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Food Network Star Nick Wallace Talks Cooking Competitions and Giving Back on MFP Live 

Jackson Chef and Food Network Star Nick Wallace hopes to further expand the scope of his community involvement through culinary mentorship and education programs. To learn more about Wallace and what’s next, tune in to MFP Live on the MFP Facebook page or YouTube channel on Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. CDT. You may even learn why the other Top Chef “cheftestants” gave him the nickname “the Baker.”

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Mississippi’s New Equal Pay Act Is Not Equal At All

This spring, in an alleged attempt to ensure women are paid fairly, the Mississippi Legislature passed the so-called Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act—a law that is more likely to harm than help women and their pocketbooks. This new “Equal Pay Act” went into effect on July 1, and the content of the law is a disgrace to its name. 

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Roe Overturned: What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Abortion Decision

After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has far-reaching consequences. Nicole Huberfeld and Linda C. McClain, health law and constitutional law experts at Boston University, explains what just happened, and what happens next.

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Supreme Court Continues Expanding Taxpayer Support for Religious Schools, Students

“Carson v. Makin represents a chance for more parents to give their children an education in line with their religious beliefs,” Charles J. Russo writes. “Opponents fear that cases such as Carson could establish a precedent of requiring taxpayer dollars to fund religious teachings. Based on its most recent judgments, many legal analysts maintain that the current court is increasingly sympathetic to claims that religious liberties are being threatened but, in so doing, is creating too close of a relationship between religion and government.”

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5 Things About The Fed’s Biggest Interest Rate Increase Since 1994 And How It Affects You

The Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by 0.75 percentage point on June 15, 2022, the third hike this year and the largest since 1994. The move is aimed at countering the fastest pace of inflation in over 40 years. What does this all mean? Finance scholar Brian Blank explains what the Fed is trying to do, whether it can succeed and what it means for you.

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