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Mississippi Picnic in New York City Canceled

Updated: 04/12/2016 - The Mississippi Picnic in New York City has been canceled this year because of Mississippi's adoption of a contested religious-objections bill.

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Hood Calls Lawsuit Allegations False

Posted: 04/12/2016 - Mississippi's attorney general says allegations in a recently unsealed lawsuit that accused his office of participating in a kickback scheme with a New York firm were false.

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Mississippi AG Unsure about Suing Google

Posted: 04/12/2016 - Mississippi's attorney general says he doesn't yet know whether he'll go to court to force Google to comply with a subpoena or sue the Internet giant for violating state law.

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MDOT Presents Check to WLHS

Updated: 04/08/2016 - West Lauderdale High School was recognized by MDOT for participation in a program to keep students safer.

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Senate Stays Out of Seat Size Debate

Posted: 04/08/2016 - The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment that called for the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate airplane seat size.

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New York Man Charged with Making High-Level Threats

Updated: 04/08/2016 - A man from Cheektowaga, New York, has been accused of threatening to kill multiple political figures, including President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Conservative Leader Praises Mississippi Law

Posted: 04/07/2016 - The leader of a national conservative group is praising Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for "extraordinary courage" in signing a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people.

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Gamblin Resigns from Board

Posted: 04/06/2016 - The city of Philadelphia is now looking to fill a vacancy on its board of aldermen.

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Bill Allowing Guns in Church Sent to Bryant

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Churches in Mississippi could let some members have guns inside the building to protect the congregation under a bill heading to the governor.

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House Passes Smaller Tax Cut

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Mississippi House members are supporting a pared-down tax cut, even as the chamber's leaders indicated they are still trying to increase transportation funding.

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Governors Ban State-Funded Travel to Mississippi

Updated: 04/06/2016 - Several states have banned official travel to Mississippi over passage of a religious objections law that allows groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples when it violates their personal religious beliefs.

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Seattle Mayor Bans City Employee Travel to Mississippi

Posted: 04/06/2016 - Seattle's mayor has barred the use of city funds for employee travel to Mississippi because Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on their personal religious beliefs.

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Civil Rights Group Speaks Out on Sentencing

Updated: 04/05/2016 - A civil rights group visited Lauderdale County Tuesday, speaking out against what it says is harsh prison sentencing for non-violent offenders.

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Governor Signs Religious Objections Law

Updated: 04/05/2016 - Mississippi's governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' personal religious beliefs.

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First Lady to Address Jackson State Graduates

Posted: 04/05/2016 - Jackson State University's spring graduates will be among the last group of graduates to hear from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has included the Mississippi college as part of her Reach Higher initiative.

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