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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who authorities say shot his girlfriend and her mother has been arrested. A Mississippi man who authorities say shot his girlfriend and her mother has been arrested.

D'IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say four people have been charged in connection with several auto burglaries that took place over a five-hour period. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a press release that there were 11 burglaries reported in D'Iberville and seven in Jackson County. The thefts occurred between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 4:00 a.m. Monday.

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc _ the 1,500 Nissan employees who were initially hired through contract labor agencies. Those workers make less than longtime Nissan employees, and UAW supporters say that's a disparity they'd like to address through contract negotiations. Nissan says it pays competitive wages, and that its reliance on contract workers isn't unusual. The union election is Aug. 3 and 4.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Thirty American teenagers are learning to speak Mandarin Chinese during an intensive summer program at the University of Mississippi. Now in its 11th year, Mississippi StarTalk is a federally funded program for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students come from 15 states. Those completing the program receive academic credit for high school or college.

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