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McDaniel Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

Updated: 08/29/2014 - A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.

MDOC Seeks New Prison Deals

Posted: 08/29/2014 - The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate East Mississippi Correctional Facility and three other prisons in the state.

McDaniel Demands Election Records from Counties

Posted: 08/27/2014 - 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: 08/27/2014 - 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.

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