US AND ALLIES STRIKE ISIS TARGETS ACROSS SYRIA

Islamic State Targets Hit By Aircraft, Tomahawk Missiles


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US, coalition partners strike in Syria with aircraft, Tomahawk missiles

WASHINGTON — U.S. aircraft and “partner nation forces” struck Islamic State targets inside Syria early Tuesday in the first strikes in that country since President Barack Obama said he would expand the U.S. campaign against the Islamist militant group Sept. 10. Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby provided few details of the strikes, saying that…

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Candidates for Georgia governor spar over jobless rate

ATLANTA (AP) – An uptick in Georgia’s unemployment rate overtook education as the top issue in the governor’s race Thursday, as Democratic candidate Jason Carter seized on the opportunity to blame Gov. Nathan Deal while the Republican incumbent questioned the federal statistics used to develop the number. Georgia’s Department of Labor reported the employment rate had…

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Lesbian couple threatened with rape over pro-LGBT ministry

A lesbian couple behind a pro-LGBT ministry received a threatening phone call Saturday after a documentary featuring them aired earlier this month. Brandiilyne Dear and Susan Magnum, who founded The Dandelion Project out of Laurel, Mississippi, said the man called through their Google phone number. In the call, which they…

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Alabama Congressman warns of “war on whites”

Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama warned Monday that national Democrats and President Obama are waging a “war on whites.” Brooks made the comments while discussing the United States’ immigration crisis. Ingraham played a clip of Ron Forunier of the National Review on Fox News Sunday saying the Republican Party would…

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Conservative View: “Our Give a Damn Really is Busted”

For most of the summer, the conventional wisdom had been that the Republicans would take over the U.S. Senate. Not so fast. A series of recent polls have shown something just the opposite. A number of polling organizations are giving the Democrats a slight edge in their chances to keep control of the Senate. Polls are…

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Pause and Reflect: Prayer in Perspective

The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers.   People love to pray. Even more so, a lot of people love to tell everyone how much they are praying. As humorous as announcing one’s prayer habit is in regards to the contradictory nature of the rules of the religion…

The NFL is an Unethical Organization (but I’m still watching)

The NFL has proven time and again that it is an unethical organization. The Ray Rice debacle is further proof of the power of the Information Age. It’s difficult to get away with anything illegal. Everything is on video, text, email, social media, and a plethora of other options…everything. It’s amazing…

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Oversimplifying Ferguson: The Problem is Bigger Than the Police

How Poor Black Men Perceive Law Enforcement is Framed By More Than Police Encounters: Broader Perceptions of The Justice System Held By Those It Has Failed Much of the discussion surrounding Michael Brown being fatally shot by a police officer and the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri has concerned perception…

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Why Welfare Resentment Laws Will Only Expand Welfare

Mississippi’s law requiring drug testing for welfare could have the paradoxical effect of raising the state’s welfare costs. Mississippi’s welfare drug-testing law unfortunately went into effect August 1. All too often I come across a meme on my Facebook newsfeed reading something along the lines of, “Shouldn’t you have to pass a…

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Rosco Bandana: Time to Begin, Again

Growing has its pains, and Rosco Bandana is experiencing them. The band, that hails from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, won the first Hard Rock Rising contest, and was given a record contract two years ago. Since then, they have been touring the country and have shown no signs of…

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From debt to Diagon Alley

A Deep South Daily Prophet Exclusive Unlike Harry Potter, Matt Kelly couldn’t open doors with the wave of a wand. He had to earn a spot on the Universal Creative team that brought Universal Studios’ newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – to life. Kelly’s journey…

19 of Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes

The bird is no longer caged. Writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Throughout her life, Angelou inspired millions with her poetry, wisdom, and courage. She broke barriers – not only for African Americans – but for women as well, proudly proclaiming: “Phenomenal woman,…

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‘Gravesend’ by William Boyle

A DEEP SOUTH SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW Genre fiction has largely lost its luster. Novels written in specific genres are usually formulaic, consisting of ideas that have been used over and over. However, every now and then, you come across a novel that breathes new life into a specific genre. William Boyle…

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Why We Shouldn’t Entrust Our Memories to Social Media

The desolation of MySpace demonstrates that we can’t count on social media to preserve our personal records – our photographs, our letters, our lives. The exploration of abandoned locations has become a pretty popular topic over the last few years. There just seems something poetic about seeing a location that…

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Rosco Bandana: Time to Begin, Again

Growing has its pains, and Rosco Bandana is experiencing them. The band, that hails from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, won the first Hard Rock Rising contest, and was given a record contract two years ago. Since then, they have been touring the country and have shown no signs of…