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By Marcy Gordon/AP Business Writer April 14, 2021
It’s a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty.
By Lolita C. Baldor and Ellen Knickmeyer/The Associated Press April 14, 2021
President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said.
By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick/The Associated Press April 14, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to start debate on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during
By Alexandra Jaffe/The Associated Press April 14, 2021
The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border.
By Mary Clare Jalonick/The Associated Press April 14, 2021
A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn’t be used, inadequate training and an intelligence division that had few set standards.
By Terry Tang/The Associated Press April 14, 2021
When COVID-19 shutdowns hit in March 2020, Mike Winneker, a hotel executive sous chef, found himself without work for the first time in years.
By Slim Smith April 13, 2021
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann covered all the tenses during his visit to Columbus Tuesday, noting the progress made during the 2021 legislative session, which ended on April 1, the plans he is working on presently and looking far beyond the present as state leaders ponder how to spend what he called the greatest infusion of federal money in Mississippi history.
By Slim Smith April 13, 2021
New board president, old business.
In her first meeting as president of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, Yvonne Cox considered an issue that first came before the board in 2018.
By Dispatch Staff Report April 13, 2021
Less than a week after Mayor Robert Smith announced he is working from home, he said Monday his re-election campaign operations are resuming.
By Tyler B. Jones April 13, 2021
BancorpSouth Bank and Cadence Bank announced in a press release Monday that the two companies have joined together in a merger agreement to create a new Southeastern bank.
By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press April 13, 2021
The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that challenges the state initiative process and seeks to block development of a medical marijuana program.
By The Associated Press April 13, 2021
With Gov. Kay Ivey advocating personal responsibility and common sense as Alabama’s statewide mask order ended Friday after nearly nine months, local governments, school systems and businesses are coming up with their own rules to address the continuing COVID-19 threat.
By Drs. Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen April 13, 2021
Severe illness from COVID-19. What’s your risk? NFTs, non-fungible tokens, are being used to sell (nonexistent or over-existent) digital art. For example, a digital video
By Zeke Miller/The Associated Press April 13, 2021
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
By Jonathan Lemire and Kevin Freking/The Associated Press April 13, 2021
President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal.
By The Associated Press April 13, 2021
The defense for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was set to start presenting its case Tuesday, following 11 days of a prosecution narrative that combined wrenching video with clinical analysis by medical and use-of-force experts to condemn Derek Chauvin’s actions.
By Mohamed Ibrahim and Mike Householder/The Associated Press April 13, 2021
Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop.
By Garrick Hodge April 12, 2021
Sitting in his 10th grade English class, Columbus resident Demarius Donelson watched a Tik Tok titled “the danger of a single story.”
By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press April 12, 2021
Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S.
By Leah Willingham/The Associated Press/Report for America April 12, 2021
Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was getting to the vaccine.
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