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In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to confirm Pompeo to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, evening. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to confirm Pompeo to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, evening. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senators propose letting states keep Obamacare

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators say they're putting finishing touches on legislation that would let states keep President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or adopt a new program that covers basic medical services. The measure by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Main ...

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Opponents of a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the federally protec ...

Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing

PEMBERTON, N.J. -- As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposa ...

President Donald Trump greets Wendell P. Weeks, right, Chief Executive Officer o ...

Trump undercuts bipartisan effort with voter fraud claim

WASHINGTON -- Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making f ...

President Donald Trump, left, talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center ...

Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an at ...

Sulphur losing cable office

SULPHUR — Mayor Chris Duncan said Monday he is not happy with Suddenlink Communication’s announcement they are closing their office here a ...


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Sports

Barbe not alone on road to Hammond

It is a good time to be a Barbe Buc, with the baseball team starting practice Monday in preparation for its annual run at the state championship team, ...

Three Point Shot: This week's exciting games and Sports Hall of Fame predictions

Another week, another list of great Southwest Louisiana high school athletic events to look forward to. This week, staff writers Tyler Nunez and Rodri ...

St. Louis hoping rematch leads to comeback: Saints to play South Beauregard

The South Beauregard High School girls basketball team will look to bounce back from its first district loss of the season tonight when it returns to ...

Poking around the Pokes' home turf: 2017 prospects pay McNeese campus visit

The biggest official visit weekend of the recruiting season ended Sunday with only social media to tell how McNeese State fared.

By NCAA rules, coach ...


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Scene

This Feb. 26, 2012 file photo shows an Oscar statue on the red carpet before the ...

Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with "Titanic" and "All Ab ...

A song goes viral after Women's March on Washington

A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is ...

This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from

'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII

NEW YORK -- "Star Wars: Episode VIII" finally has a title: "The Last Jedi."

The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywa ...

Lewis receives 4 book awards for 'March: Book Three'

NEW YORK -- Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world.

The American Library Association announced Monday that the Georgia Democrat ...


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