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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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02/12/2019
Strictly speaking, children go to school to increase their academic knowledge, but at times a school district will look beyond this goal to address other needs in a child’s life. Lincoln Parish...
02/12/2019
After holding a personnel committee meeting Monday to review applications for the parish treasurer and assistant parish administrator positions, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will take action...
02/12/2019
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last...
02/12/2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage. Childish Gambino’s disturbing look at race relations, “...
02/12/2019
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator...
02/12/2019
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before an ex-student opened fire on his former classmates in Parkland, Florida, many school districts conducted regular shooting drills — exercises that sometimes included...
02/09/2019
GRAMBLING — It turns out Grambling Mayor Edward Jones had to make the call after all. And now the city has an official mayor pro tempore. During last month’s City Council meeting, a vote to select a...
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02/09/2019
In addition to events in Grambling on Wednesday and Thursday, the late coach Eddie G. Robinson will also be honored on Feb. 18 in Atlanta. The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will honor...
02/09/2019
Going down. That’s what’s happening to the sales tax revenue coming to the Lincoln Parish School Board. And if the pattern continues, the school system could find itself deeper in the red this budget...
02/09/2019
It’s OK for the public to ask questions again during Ruston Board of Aldermen meetings. Mayor Ronny Walker has reversed a decision he announced during the Feb. 4 meeting that would have limited...