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FILE - Mississippi Senate Medicaid Committee Chairman Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, asks a question of Dr. Anita Henderson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, during a hearing, Dec. 1, 2022, at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi state senators passed a bill on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, that would let mothers keep Medicaid coverage for a year after giving birth, up from the current two months. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

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Defense attorneys for actor Alec Baldwin are seeking to disqualify the special prosecutor in the case against him stemming from the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. In a motion filed Tuesday in Santa Fe-based district court, Baldwin’s legal team argued Andrea Reeb’s position as a state lawmaker prohibits her under state law from holding any authority in a judicial capacity. Reeb, a Republican, was elected to the state House of Representatives in November. Prosecutors dismissed the motion as Baldwin's attorneys creating a distraction. Baldwin and the film-set weapons supervisor have both been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of Halyna Hutchins. Read moreAlec Baldwin wants prosecutor in on-set death case dropped

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FILE - Mississippi Senate Medicaid Committee Chairman Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, asks a question of Dr. Anita Henderson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, during a hearing, Dec. 1, 2022, at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi state senators passed a bill on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, that would let mothers keep Medicaid coverage for a year after giving birth, up from the current two months. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) Read morePostpartum Extension