From the Wire
- Kushner Granted Permanent Security Clearance, AP Source SaysPresident Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a permanent security clearance following a lengthy FBI background check, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
- Judge: President Can't Block Critics on TwitterPresident Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.
- Stand or Stay Out of Sight: NFL Takes on Anthem ProtestersNFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.
- Mississippi: Up to 7,000 Bodies from Asylum May Be in FieldResearchers are planning to exhume as many as 7,000 bodies that were buried at Mississippi's former insane asylum, create a memorial and study them for insight on how the mentally ill and other marginalized populations should be treated today.
- Congress Moves to Dismantle Key Post-Crisis Bank RulesCongress moved Tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.
- Mississippi Cuts Math Teacher Test Score, Citing ShortageMississippi is lowering the standardized test score that a student must achieve to become a middle school or high school math teacher, citing a teacher shortage.
- More Bipartisan Support for Civil Rights Site as US MonumentRepublican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama introduced a bill Monday to make the Medgar Evers home a monument.
- Blake ThompsonMississippi College trustees on Monday said they had chosen Blake Thompson to lead the 5,000-student Baptist-affiliated institution.
- Divided Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over WorkersThe Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.
- Three Mississippi Names Added to US Law Enforcement MemorialThe state's U.S. senators say the names of three Mississippi officers have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington.
- Afroman to Settle Suit Filed Over Mississippi Assault, SongMusician and rapper Afroman is settling a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.
- Gunman Opens Fire in Texas High School, Killing Up to 10At least one gunman opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said.
- Trump to Deny Funds to Clinics that Refer for AbortionThe Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers.
- Mississippi Proposes Rules to Govern Legal Sports BettingThe state Gaming Commission on Thursday proposed rules to govern sports books at Mississippi's 28 licensed casinos.
- Trustees Give Final Approval to University Tuition IncreasesTrustees of Mississippi's eight public universities are giving final approval for tuition increases next fall.