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Mississippi Senate Leader Burton Charged with DUI

Updated: 05/16/2016 - The A.P. reported Monday that Sen. Terry Burton was charged with DUI after a one-vehicle wreck Saturday. But Burton told a Jackson TV station he was not arrested.

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Supreme Court Avoids Birth Control Dispute

Updated: 05/16/2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court is ridding itself of a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control.

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Alabama Superintendents Object to Program Cuts

Posted: 05/16/2016 - Some Alabama superintendents are upset by funding cuts to a reading program that they say will disproportionately affect schools with higher reading scores.

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MDE to Follow Guidelines on Transgender Students

Updated: 05/13/2016 - The Mississippi Department of Education says it will follow new federal guidance on making sure transgender students can use locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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Donald Trump, GOP Lawmakers Meet

Posted: 05/12/2016 - We all know Donald Trump likes to win, but winning over Republicans in Congress may be his biggest battle yet.

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BP Money to Fund Cleaning of Mississippi Coast

Posted: 05/12/2016 - Mississippi officials say restoration and conservation projects that will use $34 million from the BP settlement money have begun on the Coast or will soon start.

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Governor Signs 'To-Go Cup' Law

Updated: 05/12/2016 - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill allowing people to carry open containers of alcohol in entertainment districts.

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Federal Court Grants Stay for Alabama Death Row Inmate

Updated: 05/12/2016 - A federal appeals court has delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate, saying there should be more time to review his claim that he is no longer competent because of strokes and dementia.

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Hidden Impact of Mississippi's Budget Shortfall

Posted: 05/12/2016 - The impact of Mississippi's budget shortfall is coming into focus. The Department of Mental Health is one of the first to announce specific programs it's dropping, including two chemical dependency units.

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Community Stands Behind Law Enforcement

Updated: 05/11/2016 - A local organization is rallying behind law enforcement officers to try to change negative perceptions associated with the job.

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Snowden Speaks at Rotary

Updated: 05/11/2016 - State Rep. Greg Snowden addressed the Meridian Rotary Club Wednesday.

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Nebraska, West Virginia Primaries as Expected

Updated: 05/11/2016 - After primaries in two states Tuesday, Hillary Clinton has 94% of the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. Donald Trump has 89% on the GOP side.

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Judge Denies Stay of Execution in Alabama

Posted: 05/11/2016 - A federal judge has denied a stay of execution for an Alabama man scheduled to be put to death Thursday for killing a Mobile police officer in 1985.

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