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Mississippi must move quickly on a court-ordered redistricting, say voting rights attorneys

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-15 07:12:45

SUMMARY: A federal court has ordered Mississippi to redraw certain legislative districts to enhance Black representation and hold special elections by November 5, coinciding with the general election. rights advocates stress the urgency to avoid administrative burdens and low voter turnout. However, claim meeting the deadline is impractical due to time constraints. The redistricting mandates adjustments without adding new districts, specifically targeting in DeSoto County, Hattiesburg, and northeastern Mississippi. Current districts favor in white-majority areas and Democrats in Black-majority areas, with similar redistricting lawsuits nationwide after the 2020 census.

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James Sikking, star of ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘Doogie Howser, MD,’ dies at 90

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-15 07:05:46

SUMMARY: “Hill Street Blues” debuted during a Hollywood dual strike, initially struggling with low ratings. NBC retained the show due to its strong “demographic.” A notable 1983 episode a suicide cliffhanger, drawing comparisons to “Dallas.” James Sikking, who received an Emmy nomination in 1984, praised the show's unique format and dedicated team. He also appeared as Captain Styles in “Star Trek III” and starred in “Dougie Howser, M.D.” with Steven Bochco. Near retirement, Sikking had guest roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Closer,” and participated in . Reflecting on acting, he valued the period of obscurity and considered it a “license to self-investigation.”

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Meyers family welcomes quintuplets at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-14 14:00:23

SUMMARY: Ashley and Tyler Meyers of Laurel, Mississippi, celebrated the birth of quintuplets—two and three girls—on July 5 at the . Born at 27 weeks, the babies were delivered via caesarian section and are currently in neonatal intensive care. The delivery was managed by a team of approximately 30 specialists. Ashley, a phlebotomist, and Tyler, a mechanic, were surprised by the pregnancy after moving into a new home. Dr. Rachael Morris noted the rarity of spontaneous quintuplets, around one in 60 million, and praised the ' strength during the pregnancy. The looks forward to introducing the quintuplets to their older daughters, Paisleigh and Westlynn.

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