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No date for Islamic State war vote as Congress waits on Obama

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Congressional authorization of the U.S. war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military action, prompting growing frustration with the White House.

 

 

Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

 

Celebrated Mississippi painter Andrew Bucci dies

Posted 11/19/2014 in State

Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died.

 

Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats.

 

 

Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

 

'20th hijacker' seeks role in civil terror cases

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The man who became known as the "20th hijacker" from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism.

 

National safety agency to push for national air bag recall

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure -- and even kill -- a driver.

 

 

Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency.

 

 

House Dems again choose Nancy Pelosi as leader

Posted 11/19/2014 in National

Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority leader.

 

CMSD's old textbooks still up in the air

Posted 11/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has not yet resolved the issue of unused textbooks.

First Unified Egg Bowl is Wednesday

Posted 11/18/2014 in State

The Rebels and Bulldogs will collide in an Egg Bowl of a different sort on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on the MSU intramural field.

 

Lowndes Co. principals tout school district

Posted 11/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Administrators within the Lowndes County School District say they are confident in the direction the district is headed.

 

 

Hood expected to bring forth Oktibbeha road designation bill

Posted 11/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved a resolution Monday that could pave the way for legislation posthumously honoring a former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent with a road designation.

 

Navy secretary Mabus racks up $4.7 million in travel

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more than $4.7 million.

 

Gov. Bryant seeks $79M tax cut for lower earners

Posted 11/18/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday that he wants to cut income taxes for some Mississippians earning less than $53,000 a year as part of his 2016 budget proposal.

 

 

No evidence of arson in Ag Museum fire

Posted 11/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is expected to remain closed to the general public until Dec. 1.

 

 

Europeans have prominent role in latest IS beheading video

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach.

 

 

Tree planted at U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till

Posted 11/18/2014 in National

Mississippi senators and other officials have planted a tree at the U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till.

 

 

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