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As Dems debate busing, southern schools slowly desegregate

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As Democratic presidential candidates debate the federal government's role racially integrating public schools, federal intervention and court-ordered desegregation live on in one Mississippi Delta town.

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LIVE: House oversight committee hearings on overcrowding at Border Patrol facilities

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After an inspector general report found “dangerous overcrowding” at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants.

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MDE Grant Brings Universities and School Districts Together

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A new grant partners the Mississippi Department of Education with universities and school districts to provide special education teachers. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports on the grant’s impacts throughout the state.

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Hughes, Hosemann Looking Toward November in Lt. Gov. Race

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Candidates for Lieutenant Governor in Mississippi are already setting their sights on the November general election. MPB's Ezra Wall reports.

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

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Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana Thursday and evacuations were ordered ahead of a deluge that could test flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

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Mississippi Edition: Thursday, July 11

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A tropical cyclone is building strength in the Gulf of Mexico - we get a status update and details on storm preparations from Hancock County's emergency management director. Also, a new poll suggests public education is the top priority for many state voters. And we have a Book Club interview with author Chanelle Benz.

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All escaped inmates now in custody

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Two inmates who escaped from the Rankin County Correctional Facility were captured today. A third escapee, from Parchman Penitentiary, was recaptured previously.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, July 10

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Legal groups blast lawmakers for prison conditions, for inmates and guards alike, after prison breaks from two state facilities. Also, industrial hemp is subject to an intense debate; there are health, money and public safety factors in play. We hear two very different opinions on the matter. Those stories and your Southern Remedy Health Minute.

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Task Force Discusses Possibility of Hemp Cultivation

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Experts in Mississippi are discussing the possibility of growing hemp and the impact it could have on the state. The Hemp Cultivation Task Force held its first meeting this week at the State Capitol.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, July 9

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State environmental officials say the algae bloom in the Mississippi Sound is the worst in recent memory. But tourism boosters say the Gulf Coast remains open for business. Also, the manhunt continues for two escapees from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. And a task force begins talks on whether Mississippi should allow industrial hemp cultivation.

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