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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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02/16/2019
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.-...
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02/16/2019
Lauren Strickland, left front, a homeschooled junior from Ruston, strategizes her spending at the “food and activities” table with Christian Community Action volunteer Stephanie Matthews, right. The...
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02/16/2019
GRAMBLING — When Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity welcomes its first students this fall at Grambling State University, it and other GSU programs will have backing from...
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02/16/2019
North Louisiana’s 38th annual St. Jude Radiothon that aired on Z-107.5FM from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods for two days ended at 6 p.m. Friday. The radiothon brings in donations that help keep the...
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02/16/2019
K-9 handlers from eight area law enforcement agencies and two fire departments spent two days in Ruston Wednesday and Thursday learning advanced first aid for K-9s injured in the line of duty. Dr....
02/15/2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion...
02/15/2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and...
02/15/2019
Ruston police have made two arrests in connection with a Feb. 8 shooting in a local apartment complex parking lot and say more arrests are possible. Kobe Arthur Storrs, 18, of Los Angeles, and Tyrese...
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02/15/2019
North Louisiana’s 38th annual St. Jude Radiothon is broadcasting live from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. today Z-107.5 from Ruston’s Super 1 Foods. The radiothon brings in donations that help keep the research...
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02/15/2019
GRAMBLING — Grambling State University and the city of Grambling celebrated the 100th birthday of late football coach Eddie G. Robinson with multiple events Wednesday. The celebration continued...