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McDaniel Demands Election Records from Counties

Posted: 5:44 PM - Attorneys for Chris McDaniel are demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Louisiana Governor Sues Feds over Common Core

Updated: 5:50 PM - Louisiana's governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
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AG Gets More Time to File Response

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood now has until Sept. 26 to file a response to Charles Ray Crawford's appeal of his 1994 rape conviction.

Mississippi Ballot Lists Cochran as Senate Nominee

Updated: 08/26/2014 - Mississippi elections commissioners have approved a November ballot listing Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.

Challenger Wants Debates with Governor

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Parker Griffith says he's challenging Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to a series of debates. But Bentley's office says Griffith has not contacted the governor's campaign.

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