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Reps. Bennie Thompson and John Lewis Will Not Attend Mississippi Museums' Opening

Today, U.S. Representatives Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and John Lewis (D-GA) announced that they will not attend the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday.

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David Watkins Arrested for Embezzling More than $500,000 in Bonds

Jackson resident W. David Watkins turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night after being indicted on two counts for embezzling bond money intended for a development project he managed, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

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Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson’s Statement on Trump’s Ending of DACA

U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson released a statement on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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ACLU: Trump Giving Police Grenade Launchers, Bayonets and Other Military Equipment

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump will issue an executive order today allowing the federal government to give police departments certain military equipment—such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons, and armored vehicles—through the Department of Defense 1033 program and other federal programs.

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Mayor Lumumba Releases Statement on Charlottesville Rally, State Flag

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a statement on Wednesday, August 16, condemning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend.

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ACLU of Mississippi Calls for Investigation into Rep. Karl Oliver's Past

The ACLU of Mississippi has called on Gov. Phil Bryant, House Speaker Philip Gunn and the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Rep. Karl Oliver's statement was a breach of Code of Ethics or House rules.

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Sheriff Victor Mason: Stop Spreading 'Vicious' Rumors in Kingston Frazier Tragedy

Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason is addressing the rampant rumors around the murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier last week, which were fueled by an early report that the baby wasn't reported missing until an hour after the abduction, which apparently was not true.

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Mississippi NAACP: Move NCAA Softball Tourney from Ole Miss Due to State Flag

Mississippi NAACP is requesting the NCAA continue its opposition to symbols of racial hatred and expand its ban to all NCAA sanctioned events and relocate the Softball Regional Tournament at the University of Mississippi on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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Poll: Lumumba Leads in Mayor's Race; Graham, Horhn Battle for Second Position

A newly released poll conducted by Millsaps College and Chism Strategies reveals a highly competitive mayoral race. Jackson voters head to the polls on Tuesday, May 2 for the Democratic primary election to determine which of the leading candidates advances to the runoff in two weeks.

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Crossroads Film Festival Rewards Several Mississippi Filmmakers, Students

The 2017 Crossroads Film Festival honored winning films, including several by Mississippi filmmakers.

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