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'Unbroken' strikes nerve in Japan

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken" has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still fighting over its wartime past.



Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's health care law expires.



Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt. running

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running.



Dems offer alternative plan for Mississippi 2016 budget

Posted 12/12/2014 in State

Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are offering their own budget proposal that they say would pump more money into education.



High-speed Internet coming to more schools in poor or rural areas

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year.



Congress puts white potatoes on menu for low-income moms

Posted 12/12/2014 in National

It's another political victory for the popular potato.


Browning on Business: Columbus car wash makes new home on Bluecutt

Posted 12/11/2014 in Business

Did you know The Auto Spa is now on Bluecutt Road?

Restaurant Week moving to 10-day event

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When is a week longer than seven days? When it involves the relationship between college baseball, dining out and economic impact.

Columbus group hopes to help felons find jobs

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Columbus, a grassroots organization called "Released By Grace" hopes to improve the long odds that felons face in trying to find their way back into society.


City appeals Ethics Commission final order

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has filed an appeal of the Mississippi Ethics Commission's final order that states the mayor and council violated parts of the state's Open Meetings Act earlier this year.


Columbus council to mull billboard ban

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus' billboard committee agreed Wednesday to bring back a proposal to lift the moratorium on new billboards that has been in place since 2000.

Burning death inquiry eyes woman's last hours

Posted 12/11/2014 in State

Surveillance video that shows a woman at a convenience store gas station less than two hours before she was set on fire and left to die is part of the puzzle authorities were trying to piece together Wednesday.


Bryant: Don't dwell on negative things about Miss.

Posted 12/11/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling business people to "accentuate the positives while accepting reality and working to make things better."


MSU'S Keenum part of United Nations ceremony

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum and leaders from other universities around the nation signed the Presidents' Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security on Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City.


Mitt Romney to speak at MSU Jan. 28

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will welcome former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney to campus Jan. 28 to take part in the university's Global Lecture Series.



Nearly 9 in 10 doubt Obama, GOP can break gridlock

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There's almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country's problems.



Liberals and conservatives gripe about $1.1T bill

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

Exposed to the light of day, a year-end, $1.1 trillion spending bill drew vociferous objections from liberals and milder criticism from conservatives.



Driving while black? App developers aim to help

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it.


Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

LeBron commits personal foul with royal touch

Posted 12/11/2014 in National

When King James touched the future queen of England on the shoulder after a basketball game, royal watchers cried foul.


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