From the Wire
- Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation of Reunified FamiliesA federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of reunited families who were separated by the Trump administration after crossing the southwest border.
- Emmett TillA 2017 book that revealed lies by a key figure in the Emmett Till case has prompted the U.S government to renew its investigation into the brutal 1955 slaying, a federal official said recently.
- With Flags, Song, Pride, French Celebrate Unifying VictoryFrance's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup, and came at a time when the people feel needy.
- Mississippi Updating Voter Registration Deadline for RunoffsMississippi is updating a voter registration deadline to meet a requirement of a 1993 federal law.
- Trump: Relations With May 'Strong' After Bombshell InterviewIn a fresh bout of diplomatic whiplash, President Donald Trump denied Friday he had criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and declared the U.S.-U.K. relationship "the highest level of special"—not long after lobbing thunderous broadsides against her.
- Agency Watchdog Slams Ex-HHS Chief Price on Costly TravelThe government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog said Friday.
- States With Laws Still on the Books That Would Ban AbortionFour states—Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota—already have laws designed to prohibit most abortions if the Roe ruling were overturned.
- Appointed US Senator in Mississippi Reports Raising $1.6MAn appointed U.S. senator in Mississippi says she has raised more than $1.6 million in campaign cash. Republican Cindy-Hyde Smith's campaign released the information Thursday, days ahead of candidates' deadline to report April-through-June fundraising.
- Reeves Says He's Not to Blame for Planned Road Near His HomeLt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he did not pressure the Mississippi Department of Transportation to build a $2 million road near his gated neighborhood.
- Trump's Claim That NATO Will Boost Defense Spending DisputedIn a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency session.
- Papa John's Says Founder Resigned as Chairman of the BoardPapa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.
- Trump Claims Germany 'Totally Controlled' by RussiaIn a combative start to his NATO visit, President Donald Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" and blasted allies' defense spending, opening what was expected to be a fraught ...
- Border Protection Says NYC Mayor Crossed Border IllegallyNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter ...
- Five in Special Election to Succeed Gipson in Mississippi HouseFive candidates are competing in a special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday in District 77 in parts of Rankin and Simpson counties. If a runoff is needed, it will ...
- Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, is Ditching Plastic StrawsStarbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.