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Man who sent ricin-laced letters to be sentenced

April 13, 2014

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A Tupelo man is facing sentencing, wrapping up one of the most bizarre cases ever tried. A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for James Everett Dutschke, who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials. Dutschke will be sentenced by U.S. […]

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Sauce from The Shed causing rift at White House?

March 17, 2014

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A pair of Coast restaurateurs have found out that one of their products is being served at a rather high-profile place — the White House. The owners of The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint say they couldn’t be happier to know that Vice President Joe Biden requests the White House chef to cook his barbecue […]

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BBC: U.S. ‘orders Verizon to disclose millions of phone records’

June 6, 2013

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If you are a Verizon customer then Big Brother is definitely looking out for you. A Guardian newspaper report reveals the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting the Verizon telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data, according to BBC […]

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APME: Obama administration has chosen to trample the First Amendment

May 14, 2013

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The Associated Press Media Editors Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of the Justice Department in seizing phone records of The Associated Press. In condemning this action, APME joins the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and many other journalists across the country. “In a continuing witch hunt […]

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

April 23, 2013

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U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) […]

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President Obama comments on Boston Marathon explosions

April 15, 2013

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President Barack Obama’s comments to the media this afternoon following the multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon

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Mississippi unemployment highest in the nation

March 29, 2013

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Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country, says a story from the Associated Press. Mississippi’s rate remains stubbornly high, rising to 9.6 in February to atop the national average. Neighboring Alabama’s rate had been in decline until February, when […]

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What should Gov. Bryant talk about in State of State address?

January 21, 2013

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As he begins his second year in office, Gov. Phil Bryant will talk directly to lawmakers at the State Capitol and to the Mississippi people via broadcast in his annual State of the State address tomorrow evening. We’ve polled our readers and asked them which of four topics they most wanted to hear the governor […]

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Wicker to oppose Hagel nomination

January 15, 2013

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JACKSON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, says he will oppose the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary. Wicker is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which will hold confirmation hearings on Hagel’s nomination. Wicker says in a statement that Hagel has a flawed vision for […]

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Mass shootings top story of 2012 in AP poll

December 26, 2012

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The Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. has been voted the top news story of 2012 by the Associated Press. The news organization had reportedly already selected their annual top stories the day before the shooting, which killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In a rare move, another vote was […]

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