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  1. '76 a window into ugliness of a GOP contested conventionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other - 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President Gerald Ford and smooth-talking Ronald Reagan. As the GOP stares down the possibility of a contested convention this summer if neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz wins enough delegates to secure the presidential nomination, that bitter fight in 1976 provides a window into just how ugly things could get.


  2. FBI investigates bomb threats at Mississippi schoolsRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2016 | KSL-TV

    Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn told multiple news outlets the federal government is taking the lead in the investigation. Officials say the Senatobia Municipal School District dismissed students in grades 7-12 Tuesday due to security concerns at the high school.


  3. VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administratorRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2016 | KSL-TV

    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.


  4. UN working group suggests US work on racial reconciliationRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2016 | KSL-TV

    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.


  5. Orphan told education out for girl started legacy of lawRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2015 | KSL-TV

    She was an orphan by the age of 3 and passed around by family members for years from one house to another. She was given chores in the house, the garden and the fields.


  6. Athletes, bands take student protests to another levelRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2015 | KSL-TV

    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.


  7. Hundreds rally against Confederate sign on Mississippi flagRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Civil-rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams, Mississippi-born rapper David Banner and a prominent South Carolina lawmaker are calling on Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its state flag. About 400 people took part in a change-the-flag rally Sunday outside the Mississippi Capitol.


  8. 8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor BloombergRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public.


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