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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting. The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for approval Thursday. Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey says it's up to the three commissioners to decide whether to vote on the measure Thursday and whether to make changes. If approved, they would take effect in 30 days.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A judge is ordering a Mississippi woman held on $50,000 bail after she was charged with second-degree murder in the hot car death of her infant son. News outlets report Jackson County Youth Court Judge Sharon Sigalas set bail Wednesday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says 28-year-old Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich left her 10-month-old son Kash in a car outside her home for an unknown amount of time on June 14.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Members of the Mobile City Council are asking Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to approve funding to help restart passenger train service between New Orleans and the port city. WALA-TV reports members sent Ivey a letter Wednesday saying renewed Amtrak service would help increase tourism and economic development. The governor's office didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi face a Thursday deadline for committing to funding that would help restart service.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The United States' largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border. The Rev. Jerry Young, who is president of the National Baptist Convention USA, criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' use of scripture to justify the policy, saying Wednesday that it was out of context. Up to 16,000 delegates are attending the 113th annual meeting, which runs through Friday.

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