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Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies

 A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning in the garage of his two-story, brick home in a gated

Tea party leader, 2 others, trapped in courthouse

 A tea party officer and two others representing the challenger in a Senate primary became trapped in a courthouse in the middle of the night, hours after officials had gone home from counting votes, authorities said. Janis Lane, Scott Brewster and Rob Chambers were locked inside the Hinds County Courthouse more than an hour after