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  1. Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this Thursday, June 23, 2016 file photo, Roberta Kaplan, a New York based attorney, representing Campaign for Southern Equality and a lesbian couple, speaks with reporters following a day of testimony at the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves handed down Monday, June 27. Kaplan issued a statement praising his decision.

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  2. Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they're still riskyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups.

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  3. Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they're still riskyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore them across racial and gender groups.

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  4. Parents capture touching photo of brother and sister praying before schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The picture shared on Facebook by WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, shows the kids standing in a driveway in front of their home. The boy, Jordan Wyatt, is dressed for school, wearing a white shirt tucked into his khakis.

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  5. LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi lawRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss.

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  6. La'Porsha Renae of "American Idol" hits high note back homeRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, listens as "American Idol" contestant La'Porsha Renae of McComb, sings a soulful, a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" before the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, April 21, 2016, where she was honored with a resolution for her achievements on the television show. Renae is the runner-up to "American Idol" winner Trent Harmon of Amory.

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  7. 95 Mississippi authors call for repeal of anti-LGBT lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, best selling author and former Mississippi lawmaker John Grisham speaks about his writing process at the Mississippi Book Festival, at Galloway Methodist Church Sanctuary, in Jackson, Miss. Ninety-five Mississippi authors, including Grisham and Donna Tartt, are calling on state officials to repeal a law that will let government workers and business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.

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  8. Harper Lee leaves behind questions about her life and workRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    "I think the retrospective will be more useful than what was said during her lifetime, because there are a lot of things we can get down to that were impossible before," Lee's friend Wayne Flynt, an Alabama-based historian, told The Associated Press. Lee's death Friday at age 89 comes almost exactly a year after her publisher, HarperCollins, stunned the world by announcing that a second novel by the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" would be released, ending what many believed was a permanent and much-desired literary silence.

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  9. VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles. Secretary Robert McDonald said he has "absolute confidence" in Skye McDougall to oversee veterans hospitals and clinics in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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  10. UN working group suggests US work on racial reconciliationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its preliminary recommendations after more than a week of meetings with black Americans and others from around the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, the District of Columbia and Jackson, Mississippi.

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  11. Rally calls for keeping Confederate emblem on state flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Patricia Salassi of Columbia, Miss., joins with Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups to parade on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in support of keeping the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The public display of Confederate symbols has come under increased scrutiny since June, when nine black worshippers were massacred at a church in South Carolina.

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  12. Mississippi lawmakers honor legacy of civil rights leaderRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Betty Dahmer listens as the Mississippi Legislature honors the legacy of her father, Vernon Dahmer Sr., a civil-rights leader killed 50 years ago when Ku Klux Klansmen firebombed his family's home and businesses near Hattiesburg, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. A jury in 1998 convicted one-time Klan leader Sam Bowers of murder and arson in the case, and Bowers died in prison in 2006.

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  13. Blue Bell resuming ice cream sales in Louisiana, MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Blue Bell ice cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 21 after listeria contamination halted sales and prompted cleanup of production plants. Blue Bell on Tuesday also announced the return of 115 workers put on paid furlough after the April voluntary recall of all products.

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  14. By luck of the 'straw', Democrat wins Mississippi House raceRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Rep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, left, a 20-year incumbent, and Republican challenger Mark Tullos, right, open and display the contents of silver-plated business card boxes in the governor's office near the state Capitol, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Jackson, Miss. Eaton picked the one with the longer, 3-inch green straw, giving him the victory and blocking the GOP from having a supermajority in the House.

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  15. Athletes, bands take student protests to another levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Few paid attention when a black student started a hunger strike at the University of Missouri to protest racial strife on campus. As soon as the football team supported that hunger strike by refusing to practice for or play in the school's lucrative NCAA games, the university's president and chancellor were forced out and changes were discussed.

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  16. Athletes, bands take student protests to another levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Few paid attention when a black student started a hunger strike at the University of Missouri to protest racial strife on campus. As soon as the football team supported that hunger strike by refusing to practice for or play in the school's lucrative NCAA games, the university's president and chancellor were forced out and changes were discussed.

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  17. Proposal would erase Confederate sign from Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    In this photo taken June 23, 2015, the Mississippi state flag is unfurled against the front of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag.

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