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  • New Orleans removes General Robert E. Lee statue

    May 18, 2017 10:59 PM

    > Click HERE to watch a live stream via the WBRZ Facebook page. NEW ORLEANS - The city of New Orleans took down a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, completing the Southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Lee commanded Confederate armies against the... more »
  • Activist speaks to Ascension deputies on race relations

    March 24, 2017 12:44 PM

    ASCENSION – Community activist Maxine Crump spoke to leaders of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office on the dialogue of race relations within the community. Sheriff Jeff Wiley invited Crump to start a dialogue to understand the issues around racism and ways of eliminating it within society. Crump also spoke... more »
  • Mississippi teacher charged with sexual battery

    February 26, 2017 12:09 PM

    PURVIS, Miss. - A teacher is behind bars in Forrest County for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a high school student. WDAM-TV reports that Amy Gore was arrested Friday for an incident that allegedly occurred when the 41-year-old worked last year at Hattiesburg High School. Gore is charged with... more »
  • Mexican official: no increase seen in deportations by US

    February 13, 2017 8:33 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's foreign relations secretary says his country has not seen any increase in deportations by U.S. authorities despite reports of immigration raids in several states. Luis Videgaray says that "as far as the numbers of deported people, we still have not seen any increase." Videgaray told the... more »
  • Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state

    January 23, 2017 8:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state. The panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to recommend Rex Tillerson's nomination to the full Senate, where the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil is almost certain to be confirmed by the... more »
  • Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations

    January 17, 2015 7:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - A delegation of congressional Democrats is visiting Cuba to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation. The delegation's leader, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, says in a statement Saturday that the lawmakers want to explore opportunities for greater cooperation and... more »
  • Cuban Santeria priests welcome closer ties with US

    January 3, 2015 6:46 PM

    HAVANA - A group of Afro-Cuban Santeria priests say the path is clear for improved dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba following the government's announcement of plans to renew diplomatic ties. The "babalawo" priests' annual "Letter of the Year" predictions also foresee dangers of epidemics, conflicts, environmental imbalances and the... more »
  • Obama: US ending outdated approach to Cuba

    December 17, 2014 10:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Obama says the U.S. is changing its... more »

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