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High Court Denies Stay

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for Dale Leo Bishop.

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Medicaid Dispute Moves Back to Court

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour is seeking a court decision as a way of ending a fight with lawmakers over how to pay for the health program for the needy.

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Jackson Mayor Indicted

Updated: 07/09/2008 - Jackson, Miss., Mayor Frank Melton has been indicted on federal civil rights violations connected to the tearing down a private home in 2006.

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Our Town Philadelphia: Choctaw Reunion

Updated: 07/09/2008 - For the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, there are many important reasons to host its annual fair. Choctaw, not only in Mississippi, but from all over the country look forward to this week.

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Report Faults FEMA Trailer Manufacturers

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A congressional report says manufacturers knew there were high levels of formaldehyde in the trailers provided to Hurricane Katrina victims.

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Statistics: People Cause Most Wildfires

Updated: 07/10/2008 - More than 630,000 acres of land were burning in the U.S. as of Wednesday morning. Some were sparked by lightning, but the number one cause might surprise you.

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Agency Makes Urgent Appeal for Blood

Posted: 07/09/2008 - United Blood Services says surgeries are having to be postponed because there's not enough blood available in this area.

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G-8 tries to be inclusive, but wary of expansion

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Despite its name, this year's Group of Eight summit had a cast of more than two dozen - and leaders said they will keep inviting heads of state from all over the world to give a global spin to its annual meetings.

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Bush Hails G-8 summit's work on climate change

Posted: 07/09/2008 - President Bush on Wednesday hailed the move by G-8 leaders to coalesce behind a broad climate-change strategy, saying in a valedictory to summitry that "significant progress" has been made on global warming.

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Developing economies don't back G-8 climate goal

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A joint gathering of major developed and developing nations on Wednesday agreed that climate change was "one of the great global challenges of our time" and pledged to back a United Nations effort to conclude new climate pact by 2009.

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Fringe autism treatment could get federal study

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.

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Polar bear harassment by oil companies challenged

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast.

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Wolverine advocates give notice of intent to sue

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Nine environmental groups said Tuesday they plan to sue the federal government if wolverines aren't granted protection under the Endangered Species Act within 60 days.

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ND tornado victims get lots of volunteer help

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Scores of volunteers Tuesday helped tornado-damaged communities in northern North Dakota clear away debris from a storm that destroyed six homes and seriously injured one man.

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Milwaukee museum unveils woolly mammoth skeleton

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A 14,500-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton dug up in 1994 has been unveiled at the Milwaukee Public Museum, giving locals a glimpse of perhaps the most intact specimen discovered in North America.

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Erratic winds prompt new evacuations in California

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines, the latest setback for already strained fire crews.

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Teenager Holds Out Hope to Find Her Dog

Updated: 07/09/2008 - Four days after having a wreck on the interstate in Meridian, an Arkansas teenager is returning home heartbroken, without her missing dog.

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