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Trump, Argentine President Macri hold White House talks

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump welcomed Argentine President Mauricio Macri to the White House for talks on Thursday and said the two countries will be "great friends, better than ever before."A red carpet and military honor guard awaited Macri



Alton Sterling shooting prompts new look at police training


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BATON ROUGE — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved several measures aimed at addressing police training and one that would shorten the time officers under investigation have to secure legal counsel.

The measures were brought to the committee partly in response to the officer-invo ...

Trump says US won't leave NAFTA, for now


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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal

Discipline debate: School spanking ban proposed


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BATON ROUGE — Members of the House Education Committee voted 6-5 on Wednesday to support legislation to ban paddling in public schools.

House Bill 497, by Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, heads to the House floor for consideration. The measure would prevent corporal punishment in public scho ...

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Berkeley under police watch after Coulter talk canceled

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley, known as the home of the American free speech movement, was under heavy police watch on Thursday in advance of what was expected to be a large protest over a canceled appearance by conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

The author said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University ...

Cowgirls get early start: Can clinch SLC's No. 1 tournament seed

McNeese State will start its three-game Southland Conference series against Stephen F. Austin a day early in an effort to avoid the inclement weather forecast this weekend at Cowgirl Diamond. The series opener will start at 6 p.m. today with a doubleheader scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday. The first-place Cowgirls (33-16, 18-3 S ...

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Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

NEW YORK -- Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans.

The nearly all-glass design of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also "extrem ...

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High Flying Birds: Chennault International Airshow takes to skies this weekend

The excitement has been building for weeks and now the Chennault International Airshow, a show that promises plenty of awe-inspiring sights and sounds to thrill all ages, runs throughout this weekend, April 28-30, at Chennault International Airport.

The Thunderbirds — the U.S. Air Force’s premier jet demonstrati ...

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Legislators face three choices

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ controversial commercial activity tax is dead, and few — including the governor — are mourning its demise. Now, the ball is in the hands of House Republican leaders, and they have shown some willingness to try and find a better solution for closing a $1.4 billion deficit before July ...






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