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

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Chris McDaniel's lawyers are demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit seeking to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. But some clerks say the request will require a lot of time and expense, noting certified runoff results show Cochran beat McDaniel June 24.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Attorneys for a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections are attacking the prosecution evidence. Under defense questioning, an investigator testified Wednesday that experts have not matched the silicone seized from defendant Tracey Lynn Garner's house with silicon inject into the body of Karima Gordon.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Navy will commission a next-generation combat ship in Gulfport next July. The USS Jackson was christened in March at Mobile Bay and is expected to be delivered to the Navy next year after trials are complete on the combat ship designed to operate in shallow water.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport will have some breathing room with the budget for the coming year. For the first time since 2009, Council President Rusty Walker says the city will not have to cut its budget to meet expenses. Revenue is expected to be up by about 2 percent with no tax increase proposed.

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