Public University Dumps $130,000 On One-Hour Rap Show

Education | Rob Shimshock
A public university dumped $130,000 on a 1-hour rap show, according to a records request published Thursday. (Shutterstock/Voyagerix)

One critic was a $5.3 million donor

Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall And Is Moving At Record Breaking Speed

Energy | Chris White
Motorists form long queue to get sandbags at Kissimmee, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma making landfall, in Florida

Nate’s core moved north at 20 mph … the fastest on record

Hurricane Nate Could Cause Nearly $4 Billion In Damage Along Gulf Coast

Energy | Chris White
hurricane Shutterstock/Trong Nguyen

‘Damage will be concentrated on the Gulf coast of Mississippi and Alabama’

States Prep Lawsuit That Could Devastate Big Pharma

Health | Robert Donachie
Prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

This settlement could be huge!

City Secures Vape Ban At The Expense Of Small Businesses

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
Businessman holds vaporizer and is smoking electronic cigarette. (Credit: Shutterstock/vchal)

‘Quality-of-life’

Another City Wants To Ban E-Cigarettes Despite Fact 'There's No Tobacco In Them'

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
A customer tests e-liquids for e-cigarettes during the first international fair of electronic cigarette and vapology "Vapexpo" in Bordeaux, southwestern France, March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

‘It is a new form of smoking’

SCOTUS Signals Interest In Challenge To Confederate Flag

Politics | Kevin Daley
The Mississippi flag flies next to the American flag. (YouTube screenshot/MSNBC)

Does government display of the Confederate flag violate the Constitution?

A Black Man Filed A Patent To Trademark The N Word

US | Amber Randall
Texas A&M Black Lives Matter supporters listen as white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge

‘Didn’t fall in to the wrong hands’

Cops Gun Down The Wrong Person While Serving Arrest Warrant

US | Amber Randall
The handcuffs of a suspected member of the Broadway Gangster Crips street gang (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

‘Incredibly tragic and embarrassing’

Mississippi Police Officer's Home Shot Up In Alleged 'Hate Crime'

US | Anders Hagstrom
Officer Jenkins' home (screenshot/WAPT News)

City councilman called for violence against police

Alabama Leaders Warns Unions To Stay Out Of The State

Business | Ted Goodman
Map of Alabama. (Bennian/Shutterstock.)

‘As a right-to-work state, we are putting all workers on an even playing field’

Black Student Shares Valedictorian Status With White Student, Sues School

Education | Amber Randall
Graduating Law School students cheer as they receive their degrees during the 365th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘The darkest hours’

Black Man Takes Mississippi Flag To Supreme Court

US | Aislinn Murphy
The Mississippi state flag, which features the Confederate flag, hangs as protestors gathered for a sit in, demanding its removal during a protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images)

Carlos Moore claims the state flag is ‘state-sanctioned hate speech’

Atheist Group Bullies School Over Alleged Religious Event

US | Joshua Gill
A general view of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the U.S. national holiday in his honor, in Washington, January 20, 2014. King, the civil rights leader who 50 years ago received the Nobel Peace Prize, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. He was born on January 15, 1929, and the holiday commemorating his birth was enacted in the mid 1980s. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS) - RTX17N5S

‘Compelled to pray’

Federal Court Upholds Law Allowing Refusal Of Service To LGBT Couples

US | Joshua Gill
Gay pride flag (Shutterstock/iri Flogel)

“The law is the broadest one of its kind”

Escaped Convict Accused Of Stealing Dead Baby's Identity, Charged With Social Security Fraud

US | Eric Lieberman
Young woman placing flowers on the grave of a deceased family member at cemetery. [Shutterstock - Jacob Lund]

‘Living using the deceased victim’s stolen identity’

'Unusable' Government Weed Is Derailing Medical Research Efforts

US | Steve Birr
The bud of a marijuana plant. Shutterstock/Steve Ikeguchi

‘Parts that should be discarded’