From the Wire
- Drive to Get Mississippi Medical Marijuana on 2020 BallotThe woman whose daughter's name is on Mississippi's marijuana oil law has begun a drive for a state constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana use.
- Two Compete for Mississippi House Seat Formerly Held by GipsonTwo Republicans are competing in a runoff election for a seat in the Mississippi House.
- Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border SecurityRepublicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he's willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
- Rep. John LewisU.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason.
- Caesars Launching Sports Betting in New Jersey, MississippiTwo Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August.
- Trump Open to Moscow Visit if Putin Formally Invites HimPresident Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow if formally invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday.
- Trump: US to Impose Sanctions on Turkey Over Detained PastorPresident Donald Trump says the United States will impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.
- White House Bars CNN Correspondent from Open Press EventA CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked President Donald Trump earlier in the day.
- Gov. Bryant Approves Takeover of Mississippi School DistrictGov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday approved a takeover by the state Department of Education of a rural eastern Mississippi school district experiencing financial and other problems.
- 11 House Republicans Seek Impeachment of DOJ's RosensteinA group of 11 House conservatives introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
- US Won't Recognize Crimea Annexation; Trump-Putin II DelayedPresident Donald Trump's top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and by postponing a second proposed summit between ...
- Water is Buried Beneath Martian Landscape, Study SaysA huge lake of salty water appears to be buried deep in Mars, raising the possibility of finding life on the red planet.
- Ivanka Trump is Shutting Down Her Clothing CompanyIvanka Trump is shutting down her clothing company and laying off 18 employees after some stores dropped her line and she decided ethics restrictions were holding back its ability to grow.
- Ryan Says Trump Just "Trolling" on Threat to Pull ClearancesRepublican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who have been critical of his administration.
- Mississippi Sues Student Loan Processing CompanyMississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing the nation's largest student loan processor, saying Delaware-based Navient Corp. has pushed "risky and expensive" loans.