From the Wire
- Memo: Consider Civil Rights Home for National MonumentMississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald Trump.
- Second Escaped Mississippi Inmate Back in CustodyA second inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison in back in custody.
- Emails Point to Manafort Offer to Brief Russian in CampaignIn the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Trump to Look at Even Stricter Cap on RefugeesPresident Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say.
- GOP Senator Defends Health Bill Against Kimmel's AttacksSen. Bill Cassidy defended his health care bill Wednesday after late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel accused the Louisiana Republican of lying to him about it, heightening the tension around the last-ditch GOP effort to make good on years of promises ...
- Study: Most States Would Take a Hit from GOP Health BillMost states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an outside analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans.
- One Escaped Mississippi Inmate is Caught, One Still at LargeOne of two inmates who escaped from a Mississippi prison is back in custody, and authorities are still searching for the other.
- Nations Start Signing Nuke Ban Treaty Opposed by Big PowersNations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms.
- One Last Last Chance: GOP Strains for Obamacare Repeal VotesTime growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in ...
- 7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 61 as Buildings Collapse in MexicoA magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 61 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.
- Trump's Lawyer to Publicly Testify in Senate Next MonthPresident Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning.
- Beware of Scams Tied to Credit Info Breach, Hood SaysMississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is warning about scams tied to the Equifax security breach.
- Trump Slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro Calls Him 'Hitler'President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations.
- At UN, Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' of North KoreaPresident Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.
- Protesters Make Good on Threat to Disrupt St. Louis BusinessWhen a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded.