision that kept Mississippi's only remaining abortion clinic open, despite a state law requiring the doctors working there to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals , was so unusual that we gave it the double-post treatment.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Abortion, Medicine, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi jobless rate rises in July, remains highest in the nation

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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WBRZ

No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Kids, Family

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Miss. jobless rate rises in July, stays US worst

The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in July, the third straight monthly increase, as the number of people reporting they had a job fell faster than the labor force.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hosemann seeks elections law debate

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will ask the 2015 Legislature to look at a broad range of election issues, from open primaries to early voting and online voter registration.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, Mississippi

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

Felon on probation accused of having gun, pot in his Gulfport home

Officers with the Mississippi Department of Corrections went to a felon's house to arrest him on a probation violation and found him in possession of a handgun and enough marijuana to suspect distribution, police said.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hancock County grand jury pushes for more officers, better security

Hancock County needs additional patrol officers, competitive law enforcement salaries, increased courthouse security and facilities to house and help troubled youths, a grand jury said in its final report.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Criminal Defense Law, Law

News Observer

Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel sued Thursday in state court in his own home of Jones County.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi

News Max

McDaniel Sues Over Loss to Cochran in Miss.

A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Mississippi

United Methodist Church

'In Mississippi I learned what church is'

Just after graduation from seminary, I was recruited by the National Council of Churches to serve as a project chaplain.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Reading deadline looms for Miss. third graders

Thousands of Mississippi parents could get a letter at the end of this school year notifying them their third graders have failed because they don't read well enough.

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The Mississippi Press

Sampling History: Pascagoula's Lowry Island is named for a 19th century Mississippi governor

Local historians bantered back and forth by email and it was determined that Robert Lowry is the island's namesake.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Pascagoula, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Mississippi University for Women

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