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U.S. co-opted Cuba's hip-hop scene to spark change

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba's underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

 

 

CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20.

 

 

Renasant of Miss. buying Ga. bank in $258M deal

Posted 12/11/2014 in Business

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. said Wednesday that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group.

 

Library to host Festival of Trees, Open House Thursday

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the community to enter a winter wonderland of decorated trees.

 

Man found dead in Columbus motel

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Timothy Lloyd Bridges, 27, of Tuscaloosa, was found in Traveler's Deluxe Motel.

 

Mary Ann Mobley, former Miss America, has died

Posted 12/10/2014 in State

A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.

 

MSU, EMCC to start a new high school

Posted 12/10/2014 in Area

A new public school will open in the Golden Triangle next fall, but it is not the school that has been in the news during recent months.

 

Roberson will run for newly created Miss. House seat

Posted 12/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former state Rep. Rob Roberson announced Tuesday he will seek Mississippi's District 43 House of Representatives seat.

 

SPD investigating theft of sanitation truck

Posted 12/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is investigating the disappearance of a city sanitation vehicle that went missing from a city lot on Dec. 3.

 

 

Mississippi investigates case of woman burned to death

Posted 12/10/2014 in State

Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old woman.

 

Hwy. 182 in west Lowndes Co. to close Thursday

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All directions of Highway 182 near where the roadway meets Artesia-West Point Road will be closed for most of the day Thursday.

 

Miss. misses out again on federal preschool money

Posted 12/10/2014 in State

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money.

 

 

Senate torture report: Harsh tactics didn't net bin Laden

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes.

 

 

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

 

 

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant."

 

 

Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers release FY16 budget blueprint

Posted 12/10/2014 in State

Top lawmakers are proposing a slightly smaller Mississippi budget for the coming year.

 

 

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it -- or don't report it at all.

 

 

Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Posted 12/10/2014 in National

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

 

 

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