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A Jackson mother claims a Wingfield high school soccer coach had inappropriate contact with her 14-year-old daughter who plays soccer. She says she became concerned after seeing some of the texts the coachMore >>
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An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate.More >>
An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate. Johnson discovered the posts last week, and she says what she read would make parents cringe.More >>
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Margaritaville's employees and the casinos supplier have known for some time the closure was a likely possibility, but still, they say, that doesn't make the reality of it any less difficult.More >>
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:19:28 GMT
This is a news release from the Mississippi Department of Justice Local contractor Mike Miller, 48, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty on September 15, 2014, to a kickback scheme which defrauded the U.S. DepartmentMore >>
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WASHINGTON, DC (POOL/CNN) – A summit with leaders from across Africa wrapped up in Washington, DC with pledges to provide more aid and investments to the continent.
"We're launching a new African peacekeeping rapid response partnership with the goal of quickly deploying African peacekeepers in support of UN or AU missions,” Obama said. “And, we'll join with six countries that, in recent years, have demonstrated a track record as peacekeepers - Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. And, we're going to invite countries beyond Africa to join us in supporting this effort because the entire world has a state in the success of peacekeeping in Africa."
President Barack Obama announced the results of the three-day summit after meeting with African leaders.
"Combined with the investments we announced yesterday and the commitments made today at the symposium hosted by our spouses, this summit has helped to mobilize some $37 billion for Africa's progress on top of obviously the substantial efforts that have been made in the past," Obama said.
President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa leaders’ summit comes as West Africa deals with a deadly Ebola outbreak.
"We're focusing on the public health approach right now because we know how to do that. But I will continue to seek information about what we're learning with respect to these drugs going forward," Obama said.
The president said the U.S. is working with other nations and the World Health Organization to send more healthcare workers to that region.
"What we've done is to make sure we're surging, not just U.S. resources, but we've reached out to European partners and partners from other countries, working with the WHO,” Obama said. “Let's get all the health workers we need on the ground, let's help to bolster the systems they already have in place, let's nip as early as possible any additional outbreaks of the disease. And then, in the course of that process I think it's entirely appropriate for us to see if there are additional drugs or medical treatments that can improve the survivability of what is a very deadly and obviously brutal disease."
The wrap-up led to Obama fielding questions on various topics. One journalist asked him about the experimental Ebola serum Z-Mapp.
"I think we've got to let the science guide us. And I don't think all the information's in on whether this drug is helpful. What we do know is that the Ebola virus, both currently and in the past, is controllable if you have a strong infrastructure in place,” Obama said. “And the countries that have been infected are the first to admit that what's happened here is that their public health systems have been overwhelmed."
Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:31:11 GMT
President Barack Obama is consulting Wednesday with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants.More >>
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:07 GMT
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:53:46 GMT
The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.More >>
The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a...More >>
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