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  • Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

    Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-20 10:09:03 GMT
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    Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic.More >>
    Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic.More >>
  • Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

    Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:18:26 GMT
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    Michigan's health director will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area.More >>
    Michigan's health director will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area.More >>
  • AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:18:17 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:51:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...
    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.More >>
    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.More >>
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  • Consider This: Get out to vote in this historic election cycle

    Consider This: Get out to vote in this historic election cycle

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-08-10 03:01:14 GMT

    Thad Cochran officially retired from the U.S. Senate on Easter Sunday after serving us well since 1978.

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    Thad Cochran officially retired from the U.S. Senate on Easter Sunday after serving us well since 1978.

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  • Democrats Baria, Sherman advance to U.S. Senate primary runoff

    Democrats Baria, Sherman advance to U.S. Senate primary runoff

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-06-06 11:48:57 GMT
    David Baria is headed to a runoff in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Source: David BariaDavid Baria is headed to a runoff in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Source: David Baria

    Six Democrats were vying for their party's nomination Tuesday, including Baria, a state representative, and Sherman, a businessman.

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    Six Democrats were vying for their party's nomination Tuesday, including Baria, a state representative, and Sherman, a businessman.

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  • Decision 2018: Primary election results

    Decision 2018: Primary election results

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-06-06 04:13:18 GMT
    You can get live election results straight to your phone by downloading the WDAM News app for Apple or Android device. (Photo source: WDAM)You can get live election results straight to your phone by downloading the WDAM News app for Apple or Android device. (Photo source: WDAM)

    After 12 hours of voting, the polls are now closed for Mississippi's primary elections.

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    After 12 hours of voting, the polls are now closed for Mississippi's primary elections.

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  • Runoff will decide Democratic nominee for U.S. House District 3

    Runoff will decide Democratic nominee for U.S. House District 3

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-06-06 04:12:13 GMT
    The Democratic nomination will come down to a June 26 runoff between Michael Guest and Whit Hughes. (Photo source: WDAM)The Democratic nomination will come down to a June 26 runoff between Michael Guest and Whit Hughes. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. (Photo source: WDAM)Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Whoever fills Rep. Gregg Harper’s U.S. House District 3 seat when he steps away from Congress in January will be a Capitol Hill newcomer.

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    Whoever fills Rep. Gregg Harper’s U.S. House District 3 seat when he steps away from Congress in January will be a Capitol Hill newcomer.

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  • Palazzo wins GOP nomination for U.S. House District 4

    Palazzo wins GOP nomination for U.S. House District 4

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:48 PM EDT2018-06-06 03:48:20 GMT
    Congressman Steven Palazzo (R- MS) Source: WDAMCongressman Steven Palazzo (R- MS) Source: WDAM

    Rep. Steven Palazzo came out victorious in Tuesday’s primary election for the GOP nomination for U.S. House District 4, according to The Associated Press.

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    Rep. Steven Palazzo came out victorious in Tuesday’s primary election for the GOP nomination for U.S. House District 4, according to The Associated Press.

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  • Wicker wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate; Democrats headed to runoff

    Wicker wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate; Democrats headed to runoff

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-06-06 02:49:03 GMT
    Sen. Roger Wicker speaks with Chad Newell, president of the Area Development Partnership in Purvis Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.Sen. Roger Wicker speaks with Chad Newell, president of the Area Development Partnership in Purvis Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Sen. Roger Wicker, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump months ago, won Tuesday’s Republican primary election against business owner Richard Boyanton.

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    Sen. Roger Wicker, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump months ago, won Tuesday’s Republican primary election against business owner Richard Boyanton.

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  • MS Secretary of State provides info on upcoming primaries

    MS Secretary of State provides info on upcoming primaries

    Thursday, May 31 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-31 13:56:15 GMT
    Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. (Photo source: WDAM)Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office reminded voters of important voting information in a Wednesday news release. Polls will close at 7 p.m., and any person in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to vote.  “Thousands of Mississippi National Guardsmen and women are d...

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    Polls for the 2018 Primary Elections open Tuesday, June 5, at 7 a.m., where Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office reminded voters of important voting information in a Wednesday news release. Polls will close at 7 p.m., and any person in line at 7 p.m. is entitled to vote.  “Thousands of Mississippi National Guardsmen and women are d...

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  • MS GOP Chairman speaks in Hattiesburg

    MS GOP Chairman speaks in Hattiesburg

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-05-15 21:23:41 GMT
    Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday.

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    Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith spoke before a crowd at the monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties on Tuesday.

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  • President of Forrest-Lamar GOP Women says Hyde-Smith "wise choice" to replace Cochran

    President of Forrest-Lamar GOP Women says Hyde-Smith "wise choice" to replace Cochran

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-03-22 00:18:43 GMT
    Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to Forrest-Lamar Republican Women in July, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to Forrest-Lamar Republican Women in July, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to Forrest-Lamar Republican Women in July, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to Forrest-Lamar Republican Women in July, 2017. Photo credit WDAM.

    The president of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women, Sue Bush, is reacting to the selection of Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce to replace retiring U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

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    The president of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women, Sue Bush, is reacting to the selection of Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce to replace retiring U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

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  • Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to U.S. Senate

    Gov. Bryant appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to U.S. Senate

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-03-21 20:28:14 GMT
    Cindy Hyde-Smith (Photo source: WDAM)Cindy Hyde-Smith (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made history Wednesday when he appointed State Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the senate seat that will soon be vacated by Thad Cochran.

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    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant made history Wednesday when he appointed State Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the senate seat that will soon be vacated by Thad Cochran.

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  • Gulf Coast state representative kicks off congressional campaign in Hattiesburg

    Gulf Coast state representative kicks off congressional campaign in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, March 17 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-03-17 22:36:26 GMT
    Jeramey Anderson, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District, held a campaign kickoff rally in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Jeramey Anderson, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District, held a campaign kickoff rally in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Jeramey Anderson, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District, held a campaign kickoff rally in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.Jeramey Anderson, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District, held a campaign kickoff rally in Hattiesburg Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    The Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District officially kicked off his campaign in Hattiesburg Saturday morning.  State representative Jeramey Anderson of Moss point hosted a rally downtown at the Historic Train Depot. "Onward" is his campaign theme. "No more of doing the old ways, no more of thinking this regressive thought," said Anderson. "We're moving onward towards a new Mississippi, towards a new, innovative and progressive ...

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    The Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District officially kicked off his campaign in Hattiesburg Saturday morning.  State representative Jeramey Anderson of Moss point hosted a rally downtown at the Historic Train Depot. "Onward" is his campaign theme. "No more of doing the old ways, no more of thinking this regressive thought," said Anderson. "We're moving onward towards a new Mississippi, towards a new, innovative and progressive ...

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  • Deadline passes to register to vote in primary election

    Deadline passes to register to vote in primary election

    Saturday, February 6 2016 3:34 PM EST2016-02-06 20:34:39 GMT
    Saturday, February 6 2016 7:41 PM EST2016-02-07 00:41:06 GMT
    Voters can still register for the general election. Unregistered voters have up until 30 days before election night to register. (Photo source: WLOX News)Voters can still register for the general election. Unregistered voters have up until 30 days before election night to register. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    With many candidates neck and neck in the polls, the outcome of the upcoming presidential election is hard to predict.

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    With many candidates neck and neck in the polls, the outcome of the upcoming presidential election is hard to predict. 

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  • U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to resign

    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to resign

    Monday, March 5 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-03-05 23:04:22 GMT

    After serving in the United States Senate for nearly four decades, Sen. Thad Cochran is stepping down, citing health concerns.

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    After serving in the United States Senate for nearly four decades, Sen. Thad Cochran is stepping down, citing health concerns.

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  • What you need to know ahead of the Mississippi primary

    What you need to know ahead of the Mississippi primary

    Monday, March 7 2016 12:21 PM EST2016-03-07 17:21:14 GMT
    Monday, March 5 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-03-05 17:17:02 GMT
    Officials are ready for the MS primary. Photo source WDAM.Officials are ready for the MS primary. Photo source WDAM.
    Officials are ready for the MS primary. Photo source WDAM.Officials are ready for the MS primary. Photo source WDAM.

    The Mississippi primary is set for tomorrow and voters are getting ready to support their favorite candidates. 

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    The Mississippi primary is set for tomorrow and voters are getting ready to support their favorite candidates. 

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  • Gov. Bryant endorses Wicker for Senate reelection

    Gov. Bryant endorses Wicker for Senate reelection

    Thursday, March 1 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-03-01 22:15:11 GMT
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Photo source: Twitter/@PhilBryantMS)Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Photo source: Twitter/@PhilBryantMS)
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Photo source: Twitter/@PhilBryantMS)Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Photo source: Twitter/@PhilBryantMS)

    U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker received another major endorsement Thursday.

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    U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker received another major endorsement Thursday.

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  • MS Sen. Chris McDaniel announces U.S. Senate run

    MS Sen. Chris McDaniel announces U.S. Senate run

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-02-28 22:54:49 GMT
    Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel has announced he will challenge U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in this summer's GOP primary. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel has announced he will challenge U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in this summer's GOP primary. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel has announced he will challenge U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in this summer's GOP primary.

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    Mississippi Sen. Chris McDaniel has announced he will challenge U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker in this summer's GOP primary.

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