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Mississippi Power ready to respond ahead of spring severe weather on Wednesday

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-09 16:58:50

SUMMARY: is ready to respond to severe weather with over 200 additional resources on standby. The company advises customers to stay weather-aware and prepared for heavy rain, damaging winds, and possible tornados. Tips include keeping electronics charged, securing outdoor objects, and seeking shelter in a safe interior room. Mississippi Power, operating for 99 years, serves nearly 191,000 customers in 23 counties. The company has received for its emergency response and efforts to build a diverse workforce. With approved solar energy capacity, Mississippi Power is a key provider of renewable energy in the . Customers can stay updated through social channels and the company's outage map.

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NASA Employs Innovative Approach for Key Test Infrastructure Upgrade

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-05-25 14:00:17

SUMMARY: NASA's Center in Mississippi is upgrading a critical system essential for large propulsion testing. Crews are installing new steel liners within existing 1960s-era pipelines to ensure the flow of approximately 3 million of water during RS-25 engine tests. The innovative method involves cutting the top half of the old pipe, inserting new sections, and welding them to form a continuous pipeline. This last phase targets the Fred Haise Test Stand, with completion by summer's end. The effort involves NASA, Syncom Space Services, Healtheon, Inc., and National Welding Corp., emphasizing teamwork for .

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Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-24 18:49:06

SUMMARY: Gov. Jeff Landry signed legislation classifying -inducing mifepristone and misoprostol as controlled substances, effective October 1. The bill, designed to prevent coerced abortions, requires to have specific licenses and for the drugs to be stored in certain facilities. While supporters argue it protects expectant mothers, opponents, over 200 physicians, warn it could limit critical reproductive uses, like treating miscarriages, inducing labor, and stopping hemorrhaging. Critics also fear delays in obtaining the drugs could worsen health outcomes. The move aligns with ongoing national efforts to restrict access to mifepristone.

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NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-24 09:12:45

SUMMARY: The NCAA and the five largest conferences will pay nearly $2.8 to settle antitrust claims, heralding a revenue-sharing model that directs millions to athletes starting in 2025. This marks the end of the NCAA's amateurism model, with schools potentially offering six-figure payments alongside NIL deals. The settlement requires court approval and the agreement spans over ten years, benefiting over 14,000 athletes. It's seen as a pivotal move in aligning college with professional standards. Future issues include Title IX compliance, institutional NIL management, and the potential for more lawsuits. Federal legislation may be needed to stabilize these changes.

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