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March 24, 2018 - 7:40 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving. The White House said retaining troops...
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March 24, 2018 - 6:38 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a 4-3 decision, Louisiana's Supreme Court on Friday rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards' attempt to revive an executive order protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in state government. The court refused to hear arguments on Edwards' April 2016...
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March 22, 2018 - 9:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A House Republican leader says he's found a way to narrow Louisiana's budget gap next year, but Gov. John Bel Edwards calls it a gimmick similar to the short-term fixes that have left the state struggling with financial problems for a decade. The latest clash comes as...
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Trader Meric Greenbaum is framed by his monitors as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate. The planned...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:27 am
(WWL.com) - Despite talk of budget cuts to public colleges and TOPS, a record 23,000 students have applied for entry at LSU for the academic year that starts in August. The school’s chief enrollment officer, Jose Aviles, says they hope for an incoming freshman class of 5,800, but TOPS funding is a...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:22 am
(WWL.com) - Louisiana is two million dollars short on its fund for voucher students this year. The money is appropriated every June, and covers the cost of state students to attend charter and private schools, instead of public schools. Department of Education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the state...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's education department has divvied up a $1.5 million federal grant aimed at improving early childhood education to eight parishes. The department says the grant will help pay for teachers at low-performing early childhood education centers with training aimed at...
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March 18, 2018 - 6:12 am
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The former mayor of a Louisiana town has been indicted for one count of malfeasance in office. A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted former Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa. District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux says the charges stem from allegations related to Ragusa's...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, March 16, 2018, that he has fired former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled...
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March 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University's medical school in New Orleans says fewer of its students want to stay in Louisiana to finish their training because of the continued threat of state budget cuts. LSU Health New Orleans announced Friday that 89 of its 193 graduating medical...
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