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House to debate partisan bill to fix No Child Left Behind

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats.

 

 

How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed.

 

 

Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

 

 

DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own.

 

 

Fate of militant-abducted Christians unclear

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Kurdish and Christian militiamen battled Islamic State militants on Wednesday in northeastern Syria, where the extremist group recently abducted at least 70 Christians after overrunning a cluster of villages.

 

 

Supreme Court Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code.

 

UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria.

 

Study: Asia may have seeded European plague outbreaks

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353?

 

 

Golden Triangle schools cancel Wednesday classes

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Golden Triangle will receive two to four inches of snow throughout Wednesday.

 

Riverwalk expansion bill clears House

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bill to extend a multi-use path from Riverside Park to Columbus Air Force Base is headed to the Mississippi Senate.

Court reporters key part of trials

Posted 2/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Zelinka and Melanie Morel both hold vital jobs in the justice system. They are court reporters for the Clay County Circuit Court -- they record every single word uttered during courtroom proceedings.

 

2-4 inches of snow expected

Posted 2/24/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle residents are likely to wake up to snow fall Wednesday, with as much as four inches accumulating before the weather system moves through the region Thursday morning.

 

Starkville ethics complaints: 'Anything goes in executive session'

Posted 2/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four pending ethics complaints against the Starkville Board of Aldermen charge the seven-person body with circumventing public discourse and trivializing transparency by improperly holding closed-door meetings.

 

Plaque to honor Zuber Park namesake

Posted 2/24/2015 in Area

Zuber Park, located on Highway 45 South in West Point, was named for the city's first black physician.

 

3-man race develops for District 43

Posted 2/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A three-candidate race has taken shape in the race for District 43 state representative.

 

Obama open to changes to military authority against Islamic State

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their yawning divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial proposal to achieve a compromise.

 

 

Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday.

 

 

Hosemann runs for 3rd term as sec. of state

Posted 2/24/2015 in State

Republican Delbert Hosemann filed papers Monday to run for a third term as Mississippi secretary of state.

 

 

Gunn to seek phaseout of personal income tax

Posted 2/24/2015 in State

In a game of escalating tax-cut proposals, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, will propose the biggest so far: a $1.7 billion phaseout of Mississippi's state personal income tax over more than a decade, a top legislator said late Monday.

 

 

GOP struggles as Homeland shutdown looms

Posted 2/24/2015 in National

Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Department within days.

 

 

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