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From left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

Patriarch off ‘Duck Dynasty’ after gay comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers. Sarah Palin posted a picture on […]

12/19/2013

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Common Core yields odd political allegiances

WASHINGTON (AP) — To say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement. Republican-on-Republican infighting? Teacher unions linking arms with tea partyers? President Barack Obama working in tandem with the U.S. […]

12/03/2013

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Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ugly duckling of government health care programs has turned into a rare early success story for President Barack Obama’s technologically challenged health overhaul. Often criticized for byzantine rules and skimpy payments, […]

11/12/2013

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Train derails in La., about 100 homes evacuated

LAWTELL, La. (AP) — A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana and two railcars were leaking chemicals, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said. One man went to the hospital complaining of […]

08/05/2013

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GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act has caught Republicans between new state autonomy that conservatives covet and the law’s popularity among voters even GOP leaders say the […]

07/04/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Barbed humor on the menu at annual Gridiron dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama had a ready excuse for anyone who didn’t think he was funny enough at Saturday night’s Gridiron dinner: “My joke writers have been placed on furlough.”

03/10/2013

President Barack Obama

Facing Friday deadline, Obama says Congress can avoid budget cuts if lawmakers compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the nation’s governors that “at some point we’ve got to do some governing,” rather than “careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.”

02/25/2013

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

01/18/2013

Romney to visit storm-damaged Louisiana

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will head to Louisiana today to tour damage from Hurricane Isaac. Romney has scheduled a last-minute visit to Lafitte, where he will tour damage with Louisiana […]

08/31/2012

Isaac downgraded but still causing havoc

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans, while in the city, on the seventh anniversary […]

08/29/2012

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