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Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots Sunday in Houston. (Associated Press)

Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots Sunday in Houston. (Associated Press)

Lady Gaga drops from top of stadium to deliver show

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga dropped from the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium to open her halftime show and dropped the mic at the end, offering a program that delivered high-energy hits and an inclusive theme. With the nation on edge politically, the NFL had little taste for a show that would ruff ...

News

S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

WALHALLA, S.C. -- In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carol ...

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic Natio ...

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

ATLANTA -- When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the North ...

Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

WASHINGTON -- Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the ...

Source: Louisiana Department of Education (Donna Price / American Press)

Ensuring a good start

Workforce development starts at the cradle. That’s the message the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children wants the Legislature and the state B ...


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Sports

Area teams map path to Fast Pitch 56

One week into the Louisiana high school softball season, many Southwest Louisiana teams are taking their first steps to returning to the state tournam ...

Countdown to Southwest La. open

The state’s first professional golf tournament of the year opens play in 10 days (March 8-12) at The National in Westlake.

It’s the South ...

Area home to more than 100 bird species

A question came in recently asking about the number of species of birds that could be found in the Lake Charles area on any given day.

I did not have ...

Lake Charles Prep’s #3 and #4 go up for a offensive rebound attempt agains ...

Trailblazers win first playoff appearance

The No. 15-seeded Lake Charles College Prep basketball team made the most of its first postseason game, defeating No. 18 Elton 60-45 at Lake Charles-B ...


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Scene

This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a  ...

Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

LOS ANGELES -- The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics.

The only thing expected to take the stag ...

'Moonlight,' 'American Honey' to vie at Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The last three best-feature winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards have gone on to win best-picture at the Academy Awar ...

Janelle Monae attends the 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards ce ...

Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. "Insecure" creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her fi ...

“Elephant Connection” is among the photographs in “Rarely Seen ...

'Rarely Seen': Exhibit of National Geographic images opens today at Historic City Hall

Photos of volcanic lightning, rare species, giant crystals and ancient cave art are among those featured in “Rarely Seen” — a free t ...


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