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Rapper Pooh Shiesty pleads guilty to federal gun charge

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Pooh Shiesty has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in Florida and avoided a possible life sentence. Lontrell Williams Jr.
Mississippi legislators begin session, face marijuana debate

Mississippi legislators begin session, face marijuana debate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators began their three-month session Tuesday, and the mother of a man with chronic medical problems implored them to create a medical marijuana program, despite objections from Gov. Tate Reeves.
Rockets suspend leading scorer Wood, Porter for bad behavior

Rockets suspend leading scorer Wood, Porter for bad behavior

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Houston Rockets suspended guard Kevin Porter Jr. and forward Christian Wood for Monday’s game against Philadelphia for conduct detrimental to the team. Wood is Houston’s leading scorer at 16.8 points.

Rhode Island's new legislative session set to begin

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers plan to spend $119 million of Rhode Island's federal pandemic relief money when they return to the State House on Tuesday. Rhode Island got more than $1.

New Hampshire lawmakers to take up 6 vetoed bills

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers will try this week to resurrect six bills vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu, but their chances of success appear slim based on their past votes. Overturning a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both bodies.

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald. Jan. 2, 2022. Editorial: Oh, 2022, what terrors and joys do you bring? As we pack away 2021 in the same Pandora’s box where we tried to stash 2020, The World-Herald editorial board decided to peer cautiously forward.
Analysis: Mississippi legislators face full agenda in 2022

Analysis: Mississippi legislators face full agenda in 2022

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators begin their three-month session on Tuesday with a clear idea of several issues that will come up for debate. One of the first orders of business will be adopting a plan to redraw the state's four U.S.
New laws take effect across US on abortion, policing, taxes

New laws take effect across US on abortion, policing, taxes

Minimum wage increases, animal protections, police accountability, cutting and increasing taxes are all part of a series of new laws taking effect across the country on Saturday, the first day of 2022.

Higher health insurance surtax among New Mexico's new laws

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the arrival of the new year, new laws are taking effect in New Mexico that aim to bolster access to health insurance and eliminate many court fines against juveniles that are viewed as counterproductive.

Year in review: A look at news events in August 2021

A look at news events in August 2021: 1 - Toronto's Penny Oleksiak earned a seventh career medal to make her Canada's most decorated Olympian of all time.