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Newtown mom to speak at Jackson State

January 30, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Scarlett Lewis, a Newtown, Conn., mother whose son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be among the featured speakers during the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University, held Feb. 12-14 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 E. Amite St. The theme of the 12th Annual Conference is […]

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New curbs on military surplus gun imports among Obama’s new firearms rules

August 29, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations, the Associated Press reports. Four months after a […]

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CRAWFORD: Truth management (like recent NRA study) manipulates beliefs

April 18, 2013

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Since the earliest days of civilization “truth management” has been practiced by governments, religions, and powerful organizations to further their own interests. Today, the practice of truth management has proliferated to organizations throughout the United States, including Mississippi. Envision a persuasion scheme that integrates widespread publicity, rampant disinformation, and tailored “truths.” You get the picture. […]

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as ‘somber’ day after marathon bombing

April 16, 2013

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Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says […]

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With fewer guns to buy, Mississippi sees big drop in background checks

February 5, 2013

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Gun sales slowed in Mississippi in January based on federal background checks, though sellers say the decline is more a symptom of short supplies of firearms rather than waning demand. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama saw the largest declines in background checks from December to January, by about one-third. Nationwide, […]

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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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Top MBJ stories online for 2012

December 21, 2012

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Here are the top MBJ stories posted online for 2012.* 1. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan resigning; has late-stage cancer 2. Jackson’s Charley Hutchison believed to be one of Apple’s youngest app developers 3. Trustmark feels pain of $10 million in bad debt after Tri-State Brick’s demise 4. Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with […]

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Moment of silence at NYSE honors Newtown victims

December 17, 2012

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The New York Stock Exchange remembered victims of Friday’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn. this morning with a moment of silence before the opening bell. Traders stood quietly as the floor remained inactive for about a minute. Twenty-six people were killed including twenty children between the ages of six and seven at Sandy Hook […]

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