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  • Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation

    Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation
    PEARL, Miss. -- Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver SUV. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has...
  • Louisiana And Mississippi Have Economic Competition

    Louisiana And Mississippi Have Economic Competition
    In the view of many economists, the national economy is headed for a more upbeat performance in 2011, albeit jobs are expected to grow at a slow rate and unemployment is likely to remain at uncomfortably high levels. Into this scenario step Louisiana and...
  • Buddy Roemer Eyes Presidential Run

    Buddy Roemer Eyes Presidential Run
    Louisiana could have a presidential candidate in the 2012 race, and it's not Governor Bobby Jindal. Former U.S. Representative and Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer may be throwing his hat into the ring. Roemer says that he will decide by the end of the...
  • Mississippi Gov. pardons convicted killers

    Mississippi Gov. pardons convicted killers
    Governor Haley Barbour, of Mississippi, is spending his last days in office handing out a few favors. It's the people he’s chosen to help that are causing him a problem. Barbour pardoned 199 prisoners before leaving office. Four of whom were...
  • Mississippi governor's pardoning of 199 prisoners sparks outrage

    Mississippi governor's pardoning of 199 prisoners sparks outrage
    A Mississippi judge Wednesday night issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners pardoned by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour, whose actions have created a firestorm of criticism. On his way out the door, Barbour approved full...
  • Mississippi governor pardons four convicted murderers

    Mississippi governor pardons four convicted murderers
    North Korea’s L’il Kim Jong-Un and Mississippi’s Haley Barbour have more than chubby cheeks in common. Both men want to curry favor among their people by giving convicted criminals 'Get Out Of Jail Free' cards. Kim hopes the unknown...
  • A book too embarrassing to read

    A book too embarrassing to read
    A story for Black History Month. Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge...
  • O'Malley expected to free Baltimore inmate convicted of murder

    Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to commute the sentence of a Baltimore man serving a life sentence for murder, using that power for the first time during his tenure. Mark Farley Grant's attorney Renee M. Hutchins confirmed Thursday that she had been...
  • O'Malley grants clemency to two serving life sentences

    Since his arrest as a young teenager 29 years ago, Mark Farley Grant has never wavered: He did not kill Michael Gough that winter night in West Baltimore. On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order commuting the sentence of Grant and a...
  • Democratic Strategist Apologizes for Comment About Ann Romney

    Democratic Strategist Apologizes for Comment About Ann Romney
    Washington -- A Democratic strategist apologized Thursday for a comment questioning Ann Romney's qualifications to advise her husband on women's economic issues, while the Romney campaign sought to exploit the controversy to help fix a gender gap...
  • Mississippi voters reject controversial 'personhood' measure

    Mississippi voters reject controversial 'personhood' measure
    A controversial Mississippi ballot measure that would have defined human life as beginning at fertilization was defeated Tuesday. The so-called "personhood" initiative initially was seen as another test of abortion rights, one that supporters hoped might...