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“There is a lot in American history to celebrate and memorialize. But the darker moments need to be remembered, too.”<br />
From: The Atlantic/Wikimedia

“There is a lot in American history to celebrate and memorialize. But the darker moments need to be remembered, too.” From: The Atlantic/Wikimedia

Flag removal doesn't end there

By Jim Beam/American Press

What started out as an effort to remove

the Confederate flag from government buildings has suddenly become a

growing frenzy

to remove traces of anything and anyone connected to the Civil

War. Among the targets are monuments, statues, school names,

street signs and whatever else might be linked ...

News

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen, Martin Dempsey briefs the news media at the Pentagon, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo)<br />

Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting

WASHINGTON — The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not comprom ...

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Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments

VIENNA — Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with sever ...

President Barack Obama speaks at Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP Photo)

After court ruling, Obama says more to do on health care

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Barack Obama says he wants to refocus on improving health care quality, expanding access and rooting out waste now ...

Britney Spears (MGNonline)

Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards

BATON ROUGE — Donate baby one more time?

One of Louisiana's candidates for governor is trying to draw campaign donors with a Britney Spears tic ...


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Sports

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July bereft of meaningful sports news

Welcome to July.

It figures to be a long month.

Much longer than the 31 hot, humid and somewhat endless days that the calendar prescribes.

It is de ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Lloyd takes Cowboys volunteer job

Four years at McNeese weren’t enough for Connor Lloyd, though it certainly isn’t because he is on the Bluto Blutarsky or Tommy

Callahan e ...

By Scooter Hobbsshobbs@americanpress.comThree strikes apparently were enough for LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao.LSU head coach Les Miles anno ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Golden Nugget's first foray into MMA a success

The Golden Nugget Casino made its first foray into the world of mixed martial arts on Friday and the turnout was about as

good as they could have ask ...


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Scene

The Lake Charles Symphony will present

LC Symphony to present 'Cirque de la Symphonie'

The Lake Charles Symphony, in

partnership with First Federal Bank of Louisiana, will present their

2015 Summer Pops production

entitled Cirque de l ...

Children enjoy fresh watermelon juice from a Sugartown melon, the fruit that serves as the centerpiece for the annual Beauregard Watermelon Festival. (Special to the American Press)

Watermelon Fest opens gates today

The signs of summer are everywhere, and for Beauregard Parish residents there is no better way to celebrate the season than with an entire festival de ...

Jarek and Darek perform a strength and hand-balancing act in Cirque de la Symphonie. (American Press Archives)

Civic Center to host summer pops

The Lake Charles Symphony, in partnership with First Federal Bank of Louisiana, will present their 2015 Summer Pops production entitled Cirque de la S ...

(American Press Archives)

Red, White, Blue & You Patriot's Ball June 27

The Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission along with Mayor Randy Roach will host the Ninth Annual Red, White, Blue, and You Patriot’s

Ball on S ...


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