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Auditor: Take back $3.4M in FEMA grants to church school

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Auditors say the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back nearly all of $3.5 million in grants given to a church-run school in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, though a school official says it never got that much.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, September 29th

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Congress passes a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. Then, promoting racial healing in troubled times. Later, turning community health center visits into Medicaid savings. And, the generational memory of lynching in our Book Club.

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Congressional Delegation Votes for Short Term Budget

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Despite clashes over a temporary government spending plan in the U.S. Senate, members of Mississippi's Congressional delegation approve budget. MPB's Desare Frazier reports.

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Road/Bridge Repair is Top of Mind for Some Lawmakers

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Some Mississippi lawmakers say the legislature needs to take a closer look at fixing the state’s roads and bridges.

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Once-secret documents show Hinds DA in wide-ranging fight

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Documents unsealed this week in cases involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith show a man fighting multiple agencies in the months before his indictment.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, September 28th

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A new study of census data shows Mississippi is the only state where child poverty has increased. Then, more transparency could be on its way for Mississippi's campaign finance system. Later, a Health Minute with Dr. Rick Deshazo on diet pills. And, continuing our profile of all 15 Mississippi community colleges. Today, Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

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New Campaign Finance Filing System Revealed

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Mississippi’s top elections official is touting a new online financial reporting system as a way to keep political candidates accountable.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, September 27th

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An audio postcard from Mississippi as residents react to the presidential debate. Then, two experts from both sides of the political aisle analyze how the candidates did. And, a StoryCorps conversation from Mississippi on finding the strength to leave.

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Political Science Students Learn Watching Trump and Clinton Debate

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The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is providing a valuable lesson for political science students at Mississippi College.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, September 26th

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Tonight's presidential debate is one of the most anticipated in decades. We'll have a preview. Then, first responders in Mississippi get new training that could save lives. Later, a visit from the experts of Everyday Tech on iDevices. And, is your child safe in the car seat he or she is riding in?

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