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House GOP may opt against shutdown over Planned Parenthood

Posted 9/25/2015 in National

House GOP leaders have summoned their divided conference for a make-or-break discussion on how to fight taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood without having the battle lead to a government shutdown next week.


Pope makes appeals to Congress, tells American nuns 'I love you'

Posted 9/25/2015 in National

Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York on Thursday after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress.


Scalpers turn papal tickets for profit, drawing church's ire

Posted 9/25/2015 in National

The rosary beads cost $175. Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says they come with tickets to see Pope Francis. Same with the $10 train passes marked up to $85 in another listing.



Ky. clerk blames governor for legal woes

Posted 9/25/2015 in National

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, hauled to jail for defying a series of federal court orders and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, filed a 40-page court document Thursday, blaming Kentucky governor Steve Beshear for all her legal woes.



Vicksburg man accused of killing uncle with ax

Posted 9/25/2015 in State

A Warren County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his uncle with an ax.



Some millennials digging into news, contrary to stereotype

Posted 9/25/2015 in National

Don't believe everything you see tweeted, shared or posted about the millennial generation being uninformed.


Browning on Business: Two Golden Triangle restaurant items

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business

This week there are two restaurants -- one locally-owned in Columbus, one a chain in Starkville -- and a new apparel store to tell you about.

Work of a high school football coach never ends

Posted 9/24/2015 in Area

The cycle of high school football never stops.

Lt. Gov. candidate Johnson stops in Columbus

Posted 9/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tim Johnson said he wants to focus on improving three items if he wins his election in November.

Area jobless rates continue to fall

Posted 9/24/2015 in Area

With school back in session, unemployment rates again took a major dip throughout the state and the Golden Triangle in August.

Capital murder indictment in Macon robbery

Posted 9/24/2015 in Area

A Shuqualak man has been charged with capital murder in the March shooting of a Macon gas station attendant.


Starkville continues trimming Horse Park contribution

Posted 9/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen have continuously cut outside contributions to the Mississippi Horse Park this term and will do so again in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget.



Analysis: Budget hearings focused on school funding impact

Posted 9/24/2015 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used budget hearings this week to deliver one central message: Pumping more money into schools could hurt other state services.



'Lean and mean' campaigns enable GOP candidates to endure

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

As Scott Walker gave up on his 2016 presidential race this week, he implored other Republicans in the crowded field to follow his lead and drop out -- so that one could rise to challenge front-runner Donald Trump.



Pope praises US bishops' response to abuse, angering victims

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

Pope Francis praised American bishops on Wednesday for their "generous commitment" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.


Pope Francis' security faces Capitol test after parade incident

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made her way through a security barrier and onto his parade route.

Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday, days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.


Democrats poised to filibuster stopgap funding measure

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The Senate is preparing to vote on legislation that would keep the government open beyond next Wednesday's deadline at a price Democrats are certain to reject -- stripping taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.



Fury over drug price spikes rising, but increases aren't new

Posted 9/24/2015 in Business

Hillary Clinton was among the patients and politicians who voiced outrage this week after it became public that the price of a 62-year-old drug used to treat a life-threatening infection had been raised by more than 5,000 percent.



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