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In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, photo distributed on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 9:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 11:40 a.m. South Korea says Kim Jong Un's rebuke against U.S. President Donald Trump marked the first time a North Korean leader directly issued a statement to the international community under his name. Seoul'...
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September 21, 2017 - 8:18 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards says he misspoke Wednesday, when he said on his monthly radio show, “Ask the Governor,” that Louisiana has landed a regional Amazon distribution center. In a written statement this afternoon, Edwards says, “In fielding a call from a listener on my radio show this week...
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Chris Miller
September 21, 2017 - 9:01 am
There was certainly no lack of topics for a mayoral forum in Lakeview Wednesday night. Just hours after the city of New Orleans had to issue a precautionary boil water notice, six candidates met for the debate sponsored by the Lake Area Advisory Council and the New Orleans Advocate. Candidates were...
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September 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Late-night performer Jimmy Kimmel delivered some heavy criticism of U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy and the health care bill the Louisiana senator is backing in Washington. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! , the TV host said Cassidy's proposal fails the so-called “Jimmy Kimmel Test” -- the phrase Cassidy came up...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol newly engulfed in drama over health care...
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Chris Miller
September 19, 2017 - 2:36 pm
John Fortunato, who for decades served as public information officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, now wants to lead the organization. Video of John Fortunato will run for Sheriff in Jefferson Parish Fortunato today announced his retirement from the sheriff's office and his intention...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:03 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly...
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September 18, 2017 - 2:41 pm
(AP) — Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric. One is the mortgage interest deduction that millions of taxpayers prize. The other is the deduction for state and local taxes...
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September 17, 2017 - 1:02 pm
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. The warnings came a day after Kim Jong Un...
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