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  1. Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | Washington Times

    A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes: August 1986: A 5-year-old boy lifted up to a wall by his father for a better view of some gorillas falls 20 feet into a pit at a British zoo on the English Channel island of Jersey, suffering a broken arm and head injuries.

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

    May 17, 2016 | Washington Times

    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. Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | Washington Times

    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.

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  4. a Birthday Potholea repaired in Jackson, Miss., after residenta s celebration goes viralRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Washington Times

    A pothole in Jackson, Mississippi, was finally paved over the weekend, but only after a resident threw a birthday party for the crater when more than a dozen calls to the city went unanswered. Jackson resident Eddie Prosser grew so sick of dealing with the pothole near his home that he decided recently to add a giant "Happy Birthday" card and a balloon.

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  5. Correction: Budget Update storyRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | Washington Times

    In a story April 17 about the Mississippi budget, The Associated Press reported erroneously that State Rep. Sam Mims is from Lakeshore. Mims is from the city of McComb.

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  6. Omaha dance troop compels girls to succeed outside studioRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2016 | Washington Times

    Four times a week, Ieisha Phelps watches as 55 pairs of red Converse-clad feet pour into her O.NE Finest dance studio. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 19 trophies taller than many of the dancers line the blue and purple studio walls.

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  7. Corrosion mystery solved, but Flint's struggles continueRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2016 | Washington Times

    Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from a local river in a cost-cutting move nearly two years ago, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant, running through a checklist of final preparations. Mike Glasgow, a plant supervisor at the time, says he asked a state water quality official at the meeting how often his staffers would need to check the water for proper levels of phosphate, a chemical added to prevent lead corrosion from pipes.

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  8. Lottery push likely to fizzle at Mississippi CapitolRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2016 | Washington Times

    The Mississippi House has voted twice in one day to establish a state lottery, but the effort is likely to be squashed in the Senate. Rep. Tommy Reynolds of Charleston on Tuesday introduced a lottery to Senate Bill 2541 , which would set rules for online fantasy sports contests.

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  9. The Latest: Oaklawn cancels Thursday racing due to rainfallRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | Washington Times

    Officials at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs have canceled Thursday's live horse racing because of heavy rains that have saturated the track. Thursday's nine-race card was canceled after more than 5 inches of rain fell on the track in Hot Springs.

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  10. Harper Lee leaves behind questions about her life and workRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2016 | Washington Times

    "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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  11. The Latest: Rail bridge fire out, Amtrak service disruptedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Washington Times

    St. Charles Parish spokesman Tristin Babin says a few hot spots are still being monitored, but are expected to be clear by Sunday morning. Firefighters Saturday used helicopters and airboats to douse the blaze in a swampy area west of New Orleans.

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  12. Train trestle fire west of New Orleans disrupts AmtrakRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2016 | Washington Times

    CN Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Saturday that rail workers were on the bridge across the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Saturday morning when the blaze began. The cause is undetermined.

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

    Feb 10, 2016 | Washington Times

    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.

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  14. Correction: Wingfield Evening School storyRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2016 | Washington Times

    In a story Jan. 18 about evening sessions at Wingfield High School in Jackson, The Associated Press erroneously reported the school's operating hours. The school will operate from noon to 6 p.m., not 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wingfield High School plans to start an alternative evening school for at-risk students, focusing on fine arts, athletics, mathematics, mechanics and engineering - or FAME JACKSON, Miss.

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  15. Mississippi State still trying to turn corner under HowlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2016 | Washington Times

    First, hire a coach who has been to three Final Fours. Next, combine him with a McDonald's All-American freshman guard who is considered a can't-miss prospect.

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  16. Lipscomb junior guard Williams out for season with torn ACLRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2015 | Washington Times

    Williams was hurt in the first half of last week's 78-64 loss to Princeton. He averaged 12.6 points a game this season.

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  17. Blue Bell resuming ice cream sales in Louisiana, MississippiRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2015 | Washington Times

    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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  18. Man gets 25 years in DUI killing of Belhaven football playerRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2015 | Washington Times

    A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to driving drunk and killing a college football player who was riding a bicycle home from work last Christmas Eve. District Attorney Michael Guest says 30-year-old Reginald Davis of Richland admitted to drinking at least six beers before striking and killing Elbert Rich III.

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  19. Ben Carson on campaigna s rap ad: ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | Washington Times

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Thursday that although he supports his campaign's release of a rap ad, he "probably would have taken a little different approach" to target black voters. In the 60-second radio ad , the retired pediatric neurosurgeon's voice plays over the music of little-known Atlanta rapper Aspiring Mogul, Mashable reported .

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  20. The Royal Mets: Over 100 players spent time with KC and NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2015 | Washington Times

    For teams that had rarely met until this week, the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets overlap more than some might imagine. Consider this: Over 100 guys have played for both teams, including the likes of stars David Cone, Bret Saberhagen and Carlos Beltran.

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