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Clinton keeps her focus on the GOP

Posted 7/18/2015 in National

Ignoring her primary challengers, Hillary Rodham Clinton focused instead on the expanding field of Republican contenders as she and her fellow Democrats tried to impress influential party activists in Iowa.


AP-GfK Poll: Americans divided over same-sex marriage

Posted 7/18/2015 in National

People in the United States are evenly divided over the Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.


MTV causes stir with film on white people

Posted 7/18/2015 in National

One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel the issue concerned them -- like those quoted as saying they consider white the "default race" or "normal."



Spanish town's summer advice: Don't skip your siesta

Posted 7/18/2015 in National

The heat is on, and a Spanish town is taking its afternoon siesta seriously.


Photo: Recreating history

Posted 7/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The flight crew and pilots of a 1943 Douglas C-47 do an inspection of the plane during a fuel stop at Bryan Field in Starkville on Thursday.

Meteorology student has close call, with tree

Posted 7/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Did you hear the one about the storm-chaser whose car was hit by a tree in a Starkville storm on the way home from Walmart?

Special prosecutor appointed in Vaughn case

Posted 7/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Eupora-based lawyer George Mitchell Jr. as the special prosecutor for Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's upcoming driving under the influence trial.

The Mill can host occupants, but work remains

Posted 7/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mill at MSU reached a major milestone earlier this month -- it was certified for occupancy -- but there was no ceremony.


Black & White Ball is Saturday

Posted 7/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is inviting the public to its annual Black & White Ball in downtown Columbus on Saturday evening.



Columbus woman dies following crash

Posted 7/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has died from injuries sustained in a July crash along Highway 45 North.



Lawyer: Autopsy finds Mississippi man was strangled in police encounter

Posted 7/17/2015 in State

An attorney for the family of a black man who died following an encounter with a white police officer in a Mississippi town says the cause of death was strangulation.


Arrest report: 7-17-15

Posted 7/17/2015 in Area

Little known about suspect in fatal shooting of Marines

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed.

Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Peering from the back seat of his armored black limousine, President Barack Obama rode into a razor wire-surrounded federal prison Thursday and said he met young inmates "who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made."


TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

After weeks in limbo stemming from revelations of sexual misconduct by one of its stars, the TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is officially dead.



'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to fully acknowledge the wealth of diverse talent adding to the medium's vibrancy and relevance.



Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.



Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.



Conservatives: IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.



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