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Happy? Positive outlook may be good for your heart

WASHINGTON — Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart. Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks. Now a Harvard review of the flip side of that psychology concludes that being upbeat and optimistic just may help protect against heart ...

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Bryant criminalizes Jackson Women's Health Organization

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state’s only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he’s not bothered by the possibility that the clinic’s owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. “If it closes that clinic, then so be it,” Bryant said during a ...

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Analysis: Few get all they want at Mississippi Capitol

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is moving to the end of its 2012 session, and interest groups are being reminded of a universal truth in politics: You can’t always get what you want. People who say the U.S. borders are too porous were upset when an immigration-enforcement died in a Senate committee, after passing the House. But of course an ...

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Out-of-state tuition waiver bill signed

JACKSON — The flexibility of a new law that will allow universities to waive out of state tuition will let each school structure a plan conducive to its needs, according to high education leaders. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds says the law will particularly help Delta State University in Cleveland and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, which are near ...

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Bryant signs bill raising judge and prosecutor pay

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation giving Mississippi judges their first pay raise since 2003. Circuit and chancery judges now make $104,000 a year. House Bill 484 was signed Friday and takes effect July 1. It increases pay in four annual steps to $146,000 a year by 2016. Pay also increases for district attorneys, appellate judges and county ...

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American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by Great American Steamboat Company of ...

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USM, William Carey to start Ph.D. nursing programs

HATTIESBURG — It’s become axiomatic to talk of an overall nursing shortage in the health care profession, but no less of a concern, according to some observers, is the lack of nurses sporting Ph.Ds. William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi are both setting up programs to help change that. William Carey will start a Ph.D. program this ...

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