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North Carolina leaders show no sign of surrender on LGBT law

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department's declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and could cost the state dearly in lost education funding.

Gov. Pat McCrory called the Justice Department's threat — which gives the state and its university system until the close of business Monday to change the law or face the consequences in court — a broad overrea ...



Manziel silent outside court after hearing in domestic case


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DALLAS  — Johnny Manziel waded through a crowd of reporters after his first court appearance in a domestic violence case Thursday, ignoring questions and even an autograph request.

With most of the cameras gone in a quiet parking garage, the 23-year-old Manziel was forced to wait as defen ...

Tax votes on next LC ballot: Four taxes up for renewal


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A 1 percent sales tax Lake Charles voters originally approved in late 1986 and continued renewing through 2016, along with three property taxes, will be up for renewal during a special election on Nov. 8. After approving a resolution to call the election during Wednesday’s Lake Charles City Co ...

George W. Bush said to be not commenting on Trump victory


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WASHINGTON — The Bush family may not be receptive to any effort by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to reach out to skeptics in the party.

A spokesman for George W. Bush said Wednesday the former president does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the 2016 presidential ...

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North Carolina leaders show no sign of surrender on LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department's declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and could cost the state dearly in lost education funding.

Gov. Pat McCrory called the Justice Department' ...

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Manziel silent outside court after hearing in domestic case

DALLAS  — Johnny Manziel waded through a crowd of reporters after his first court appearance in a domestic violence case Thursday, ignoring questions and even an autograph request. With most of the cameras gone in a quiet parking garage, the 23-year-old Manziel was forced to wait as defense attorney Robert Hinton ...

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Kellogg's sales decline, but profit tops forecasts

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg's sales and profit declined in the first quarter as the maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts and Eggos worked to revive its cereal business and was hit by unfavorable currency translations.

The Battle Creek, Michigan company said sales declined 1.2 percent for its flagship U.S. Morning Food ...

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Eddie Murphy welcomes baby girl as ninth child

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Murphy is now a father of nine.

Murphy's publicist says the 55-year-old actor and his 36-year-old girlfriend Paige Butcher have welcomed their first child together, Izzy Oona Murphy. The baby girl was born Tuesday morning.

Publicist Arnold Robinson says both mother and daughter are doing well.

Murp ...

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La. graduation rates reached all-time high

May is graduation season, a time to celebrate four years of struggles for every high school student who is set to walk across the stage and get their diplomas.

It is also a time for communities to evaluate what kind of a job they are doing educating the next generation.

Over the years that has not always been a good thing f ...






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