From the Wire
- Mississippi Supreme Court Hears Appeal Over School FundingFormer Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is telling the Mississippi Supreme Court that justices should hold lawmakers to their word to spend a certain amount on schools.
- Supreme Court Order Unlikely to Deter Voting RestrictionsThe Supreme Court's refusal to breathe new life into North Carolina's sweeping voter identification law might be just a temporary victory for civil rights groups.
- Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' to Share Info with RussiaPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so.
- Coast Man Gets 49 Years for Anti-Transgender Hate Crime Killing of Sex PartnerA Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the murder of a transgender woman.
- Michael JacksonAn early morning accident has claimed the lives of two people, including former NFL player Michael Jackson.
- Torch-Wielding Group Protests Confederate Statue RemovalA group that included a well-known white nationalist carried torches and chanted "you will not replace us" at a weekend protest in Virginia over plans to remove a monument of a Confederate general.
- Lawmakers Urge Trump to Avoid Picking a Partisan for FBI JobAs President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.
- Court Likely to Question if Trump's Travel Ban DiscriminatesSEATTLE (AP) — For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about ...
- UPDATED: Judge Blocks Mississippi Shutdown of Payday LenderA judge blocked Mississippi officials from forcing one of the state's largest payday lenders to close.
- Trump Warns Comey: Better Hope There Are No 'Tapes' of TalksPresident Donald Trump, in a warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times ...
- Trump Lawyers Push Back Against Russia Ties in LetterLawyers for President Donald Trump said Friday that a review of his last 10 years of tax returns did not reflect "any income of any type from Russian sources," but the letter included exceptions related to previously cited income generated ...
- US Prosecutors Told to Push for More, Harsher PunishmentsAttorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms.
- Trump Threatens to Cancel Briefings for 'Sake of Accuracy'President Donald Trump lashed out in a series of tweets Friday morning amid a firestorm over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, defending the shifting narrative and timeline his administration has offered for the decision.
- Mississippi Court: Judges Booted for Misconduct Gone ForeverThe Mississippi Supreme Court says that once a judge has been ordered from office because of misconduct, that person can never again hold the same judicial post.
- Nearly $74K Paid in Legal Fees in Mississippi Election SpatThe Mississippi public has paid nearly $74,000 to defend legislators in a federal lawsuit by voters who say they were disenfranchised in a state House race that went to a tiebreaker and was later flipped, according to records obtained by ...