From the Wire
- White House Abandons Negotiations with GOP Lawmakers, Demands Friday Vote on HealthcareWASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.
- Health Bill Vote Delayed in House in Setback to Trump, RyanGOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.
- Campaign Spending Bill Headed to Mississippi Governor's DeskElected officials in Mississippi would no longer be able to use campaign money to subsidize their lifestyles or build retirement nest eggs under a bill likely to become law.
- No New Civil Cases for Slow Federal Judge Till He Catches UpA federal judge in southern Mississippi is temporarily blocked from taking on new civil court cases because of a backlog of pending cases.
- Mississippi Senate Sends Anti-Sanctuary Bill to GovernorMississippi took another step Tuesday toward banning sanctuary cities when Gov. Phil Bryant said he would sign a bill that would keep government agencies from sheltering people in the country illegally.
- Racial Reconciliation Project: Together for Deep DialogueShelia Nabors and Tony Caldwell are both advocates for racial reconciliation in North Mississippi. Nabors is a social worker in Tupelo who says her work around race issues is "a way to give back some love to Tupelo."
- Court Blocks Law That Would Close Mississippi's Only Abortion ClinicA federal court on Friday permanently blocked Mississippi's law that threatened to close the state's only abortion clinic by setting a hospital-privileges requirement the clinic couldn't fulfill.
- Chuck BerryChuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. ...
- Ryan: More Help for Older People Needed in GOP Health BillDays before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people.
- Comey: FBI Probing Links Between Russia, Trump AssociatesFBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
- Groups Seek to Open 9 Charter Schools in Mississippi, Two in JacksonNine charter school operators say they're interested in opening new schools in Mississippi.
- Mississippi Power's Kemper Plant Blows Deadline After LeakAfter a tubing leak in part of its Kemper County power plant, Mississippi Power Co. now says it's unsure when the $7 billion plant will be finished.
- Mississippi's Only Academic Hospital Cuts Jobs to Fix BudgetThe University of Mississippi Medical Center is cutting jobs to deal with a budget shortfall.
- Bryant Nominates GOP Lawmaker for Workers Comp CommissionMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a longtime Republican lawmaker to serve on the three-member Workers Compensation Commission.
- Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's New Travel Ban Aimed At Muslim-Majority CountriesGREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of ...