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Scruggs Gets Five-Year Prison Sentence

Updated: 06/27/2008 - Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is headed to prison for five years for conspiring to bribe a judge, and was fined $250,000.

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MPS Says No School Tax Hike

Posted: 06/27/2008 - According to Meridian Public Schools officials, there will be no school tax hike for Meridian taxpayers for 2008-2009.

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Supreme Court Reverses Prosecutor Sanctions

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The Mississippi Supreme Court says a lower court had no authority to order a Washington County prosecutor to pay the cost of an appeal inappropriate comments he made.

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Pesticides In Sunken Philippine Ferry Halt Search

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The search for hundreds of bodies believed trapped inside a sunken ferry in the Philippines has been suspended. Officials fear divers could be exposed to toxic chemicals in the cargo hold.

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Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Farmers' Flood Aid

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

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US Delays Anbar Handover Due To Weather

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The U.S. military on Friday postponed a ceremony to hand over Anbar province to Iraqi security control, citing forecasts of sandstorms.

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Navy Approves Plan For Sonar Training Off Hawaii

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The Navy has adopted a new plan for training in Hawaii waters that it says will allow it to accelerate some exercises and hold them more frequently while continuing to limit the effects of its sonar on marine mammals.

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Greenland Denied Humpback Whaling Permit

Posted: 06/27/2008 - The International Whaling Commission voted down Thursday a request by indigenous Greenland fishermen to kill 10 humpback whales a year.

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Strong 6.1 Earthquake Sways Tonga

Posted: 06/27/2008 - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific, but no injuries or damage have been reported.

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New Rules For Teachers After China Earthquake

Posted: 06/27/2008 - China is requiring more ethical responsibility from teachers following the highly publicized case of a high school teacher who fled his classroom during last month's earthquake without making sure his students were safe.

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Big Sur Under Threat As California Fire Edges Closer

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Flames from a huge wildfire burning through a national forest inched toward the scenic tourist town of Big Sur, where firefighters rushed Thursday to protect historic structures and hundreds of homes.

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Wicker Proposes 'Marriage Protection' Measure

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Sen. Roger Wicker introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution Wednesday that would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

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Autry Honored Through Endowment

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Outgoing Meridian Public School superintendent, Sylvia Autry, learned Thursday that a scholarship endowment has been established in her honor.

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