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Desperate For Teachers, Districts Beg Retirees To Come Back
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"It’s difficult not to respond when you hear there is such a significant need.”
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Mississippi Sonic Won't Serve Stoners Toking In The Drive-Thru
One customer reportedly blew pot smoke into the face of an underage employee.
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Mississippi School Finds No Evidence Principal Cut Student's Hair Without Permission (UPDATE)
“[W]e found absolutely no evidence ... that his allegations of having his hair cut at school exist."
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Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi's 15-Week Abortion Ban
The law has been deemed the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.
Mississippi Governor Signs America’s Most Restrictive Abortion Ban Into Law
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.) says he is “saving the unborn,” but abortion rights advocates say Mississippi’s restrictive ban will hurt low-income women and children and threaten Roe v. Wade.
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Mississippi Legislature Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban On International Women's Day
The law would prevent women from having abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Mississippi Town Approves Pride Parade After Fierce Backlash
"In this country, we do not restrict a person’s ability to speak based on whether or not we agree with what they have to say."
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Octavia Spencer To Buy Out Screening Of 'Black Panther' For Mississippi Community
The star will reserve tickets for an underserved community "to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero."
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How States Are Gambling On Sports Betting Case
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Sports betting bills have been filed in some 20 states, ranging from ones detailing exactly how the sports betting would
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CULTURE & ARTS
So THAT'S Where Teddy Bears Got Their Name
It all started with a hunting trip.
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Mississippi Teen's Mysterious Disappearance Examined In New Podcast
Makers of "13: The Search for Leigh Occhi" delve into the 1992 cold case.
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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Early Challenge To Mississippi's Anti-Queer Law
Businesses and government workers who want to deny service to LGBTQ people for religious reasons can go right ahead.
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New Year Could Bring Record Low Temperatures To Parts Of U.S.
By Daniel Trotta and Chris Francescani, Reuters
Lows are predicted to hit minus 20F to minus 30F from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.
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Former U.S. Senator; Founder, PAC for a Change
Can You Believe? Can you believe Chuck Grassley claiming that people who aren’t rich “are just spending every darn penny
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John Lewis Won't Attend Civil Rights Museum Opening Because Trump Is Going
“President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum."
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With 'One Mississippi,' The Moment For Women Storytellers Is Now
As some of comedy's icons have fallen, Tig Notaro continues to rise. We should make way for more women like her.
Trump's Tax Plan Could Turn 'Blue States' Into Mississippi And Louisiana
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The tax cuts may really be punishments for states that vote Democrat.
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Two Sex Educators On Confronting Taboo Topics In The Classroom
Hundreds of miles apart, educators Emily Feher and Melanie Lucash aren't shying away from sticky subjects.
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Mississippi School To Swap Confederate Leader's Name For Barack Obama's
Nearly all the elementary school's students are black. It's currently named for Jefferson Davis.
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