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Judge from Mississippi civil rights murder trial dies at 79

(AP) — A private funeral will be held Friday for the Mississippi judge who handed down a life sentence to the white supremacist convicted of ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Man rams car into 2 Capitol police; 1 officer, driver killed

(AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team ‘looks like America’

(AP) — President Joe Biden’s first Cabinet meeting looked and felt different from those of his predecessor. Biden’s full Cabinet met Thursday in the spacious ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Pay raises, yes; tax changes, no: Mississippi session ends

(AP) — Mississippi legislators ended their 2021 session Thursday after agreeing on a teacher pay raise and voting to update parole rules in a state ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi Lottery Corp. president set to retire June 30

(AP) — The first president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation said Wednesday that he will retire June 30, just over two years after he was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi to increase lowest welfare payments in the US

(AP) — Mississippi will increase the lowest monthly welfare payments in the nation under a bill signed into law Wednesday by the state’s Republican governor. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

MS Senate: Take time to study tax structure before big changes

(AP) — The Mississippi Senate is again resisting House efforts to make big, quick changes to the state tax structure. Senators have adopted a resolution  ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mass vaccinations ramped up in Mississippi’s state prisons

(AP) — Mississippi has given COVID-19 shots to thousands of state prisoners in its ongoing mass vaccination effort behind bars, state officials said. The Mississippi ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

1st case of South African variant identified in Mississippi

(AP) — The South African coronavirus variant has been discovered in a Mississippi resident for the first time, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17

(AP) — Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it’s delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

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