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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonald (L) and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant leave the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama  on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Bryant: ‘My Goal Is To End Abortion In Mississippi’

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers.

01/23/2014

File photo of the ingredients of ricin (Photo credit: HO-FILES/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyer: Former Ricin Suspect’s Home Is Unlivable

A Mississippi man’s house is uninhabitable after investigators searched it but failed to find evidence of the deadly poison ricin, a lawyer said Monday, arguing that the government should repair the home.

04/30/2013

File photo of the ingredients of ricin (Photo credit: HO-FILES/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearing For Miss. Man In Suspicious Letters Case

The Mississippi man charged with making and possessing ricin as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others was expected to appear in court Monday.

04/29/2013

A hazardous materials response team truck sits outside a mail sorting facility in Hyattsville, Md., on April 16, 2013. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

FBI: Miss. Man Arrested in Suspicious Letters Case

The FBI says a Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to the president and others has been arrested in the case.

04/27/2013

A hazardous materials response team truck sits outside a mail sorting facility in Hyattsville, Md., on April 16, 2013. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

GOP Rep On Ricin Letter: ‘There Are Crazy People All Over The World’

The reaction from Mississippi’s congressional delegation to a poisoned letter sent to Republican U.S. Sen Roger Wicker can be summed up in a word: “crazy.”

04/17/2013

President Barack Obama addresses troops in Afghanistan via video link as he addresses the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, honoring US service members and their families, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Mississippi Files Bill To Form Committee To Neutralize Federal Laws Under Obama

Mississippi defied the union during the Civil War and civil rights era, and at least two lawmakers think it is time to do so again.

01/25/2013

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are administered. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Report: Few States Have Bulk Of Executions

Just four states carried out more than three-fourths of the executions in the United States this year, while another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, an anti-capital punishment group reports.

12/18/2012

Control Tower At Reagan National Airport (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jackson To D.C. Intermittent Flights Now Permanent

US Airways and the federal government have announced that intermittent flights between Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., will become permanent.

07/25/2012