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FILE - In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. Federal agencies have approved $225 million in settlement money from …

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean and marine habitats that were decimated in the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 BP oil spill.

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House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, reviews a copy of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 2021 Budget Recommendations, during the committee's meeting in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the fiscal year 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Reco…

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House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, discusses the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 2021 state budget recommendation with reporters following a committee meeting in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which will be …

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Committee member, Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden, R-Meridian studies the slide presentation of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 20121 state budget recommendation, in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which wi…

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Committee member, Rep. Credell Calhoun, D-Jackson, studies the slide presentation of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 20121 state budget recommendation, in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which will be submit…

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Committee member Sen. Eugene "Buck" Clarke, R-Hollandale, speaks of his service on the Joint Legislative Budget Committee following their adoption of the committee's FY 2021 state budget recommendation, during a meeting in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, as fellow member Sen. Joey …

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Committee member, Rep. Angela Cockerham, I-Magnolia, studies the slide presentation of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee FY 20121 state budget recommendation, in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the budget recommendation which will be subm…

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presides at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Committee members reviewed and adopted the fiscal year 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Recommendation which will be submitted for consideration by the Legislature w…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year.

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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Whisky 2 company Cadre Jacob Denns, right, shouts instructions to swab Nicolas Fisher, left, of Pelham, N.H., during haircut and mailbox issue on the first day of a seven-week indoctrination to military academy life for the Class of 2023 at the U.S. C…

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The U.S. Coast Guard's leadership has failed to conduct prompt, thorough and impartial investigations of harassment and bullying allegations, according to a congressional investigation released Wednesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile's argument that its deal will benefit Americans.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers begin their new term Jan. 7, with Republicans maintaining large majorities in the House and Senate. Some leadership jobs will change hands, including chairmanships of important committees.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery was approved Friday by state trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy was improperly paid for working extra hours and inappropriately used a clothing allowance that should not have been available to him, the state auditor's office said in a report released Thursday.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A long-lasting meteor lit up the central Alabama sky this week, according to the National Weather Service.

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg expressed regret on Tuesday for the impact his hard-line policing tactics had on minorities during his time as New York City mayor and pledged during a meeting with advocates of reform to focus on criminal justice if elected president.