From the Wire
- Students Named as Mississippi Test Panel to Begin MeetingFour Mississippi high school seniors will be among a 28-member task force meeting to examine state and local tests given to public school students.
- Protesters Burn Mississippi Flag, Say it Symbolizes RacismA group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care.
- Immigrant Kids Seen Held in Fenced Cages at Border FacilityInside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets ...
- Dorothy CottonDorothy Cotton, who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.
- Bryant Names Retired Colonel as Emergency Management ChiefGov. Phil Bryant is naming another retired military leader to run Mississippi's Emergency Management Agency.
- Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing RepublicansFormer first lady Laura Bush called the policy of forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border "cruel" and "immoral" in a guest column for the Washington Post.
- Trump Adviser Roger Stone Reveals New Meeting With RussianSpecial counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.
- US Rep. John Lewis to Speak at Art Institute CommencementU.S. Rep. John Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Atlanta's commencement ceremony.
- AP: Trump 2020 Working With Ex-Cambridge Analytica StaffersA company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press ...
- Trump Announces US Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese ImportsVowing to cut U.S. trade deficits and protect the nation's high-tech "crown jewels," President Donald Trump said Friday he's levying a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, instantly escalating a trade dispute between the ...
- Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort Ahead of TrialPresident Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is going to jail. Paul Manafort was ordered into custody Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges.
- AP Explains: Rebooting Poor People's Campaign 50 Years LaterThousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968.
- Black Caucus Backs Baria in Dem Primary Runoff for US SenateThe Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing state Rep. David Baria in the Democratic primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat.
- US: No Sanctions Relief Before North Korea DenuclearizesThe United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program.
- AP Source: IG Faults Comey's Calls in Clinton Email ProbeThe Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions before the 2016 elections were not driven by political bias, according ...