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State attorneys general: No citizenship question on census

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

A coalition of state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount.



Conservatives lash out at Republican spending binge

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility no more.



Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year.



Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges -- then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.



Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

The Senate's two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.



Vanessa Trump taken to hospital after white powder scare

Posted 2/13/2018 in National

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn't dangerous, authorities said.


Madison man arrested for assault at bar

Posted 2/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a Madison man after an early-morning assault in the Cotton District.


Analysis: Some governments revolt against purchasing law

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Here's a dark-horse candidate for the most unpopular law passed by last year's Mississippi Legislature: House Bill 1106.



Police say 4 people stole headstone of ex-Ole Miss mascot

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

First the University of Mississippi killed its Colonel Reb mascot.



States look to lower drug costs, consider Canadian imports

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government's share of the tab will be.



Mississippi to reopen Delta prison to hold release violators

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Mississippi's prison system announced Friday that it will reopen the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood this spring, mostly to house people who violate the terms of their probation or parole.



Tupelo to help build road for Chickasaw heritage center

Posted 2/12/2018 in State

Northeast Mississippi's largest city is aiding the symbolic return of Indians who were evicted from the region nearly 200 years ago.



Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure there's no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out.



Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants today, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation.



Trump budget plan already outdated after budget deal

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

In a twist on Washington's truism about presidential budgets being D.O.A., President Donald Trump's 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead even before arrival.



Lobbying expenses spiked as Congress shaped tax overhaul

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years.



Stock drop could pose risk to US economy -- if it endures

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The tumble in U.S. stock prices has inflicted psychological pain and financial losses -- at least on paper -- for people with a meaningful stake in the market.



OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.



Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.



Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country's second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow.



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