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Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal

DALLAS -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs.A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower-

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Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal

DALLAS -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs.

A unanimous ...

Samantha Leialoha Watanabe stands outside federal court before her sentencing in ...

Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane

HONOLULU -- A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-mont ...

CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

NEW YORK -- Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.

The Cent ...

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R- ...

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

NEW YORK -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John ...


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Sports

Martin Eriksson has made the most of his senior year, becoming the first McNeese ...

Putting team first helped Eriksson to a championship

In Martin Eriksson’s native Sweden, the collaborative power of a collective effort is embraced ahead of individual achievement and bravado.

So ...

Kaplan breaks tie to clinch 3A title

SULPHUR — Kaplan broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim the Class 3A softball state championship with a 4-0 win over L ...

Alexandria tops 5A; Calvary Baptist earns first 2A title

SULPHUR — After a day riddled with weather delays, the 2016 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Fast Pitch 56 state softball tournament c ...

Did Saints fall for old Nigerian prince gag?

The Saints are hoping their Nigerian doesn’t turn into their nightmare.

After having a solid first two days of the draft, the Saints seemed to ...


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The Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guests Billy F. Gibbons, right, and Jimmie ...

President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White Hous ...

Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Ap ...

Golden Nugget to feature Creedence Clearwater Revisited

After more than 20 years together, Creedence Clearwater Revisited drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford said the group has figured out a formula f ...

Spring Art Walk set for Friday

The Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana will hold its annual Spring Art Walk 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 29, in downtown Lake Charles.

“Nineteen dow ...


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