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Conservatives work to block Obama on immigration

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Conservatives circulated draft legislation Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated defense of the new policies.



Obama: Avoid 'militarized' police culture

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.



Hosemann: Check on charities before donating

Posted 12/2/2014 in State

About one-quarter of charities registered in Mississippi are spending more than the recommended amount of money on fundraising and management.



Business meeting meals cost state $1.3 million

Posted 12/2/2014 in State

State agencies spent more than $1.3 million for meals during business meetings during the last fiscal year, a Mississippi public interest group reports.



Mennonite working with drug cartel gets 15 months

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border.



Aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.



Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Bill Cosby stepped down as a trustee of his beloved Temple University following renewed accusations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women over many years.


Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

Lame-duck lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday for a two-week session in which they hope to prevent a government shutdown and renew tax breaks for individuals and businesses.

Court considers Facebook threats case

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.


No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.


Cyber Monday gives retailers sales bump

Posted 12/2/2014 in Business

Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.


Regulators investigating child car seat recall

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday that it is investigating whether Graco took too long to report a safety defect in its child car seats.



Feds impose new rules to protect bluefin tuna

Posted 12/2/2014 in National

New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized bluefin tuna species from being overfished.


Browning on Business: New MSU apparel store opens in Starkville

Posted 12/1/2014 in Business

Last Wednesday, Maroon & Co. opened in Starkville.

Needs of District 4 are broad in scope

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 runs the gamut of every socioeconomic class and many of the residences Jeff Smith represents have varying needs, regardless of income or background.


CMSD partners with CPD for toy drive

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is partnering with the Columbus Police Department to bring toys to local children this Christmas.



Wassail Fest set for Friday

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday will be a red letter day for wassail connoisseurs in Columbus.



School budget prop could get alternative

Posted 12/1/2014 in State

Next November, voters will decide whether to amend the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to pay for "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools."



Mississippi Capitol in midst of $8.3M restoration

Posted 11/29/2014 in State

The Mississippi Capitol is undergoing an $8.3 million restoration designed to help keep it in good working condition for generations to come.



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