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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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02/07/2019
Editor’s note: This is the second of two question-and-answer stories with the candidates for state House District 12. The district is part of Lincoln Parish and all of Union Parish. Today’s story...
02/07/2019
BARCELOS, Portugal (AP) — For the more than 120 workers at the Pedrosa & Rodrigues garment factory in northwestern Portugal, events in another country 1,200 miles to the north could jeopardize...
02/07/2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting...
02/07/2019
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Port of New Orleans set a record for cruise ship passengers in 2018, with more than 1 million travelers. The New Orleans Advocate reported the nearly 1.2 million cruise...
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02/07/2019
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Seedlinks Behavior Management in Ruston. The center, owned by Ryan Williams, is located at 408 West Mississippi Ave. and...
02/07/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons....
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02/06/2019
Editor’s note: This is the first of two question-and-answer stories with the candidates for state House District 12. The district is part of Lincoln Parish and all of Union Parish. Today’s story...
02/06/2019
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has taken the next step toward adding a water feature, gymnasium and combined senior citizen and veterans’ center at the city’s new sports complex. Aldermen on Monday...
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02/06/2019
It’s about to get lit in Monroe and Grambling, thanks to Foster Campbell and the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Campbell, who represents district 5 including Lincoln and Ouachita parishes,...
02/06/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank may be poised for a shake-up with President Donald Trump planning to nominate David Malpass, who has been a critic of the bank, to lead the institution focused on...