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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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02/08/2019
For Dylan Sanders, collaboration and serving others are key. A native of Kilgore, Texas, Sanders began his philanthropic career at age 15 when he began working for the American Cancer Society’s...
02/08/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5...
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02/08/2019
Whirlwind Brecken “Breck” Owens, nearly 3, crawls whenever he wants to be a puppy, is a talented mimic of sneezes, laps up “giraffe milk” (PediaSure) and loves corn dogs — if the crunchy jacket is...
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02/08/2019
Feb. 13, 2019 will mark 100 years since the birth of Eddie G. Robinson, the legendary Grambling State University football coach. Friends of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum Committee has planned a...
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02/08/2019
The eighth annual Ruston’s Got Talent Hockenjos Family March of Dimes fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts. Awards and a $100 cash prize will be...
02/08/2019
A handful of taxpayers had voiced their objections to what had become a costly legal fight waged by the Union Parish Police Jury in its efforts to provide public access to what a landowner claimed...
02/08/2019
BOSTON (AP) — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday in...
02/08/2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran appears to have attempted a second satellite launch despite U.S. criticism that its space program helps the country develop ballistic missiles, satellite...
02/08/2019
Food delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub are taking off like a rocket. But some restaurants aren’t on board. This week, Jimmy John’s sandwich chain launched a national ad campaign promising...
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02/07/2019
Dan Currier was in his 40s when he enrolled as a photography student at Louisiana Tech University in 2000. In 2004 he began shooting his senior portfolio project. Fourteen years later, a photo from...