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Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.



Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on health care and financial reforms.



Rubio willing to defy European allies on possible Iran deal

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that if elected president, he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European allies if necessary in order to revoke an Iranian nuclear deal he might inherit from President Barack Obama.



US, Iran negotiators race to fill out contours of nuclear agreement

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran's nuclear program and punitive U.S. economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week.



GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants.



US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.



Federal debt limit comes back into force at $18.1 trillion

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

After a year with no cap on government borrowing, the federal debt limit has come back into force.



Ethics Commission dismisses 2014 complaint against Starkville aldermen

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission dismissed a 2014 Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen that alleged impropriety with an earlier school board vote.


Police arrest two accused of stealing firearms

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested two suspects Friday for allegedly stealing firearms from a Highway 45 North business.

Turner's District 5 residency questioned

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Incumbent Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks wants one of his opponents thrown off the August 4 Democratic primary ballot.

Shooting leaves 2 injured in Lowndes

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle following a shooting in Lowndes County on Monday afternoon.

New CMSD members sworn in, board president re-elected

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees began Monday's meeting by swearing in its newest member and ended it by reaffirming its president.

MSU team deals with 2 arrests in 24 hours

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What should have been a quiet week for Mississippi State's football team was anything but.


Life Enrichment Program spring term begins

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women's spring term of the Life Enrichment Program kicked off Monday.



Lowndes Co. schools working toward leaving 'sewer business'

Posted 3/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees goes along with a pair of proposals presented during a board meeting Monday, the district may soon find itself all but out of the "sewer business."



Supes move forward with industrial development bond

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved two resolutions that continue a joint city-county process that will fund a new industrial park near the Highway 25 and Highway 182 intersection.



Aldermen, employee pay raises up for discussion

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are set to vote today on pay raises for their own positions and for city employees.



Testing: ACT won't bid on contract

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

When it comes to companies to provide future standardized tests in Mississippi, the ACT organization says it's out. But it's not yet clear who's in.



Reeves proposes more income tax cuts, bumping total to $550M

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday floated a larger $555 million tax cut proposal with more income tax cuts, setting the stage for negotiations as the end of the legislative session approaches.



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