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SELENA SWARTZFAGER: Mississippi students in the top 10, and it is a good thing this time

This summer a teacher and three young men from rural Mississippi traveled to our nation’s Capitol. This was not your ordinary sight-seeing vacation. While they did visit several Smithsonian museums, Capitol Hill and the monuments, they also attended meetings at Morgan Stanley, RKC Investments and FINRA. Nelson Robbins, Wyatt Noris and Trent House, all rising 11th-grade students, were in Washington, ...

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Cochran, Wicker join GOP vote to kill far-reaching veterans' benefits bill

Mississippi’s Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker joined Senate Republican in derailing a bill that would have expended $21 billion to enhance health care, education and job benefits for veterans. The “nea” votes Thursday by Cochran, Wicker and all but two other Senate GOP members brought a harsh response from the American Legion. “I don’t know how anyone who voted ...

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Lawyers for man accused of sending ricin-laced letters ask off case

ABERDEEN — Federal public defenders George L. Lucas and Gregory S. Park have asked a judge to replace them as attorneys for James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, who is charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others. The two, in federal court documents filed yesterday, cite an undisclosed conflict with another client in the public defender’s office. A ...

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Senators push Brown's nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, education and experience to serve ...

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Judge moves trial date of man accused of sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — An October trial date is set for a 41-year-old Tupelo man accused in a poison-letter scheme aimed at President Obama and two other elected officials. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock yesterday granted a delay from July 29 until Oct. 7 to try James Everett Dutschke. Dutschke is a former martial arts instructor ...

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L.A. Times' ricin arrest story portrays ‘squabbling tribes, petty vengeances’ in NE Miss.

TUPELO, Miss. — Federal agents of all sorts invaded northeast Mississippi several days ago, on a mission: Find the man who sent a poison-laced letter to the president. But the United States government quickly found itself entangled, once again, in a misunderstood land dominated by squabbling tribes and petty vengeances, the L.A. Times reports. Agents first arrested an Elvis impersonator, ...

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CARTER: Wicker may someday regret his distortion of Hagel’s speech

Roger Wicker, Mississippi’s junior senator, helped lead Washington Post opinion writer Dana Milbank to this conclusion on the nasty politics that marked Chuck Hagel’s road to confirmation as secretary of defense Tuesday: The confirmation,  “ended as it began — with a smear.” Sen. Thad Cochran, Wicker’s senior Mississippi counterpart, restored some balance by joining three other Republicans in voting for ...

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Wicker remains on Senate Commerce Committee, adds budget panel to assignments

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker received assignments today to five Senate committees for the 113th Congress. Mississippi’s junior senator remains on the Armed Services Committee and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. In addition, he will serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). “These committees will provide opportunities to continue ...

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CARTER: Wicker, Cochran turn backs on veterans in time of dire need

  Forgive Mississippi’s veterans if they don’t return the insincere salutes rendered this Veterans Day by senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran. Veterans returning from a decade of conflict face unemployment in numbers at least 10 percent higher than the rest of us. They need help. The $1 billion Veterans Jobs Corps Act was designed to provide it. Over its ...

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