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Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.



McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday.



Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday.



Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them.



Vice President offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.



Trump interviewing candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser.



AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration.


City engineer: Phase 1 of amphitheater going well

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another three months or so, a new amphitheater in Columbus could be open for business

Water department financials improving

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's financial troubles in the water department seem to be turning around, according to a financial report from the utility's general manager Todd Gale.


West Point plant to make 40 armored trucks for Pakistan

Posted 2/17/2017 in Area

Navistar International Corp. has been awarded a $35 million contract to deliver 40 armored vehicles to Pakistan from its Mississippi plant.


Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder victim's attacker has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Man arrested for wedding day melee

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in jail after he allegedly broke a family member's jaw during an altercation on his wedding day.

SOCSD assistant superintendent vying for boss' job

Posted 2/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The pool of applicants to succeed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway includes at least one internal candidate, as Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Operations Toriano Holloway confirmed Thursday he applied for the upcoming vacancy.

Carpenter named MBJ Business Woman of the Year

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nancy Carpenter, executive director for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, was named Mississippi's Business Woman of the Year for 2017 on Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal.

TVA board elects Howorth as chairman

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The nation's largest public utility has elected Richard Howorth as new board chairman.


Expert: Mississippi economy remains behind national average

Posted 2/17/2017 in State

Mississippi's economy is growing at a modest pace but continues to lag behind the national average, an expert told lawmakers Thursday.



Long-term transportation funding plan unlikely this session

Posted 2/17/2017 in State

Mississippi legislators are unlikely to agree this session on a comprehensive, long-term plan to pay for highways and bridges.



Trump, in unprecedented fashion for a president, rips press

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The leaks are real. But the news about them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse.



Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism.



CNN: Donald Trump attacks haven't hurt the news network

Posted 2/17/2017 in National

The president of CNN said Thursday that neither the network's journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump's attacks.



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