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Senate candidate Mike Espy answers questions from the media outside Local 463 in Ridgeland, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, after he and his wife, Portia, stopped by the restaurant for lunch. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday for a runoff between Democrat Espy and appointed Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, to see who will serve the final two years of retired Sen. Thad Cochran's seat. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied voters Monday for Republican Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith who has found herself in a closer-than-expected runoff contest after comments she made about attending a public hanging drew condemnation. As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 10:32 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists," as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 8:54 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Mississippi (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Christmas has come to Biloxi, Mississippi, as President Donald Trump holds his second rally of the day in the state. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has been decked out in an elaborate display that...
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In this photo provided by WLBT-TV a noose hangs on a tree on the state capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. A Mississippi official says two nooses and six signs were found on the grounds of the Mississippi state Capitol. Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the Capitol, says the nooses and signs were found Monday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. (WLBT-TV via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 7:08 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state's history of racist violence. The Mississippi Department of Public...
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As her mother Rosaly wipes away a tear, Lucianny Rondon, sister of Leonel Rondon, the young man killed in the Sept. 13, 2018, Merrimack Valley gas explosions, pauses while making a statement during a hearing on gas pipeline safety in the Merrimack Valley Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
November 26, 2018 - 4:14 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Congressional members said executives at the utility company responsible for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts should step down. The calls for change came Monday at a special hearing into the disaster. The six House and Senate members from...
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November 26, 2018 - 4:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — An emergency commission has been created in Maryland to redraw boundaries for a sprawling congressional district in compliance with a federal court order, the state's Republican governor announced Monday. Gov. Larry Hogan said a "nonpartisan" nine-member commission will craft a...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gestures during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Ukrainian parliament has voted to impose martial law for 30 days in wake of Russian seizure of Ukrainian vessels. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
November 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law in parts of the country to fight what its president called "growing aggression" from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit to the House of Commons in London, Monday Nov. 26, 2018. May has two-weeks to convince the British public, and a skeptical Parliament, to back the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union. (House of Commons / PA via AP)( / PA via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn't perfect, but it's all there is, and the alternative is a leap into the unknown. In essence, she urged Parliament: Let's agree and move on, for the...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks to journalists during a press conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Stoltenberg is warning Russia of consequences after its coastguard fired on and seized Ukrainian ships, wounding a number of sailors. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 26, 2018 - 12:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 9 p.m. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Ukraine's president has assured him that should martial law be introduced in the country it would not have a negative impact on next year's presidential election...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, Richard Allan, Facebook's Director of Policy for Europe, gestures as he speaks at the London Cyberspace Conference in London. International lawmakers are preparing to question Facebook executive in charge of public policy, Richard Allan, at parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing in London Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018, as they to look into the social media company's data protection policies. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
November 26, 2018 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies. A British lawmaker took the unusually aggressive move of forcing a...
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