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  • Jackson Miss. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dies at 66

    (Updated 2/25/2014) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah), a prominent attorney and former human rights activist who persuaded local voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and infrastructure in Mississippi's capital city, died ...

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  • Charges Dropped Against Man in Ricin Letters Case

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others, while authorities searched at another man's home in connection with the case. The surprising move was announced in a brief ...

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