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New Agreement Reached in Foster Care Lawsuit

Posted: 07/22/2015 - Mississippi officials and plaintiffs in an 11-year-old lawsuit over conditions in the state's foster care system have reached another agreement.

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MSDH Advises Parents about Immunizations

Posted: 07/21/2015 - With only a few weeks left of summer, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds parents that state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare.

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State Flags Lowered in Honor of Tennessee Servicemen

Updated: 07/21/2015 - Gov. Phil Bryant issued an executive order Tuesday lowering the U. S. flag and Mississippi flag at state buildings in honor of four Marines and a Navy petty officer who died in an attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies in Health Care Law

Updated: 06/25/2015 - Republican leaders in Mississippi are criticizing the Supreme Court's decision to let consumers continue receiving a subsidy that reduces out-of-pocket costs through the federal health insurance marketplace.

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Justices Rule for Church in Free Speech Case

Posted: 06/18/2015 - A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an Arizona church over a town's sign law that set tougher rules for signs that direct people to Sunday church services than for signs for political candidates and real estate agents.

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FEMA Sets Up Hotline

Posted: 06/16/2015 - With the 2015 hurricane season underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched a National Flood Insurance Program call center pilot program to help policyholders with claims.

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NHTSA Admits Flaws, Starts Reforms

Posted: 06/05/2015 - The U.S. government's auto safety agency admits that it didn't understand technology and wasn't skeptical enough to root out the General Motors ignition switch problem for more than a decade.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on May 8 Crash

Posted: 05/19/2015 - Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane radioed air traffic controllers, saying he was struggling to gain altitude seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway May 8.

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Deen Remembered in Hattiesburg

Updated: 05/14/2015 - Lots of tears were shed Thursday at Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. But there were smiles mixed in as people remembered Police Officer Benjamin Deen as a family man who loved his job.

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Louisiana House Backs Abortion Ban Based on Gender

Posted: 05/14/2015 - The Louisiana House has agreed to prohibit abortions based on gender, despite questions about whether provisions in the bill that allow for lawsuits and damage claims go too far.

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Plan Approved to Drill into Macondo Reservoir

Posted: 05/13/2015 - Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the nation's largest offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana.

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Killed in Louisiana Shootout

Posted: 03/10/2015 - Federal authorities say a deputy U.S. marshal has been killed in a shootout on the outskirts of Baton Rouge during an attempt to arrest a fugitive wanted in two homicides.

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