File - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. A former employee of a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm says it used algorithms that "took fake news to the next level" using data inappropriately obtained from Facebook. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 19, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled. The social network is now under fire after The New York Times and The...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 19, 2018 - 8:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law on Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 19, 2018 - 10:33 am
A Facebook official tells CBS News that the company has been in touch with lawmakers to brief them on what happened with Cambridge Analytica. The social media company is accused of letting the political consultancy company gain inappropriate access to millions of Facebook users' data. Top Senators...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 19, 2018 - 8:06 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is promoting his book about removal of the Confederate Monuments with appearances and signings in the coming days. Landrieu's book, "In the Shadows of Statues" hits stores tomorrow. He's been doing national media and local interviews promoting the release. "A lot of...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is questioning the impartiality of Robert Mueller's investigation and says the probe is groundless, while raising doubts about whether a fired top FBI official kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 19, 2018 - 4:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said, after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to get rid of the veteran...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin waves after speaking to supporters during a rally near the Kremlin in Moscow, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Vladimir Putin headed to an overwhelming win in Russia's presidential election Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world's largest country for all of the 21st century.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
March 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success." There had been no doubt that Putin would win in his fourth electoral contest; he...
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March 18, 2018 - 6:12 am
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The former mayor of a Louisiana town has been indicted for one count of malfeasance in office. A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted former Independence Mayor Michael Ragusa. District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux says the charges stem from allegations related to Ragusa's...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, March 16, 2018, that he has fired former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled...
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March 17, 2018 - 9:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University's medical school in New Orleans says fewer of its students want to stay in Louisiana to finish their training because of the continued threat of state budget cuts. LSU Health New Orleans announced Friday that 89 of its 193 graduating medical...
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March 17, 2018 - 8:53 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- As Louisiana lawmakers scrounge for money, state senators are eyeing an annual stream of Gulf oil spill recovery money tied to economic losses from the disaster. Louisiana is expected to receive yearly payments of $53.3 million for 15 years from BP PLC as compensation for...
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