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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant and his attorney general must decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that's keeping the state's only abortion clinic open. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voted 2-1 Tuesday to block a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes in states including Mississippi have filed a new lawsuit against the manufacturers. It adds a new defendant - the Chinese commission that oversees 117 widespread companies including aerospace, nuclear power and electronics.

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has emphasized his conservative credentials at the Neshoba County Fair, pointing out his support for gun rights and abortion restrictions. Reeves is a Republican who is widely expected to seek a second term next year.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air and Jackson airport officials are awaiting federal approval of two direct flights a week to and from Orlando, Florida. The airline is seeking a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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