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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more federal dollars for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, relying on a broad interpretation of his powers that was certain to trigger stiff legal challenges. Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought, Trump said he will use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move drew immediate bipartisan criticism on Capitol...

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02/15/2019
Three months after first publicly considering the idea, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will soon begin to tighten security at the front entrance of the courthouse. An intergovernmental agreement with...
02/15/2019
An article on the front page of Wednesday’s Ruston Daily Leader titled “LPPJ committee hears employee grievance” stated the Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s employee grievance procedure indicates “the...
02/15/2019
DALLAS — Argent Financial Group announced recently that Michael S. Nutter has joined the company as senior vice president and wealth advisor. He will be based in the Argent Trust Company office in...
02/15/2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation’s 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of...
02/15/2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and others objected...
02/15/2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires...
02/15/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign Congress’ border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over...
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02/14/2019
There’s a white fiberglass bulldog on the loose in Ruston that needs an artist to give him a special look. Actually, Bulldog No. 11, aka “The Bonus Bulldog,” is safely in the care of city officials....
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02/14/2019
Channing Kirkland, front left, and Eddie Robinson IV, front right, placed a wreath Wednesday morning at the gravesite of their grandparents— Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson and his wife...
02/14/2019
A month after declining to elect Holly Lowry as parish treasurer in favor of publicly advertising the position, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury agreed Tuesday to hire Lowry, who was the only one to...