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Confederate Heritage Month Proclamation

Updated: 02/25/2016 - Proclamations in Southern states marking Confederate Heritage Month have been commonplace for years. But this year it's drawing more criticism with the controversy surrounding the Mississippi state flag.

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Shelby Facing Four GOP Challengers

Posted: 02/25/2016 - Five-term Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby faces off Tuesday with four challengers in the Republican primary.

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After Recount Reading Bill Fails Senate

Posted: 02/25/2016 - A requirement for third-graders to score higher on a reading test, which officials initially said had passed the Mississippi Senate by one vote, actually failed.

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Obama Appoints Anderson to Education Post

Posted: 02/24/2016 - President Barack Obama has named Chief Phyliss Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

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Alabama Committee Approves 'Innocence Commission' Bill

Posted: 02/24/2016 - A Senate committee has approved a bipartisan bill to create an Alabama Innocence Inquiry Commission to review capital murder convictions. The bill sponsor said there have been high-profile cases of death row inmates who have been exonerated.

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Leading GOP Candidates to Campaign in Alabama

Posted: 02/24/2016 - The Alabama secretary of state's office says three leading Republican presidential candidates will visit Alabama before next week's Super Tuesday primaries.

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Senator Bans Cellphone Use During Meetings

Posted: 02/23/2016 - The chairman of the Senate Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee, John Polk, announced at the beginning of a meeting Tuesday that people could not use electronic devices or stand too close to senators.

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Obama Releases Plan to Close Guantanamo

Updated: 02/23/2016 - President Obama says the detention center at Guantanamo Bay undermines America's national security and needs to be closed.

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Supreme Court Returns to Session

Updated: 02/22/2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to session Monday for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly.

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Changes Made to Visa Waiver Program

Posted: 02/22/2016 - Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill say they're upset that the Obama administration changed the Visa Waiver Program that was passed into law in December.

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