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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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02/14/2019
It was during a class trip to Washington, D.C., in 2015 that Cedar Creek School student Kate Walker and her family fully realized something was wrong. After failing to keep up with her friends,...
02/14/2019
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on...
02/13/2019
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury personnel committee considered an employee grievance in executive session that lasted almost two hours Monday. While matters discussed in executive session are not made...
02/13/2019
A pair of observant Louisiana Tech University students is being credited with helping area law enforcement agencies catch a Mobile, Alabama, man who’s now charged with theft of a motor vehicle....
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02/13/2019
Friends and coworkers are remembering local radio personality Bob Day as dependable, tireless and compassionate. Day, 77, whose given name was Bobby Glynn Tucker, died Monday at his home in Ruston....
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02/13/2019
Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of articles the Ruston Daily Leader is running in conjunction with today’s 100th birthday celebration remembering the late and legendary Grambling...
02/13/2019
Ruston police say details remain sketchy on a Friday night shooting that left one person injured. The incident apparently happened shortly before 7 p.m. Friday at Campus Evolution Villages, located...
02/13/2019
The United States expects domestic oil production to reach new heights this year and next, and that prices — for both crude and gasoline — will be lower than they were in 2018. Government forecasters...
02/12/2019
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Grambling State University President Rick Gallot and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Don Pierson came together at GSU’s Eddie G. Robinson Museum to sign a...
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02/12/2019
LAFAYETTE — Slain Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s K-9 officer Sgt. Boco has been named the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Pet of the Year. The award was given Saturday during the LVMA’s winter...