From the Wire
- Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate with InvestigatorsPresident Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.
- New Mississippi Law Blocks 1 Appeal Over Death Penalty DrugThe Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked a death row inmate's appeal over the state's planned use of a lethal-injection drug.
- Appeals Court Deals Blow to Trump Administration Travel BanPresident Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries.
- 23 Million More Uninsured with GOP Health Bill, Analysts SayThe health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.
- Trump Vows to Crackdown on Leaks, Chastises NATOPresident Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to ...
- Governor Signs Protections for Confederate, Other MonumentsAlabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law sweeping protections for Confederate and other long-standing monuments, a move that comes as some Southern cities remove Confederate monuments from public grounds.
- Former Mississippi Prison Chief Sentenced to Nearly 20 YearsChristopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when a judge sentenced Mississippi's former corrections commissioner to nearly 20 years in prison for crimes connected to more than $1.4 ...
- Black Caucus: White Rep Should Resign Over Lynch CommentBlack lawmakers in Mississippi are demanding the resignation of a white colleague who said Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.
- Gunn: Lottery Debate Not Expected During Special SessionMississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he does not expect legislators to debate the creation of a state lottery during a special session next month.
- APNewsBreak: Source Says Flynn to Invoke 5th AmendmentFormer National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a Senate panel that he won't hand over documents in the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person ...
- Police: 3 Men Stole Car, Killed 6-Year-Old in Back SeatThree young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said.
- Search for New Jackson State President ContinuesTrustees are still looking for a new president for Jackson State University.
- Company Sued in Prison Bribery Scheme to Pay State $2MA company that made drug testing cups involved in Mississippi's prison bribery scandal will pay the state $2 million.
- Former FBI Director Mueller to Lead Trump-Russia ProbeRobert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect.
- Trump Assails 'Witch Hunt' After Naming of Special CounselPresident Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in ...