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Politics & Government

Clinton: America faces ‘moment of reckoning’

Accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, she tried to do what her husband did for her in his own address Tuesday night – humanize herself by telling personal stories and showing glimmers of her personality. She shared an often-not seen personal side, talking about her late mother, her daughter and grandchildren. And she rallied the crowd with details from her broad policy portfolio.

Politics & Government

North Carolina lawmakers tiptoe around NATO concerns

NATO will soon play a crucial role in stamping out the overseas threat posed by the Islamic State. North Carolina lawmakers have been cautious not to rail against an anti-alliance message by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while highlighting the importance and value of the multinational relationship. Maintaining a careful balance between public support and quiet opposition has become an art form in the 2016 presidential election.

Politics & Government

In a purple state, will Clinton’s coattails help or hurt candidates?

Down-ballot Democrats in North Carolina, like gubernatorial hopeful Roy Cooper and U.S. Senate challenger Deborah Ross, could benefit from Hillary Clinton’s sizable presidential campaign investments in one of the South’s most important swing states. Clinton has launched a much larger field operation and voter turnout campaign in N.C. than Donald Trump has, and supporters say she’s positioned to help statewide Democrats on the ballot in November.

National

Why do so many Washington state teens kill themselves?

An average of two kids kill themselves every week in Washington state. Officials are creating plans to prevent more suicides, but Washington state remains ranked among the highest in depressed teens in the nation, where 1 of every 9 adolescents aged 12 to 17 report a major depressive episode.

Crime

Nurse, husband convicted on illegal pill charges

A nurse from Vancleave and her husband have been found guilty on charges involving prescriptions the woman wrote under a Biloxi doctor’s signature. Sherrie Box Bennett also was accused of embezzling about $54,636. Her husband, Jerry Dean Bennett, also stood trial on related drug charges.

Politics & Government

Clinton charges out of convention, into battle with Trump

The Democratic presidential nominee – who joked that she stayed up late after the Democratic National Convention and was running on a caffeine infusion – used a rally here to open the general election, taking direct aim at Republican rival Donald Trump’s appeal to working-class voters and his promise to bring jobs back to communities still struggling to recover from the economic downturn.

Crime

Tulsa drug courier gets prison in 12-kilo delivery of crystal meth

A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man has received the maximum prison term for interstate travel involving 12 kilos of crystal meth brought to Gulfport. Christian Manuel Garcia is one of two men who drove to Gulfport to deliver the meth. The other driver, Refugio Garcia De Lira, and Nancy Lizbeth Ramirez, who rode with De Lira, have pleaded guilty to related charges.

Videos

Mississippi Rainbow Center holds vigil for Dee Whigham

Memory of slain transgender woman honored at Biloxi ceremony.
TIM ISBELL SUN HERALD
Mississippi Rainbow Center holds vigil for Dee Whigham 1:42

Mississippi Rainbow Center holds vigil for Dee Whigham

Gulfport Police public information officer apprehends robbery suspect 1:13

Gulfport Police public information officer apprehends robbery suspect

Suspect posts rap video critical of police 3:26

Suspect posts rap video critical of police

Police investigating armed robbery at Gulfport bank 0:15

Police investigating armed robbery at Gulfport bank