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Gov. Bryant says he wants no Syrian refugees in Mississippi

Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Phil Bryant is joining several other governors in saying they want to block the federal government from putting any Syrian refugees in their states. However, Lavinia Limon, president and CEO of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigration, said states don’t have any legal authority to block refugees from being resettled in their communities. U.S. refugee programs ...

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Syria agrees to turn over chemical weapons; oil prices fall

Syria has agreed to turn over its chemical weapons, which is helping ease international tensions as well as anxiety at the gas pumps. Oil prices, which have shot up in recent days over the threat of a U.S. strike against Syria, dropped below $108 a barrel today after Damascus said it would go along with a proposal to turn over ...

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WISEMAN: And now a September to remember

Lobbyists and other government relations types who ply their trade in the nation’s capital are surely grabbing their last few moments of uninterrupted sleep for some time to come. That is because September will be a month to remember. Congress returns to town on Sept. 9th, and rarely have so many divisive issues whose solutions are mandatory awaited its attention. ...

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The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

CUPERTINO, Calif. — In dark suit and bowtie, he is a computing-era carnival barker — eyebrows bouncing, hands gesturing, smile seductive and coy and a bit annoying. It’s as if he’s on his first date with an entire generation of consumers. And, in a way, he is. It is Jan. 24, 1984, and a young Steve Jobs is standing at ...

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Apple says company co-founder Steve Jobs has died

NAME: Steven Paul Jobs BORN: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco DIED: Wednesday at 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. EDUCATION: Graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after six months. FAMILY: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa ...

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