Government

President Donald Trump smiles as people applaud him during a roundtable discussion on tax policy, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., from left, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and CEO of Davis Trust Company Hugh Hitchcock. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (AP) — Tossing his "boring" prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation's immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of...
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March 25, 2018 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran —...
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March 25, 2018 - 6:06 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Waving signs that read "Guns Over People" and "Arms Are for Hugging," demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in New Orleans as part of the March for Our Lives demonstrations taking place across the country to call for stricter gun laws. In New Orleans, hundreds of...
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Thousands of protesters look at at a rally following a march in favor of gun control at the Seattle Center Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 24, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 7:15 p.m. A contingent of survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting is among the thousands of marchers at a gun control rally in Denver. Students and their supporters packed into...
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People take part in a march rally against gun violence Saturday, March 24, 2018, in New York. Tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 24, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era...
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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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