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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought today to pressure Democratic congressional leaders into supporting his demand for billions of dollars to build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to have the military build it “if Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country.” Trump tweeted the threat hours before Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were to meet with Trump at the White House in an effort to avert a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21, when funding for some agencies is scheduled to expire. In a...

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A Dubach man already facing multiple charges in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries now has 18 more counts against him stemming from the same activity. Lucas Gail Young, 19, of 684 Rabb...
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Reginald Owens, the journalism department chair at Louisiana Tech University, recently discussed a class assignment in front of his Journalism 101 class. With a commanding voice ­ some compare to...