Mississippi GOP rebuffs challenge

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in a GOP runoff, saying McDaniel would do better taking his case to court.

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Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of  Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Earlier in the day, a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at the military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding others, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.

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