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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

(AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete ... Read more

6 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves: Mississippi can’t afford jobless benefit supplement

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, ... Read more

7 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mask up: Mississippi lawmakers return amid virus outbreak

(AP) — Most Mississippi legislators wore masks and practiced social distancing Monday as they returned to the state Capitol for the first time since the ... Read more

13 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi pro wrestling star James ‘Kamala’ Harris dies at 70

(AP) — James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his ... Read more

14 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building

(AP) — The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog. Mississippi recently retired the ... Read more

15 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi school funding feud resolved with veto, new bill

(AP) — Mississippi legislators returned to the Capitol on Monday and resolved a dispute over education funding for the budget year that began July 1. ... Read more

15 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Police: Woman tried to steal ambulance; pulled machete

(AP) — A woman in Mississippi is accused of attempting to steal an ambulance and charging a paramedic with a machete. The suspect began driving ... Read more

1 day ago by The Associated Press.

Police: Boy, 13, playing with gun fatally shoots child

(AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and accused of playing with a gun and fatally shooting another boy, authorities in Mississippi said. Biloxi police ... Read more

1 day ago by The Associated Press.

Hurricane Alpha? Amped up season forecast, names may run out

(AP) — Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

Former juvenile caseworker accused of using ‘undue force’

(AP) — A former caseworker at a juvenile correctional facility has been arrested for using “undue force” against a student, officials said. Malcolm Mackey was ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

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