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    Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

    Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

    Updated: 5:17 PM 2/26/2015

    OXON HILL, MD - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a message for fellow Republicans who control Congress: "Grow a spine." Jindal spoke critically of his party's leaders in Washington on Thursday during a turn before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. As he spoke to CPAC, House Republicans were considering... (More)
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    Special needs daycares fear upcoming budget cuts

    Special needs daycares fear upcoming budget cuts

    Updated: 6:15 PM 2/26/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS - When Governor Bobby Jindal presents his budget Friday, special needs daycares will fear the worst with cuts looming. Pedia Trust in Denham Springs is one of 21 special needs daycares in Louisiana. They could all be forced to close if Jindal puts an ax to the... (More)
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    Miscommunication blamed on costly DPW mistake

    Miscommunication blamed on costly DPW mistake

    Updated: 6:00 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The Director of the Department of Public Works blames a miscommunication for a costly mistake that will fall on the backs of taxpayers. Speed humps were installed recently on Inniswold Road off Bluebonnet Boulevard and Jefferson Highway. The humps were installed too high, and had to... (More)
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    Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts

    Jindal budget seeks to avoid deep college cuts

    Updated: 5:42 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal will propose to scale back spending on tax credits and offer lawmakers money-generating ideas to keep colleges from facing deep, damaging cuts next year. The governor's recommendations for closing a $1.6 billion gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1 will be presented... (More)
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    Film industry could suffer if tax credits sunset

    Updated: 5:27 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The popular film tax credits that have helped create "Hollywood South" in Louisiana could face some changes as the state searches for ways to save money. Some lawmakers have proposed changing the program to include a cap of $300 million on the amount of credits doled... (More)
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    Militants abduct more Christians in Syria

    Militants abduct more Christians in Syria

    Updated: 5:26 PM 2/26/2015

    BEIRUT - Islamic State militants have seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria. Fears are mounting over the fate of the abducted Christians, with hundreds taken captive, according to human rights activists. The abductions began Monday, when militants attacked a cluster of villages, sending thousands of people fleeing... (More)
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    2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    Updated: 5:19 PM 2/26/2015

    SUN CITY, AZ - Two quick-footed therapy llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the... (More)
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    Reports say 'Jihadi John' was raised in UK

    Reports say 'Jihadi John' was raised in UK

    Updated: 3:35 PM 2/26/2015

    LONDON - The world knows him as "Jihadi John" -- a masked militant seen holding a knife in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. And now, there's a growing body of evidence that suggests he's a university graduate who was raised in London -- someone... (More)
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    US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

    Updated: 3:32 PM 2/26/2015

    U.S. stock indexes are drifting mostly lower, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average slightly below its latest all-time high. The Dow fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 18,214 Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,110. The Nasdaq composite rose... (More)
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    Group wanted for unauthorized entry of abandoned hospital

    Group wanted for unauthorized entry of abandoned hospital

    Updated: 3:06 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for several individuals wanted for breaking into the old Greenwell Springs Hospital at night. The property, currently owned by the state, is the site of a former tuberculosis hospital that was later converted into a mental health... (More)
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    Former president backs David Vitter in La. governor's race

    Former president backs David Vitter in La. governor's race

    Updated: 2:09 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE- Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter is getting fundraising help for his campaign to be Louisiana's next governor from former President George H.W. Bush. The Vitter campaign Thursday was sending an email to supporters to announce the Republican ex-president's endorsement of Vitter for governor. In the email, Bush says... (More)
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    House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    Updated: 1:30 PM 2/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - Officials say that House Republicans are considering passage of a stand-alone, short-term funding measure to prevent a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at week's end. They say the plan at the same time envisions pressing ahead with an attempt to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration... (More)
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    If court says no: Insured would miss insurance subsidies

    If court says no: Insured would miss insurance subsidies

    Updated: 1:00 PM 2/26/2015

    CHICAGO - Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? If the court says no, people in more than 30 states could lose the federal... (More)
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    Deputies investigating body found in DPW lot

    Deputies investigating body found in DPW lot

    Updated: 12:24 PM 2/26/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators said they don't suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in an East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works lot. Deputies said the man's body was found around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the North Maintenance Lot on Highway... (More)
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    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    Updated: 12:20 PM 2/26/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow... (More)
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    Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    Couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old boy's throat

    Updated: 12:02 PM 2/26/2015

    SLIDELL - Police said a couple is behind bars after they were accused of holding down a 1-year-old boy and pouring beer down his throat on multiple occasions. 24-year-old Brett Flower and 23-year-old Krysten Verdin of Slidell were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on cruelty to juvenile... (More)
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