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Sen. Cassidy Unsure About GOP Healthcare Bill, Wants More Time

Dominating the national news this week is the potential vote on the Senate Republican Healthcare bill as Senate Majority leadership hopes to have a vote before the July 4 th holiday break. Although the Senate has a Republican majority, there are some Republican Senators who have spoken out that they have reservations about the bill in its current form. Some Senators feel the bill doesn’t go far enough in repealing the core of Obama-Care, whereas others have expressed concern that the bill...

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Red River Radio Spotlight: Stage Center presents Peter and the Starcatcher starring Blayne Weaver

Airs Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Blayne Weaver who stars in the role of Black Stache in Stage Center’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which open up Thursday June 22, at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse in Shreveport. Show times extend through this weekend and next and additional information can be found at Stage Center or by calling 318-218-9978 .

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Carnegie Hall Live: The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas

Airs Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in an all Mahler.

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Shreveport House Concert Series: Lightning Bugs

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Georges Bizet's Carmen

Airs Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Georges Bizet's Carmen starring Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, with Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla, Christian Van Horn as Escamillo, and Bradley Smoak as Zuniga. Rob Ashford is our director, Michael Black is Chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus are under the direction of Ainars Rubikis.

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In an unusual move, the Supreme Court announced its decision to hear the Trump administration's travel ban cases from the bench. The Court merged the two cases and granted the stay applications in part. The Court will hear the cases in October.

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You can catch cholera from drinking contaminated water.

You can catch it from raw or undercooked shellfish.

And you can catch it from soft-shell turtles.

That's the finding of a study published this month by scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. And it's a particular concern in China and many other countries in East Asia, where turtle meat is often used in stews and soups.

The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland and allowing parts of the ban that has been on hold since March to take effect.

The justices removed the two lower courts' injunctions against the ban "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," narrowing the scope of those injunctions that had put the ban in limbo.

Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him across the U.S.-Mexico border for damages? The U.S. Supreme Court did not answer this question on Monday, instead opting to send a case back to a lower court.

The case centers on a larger question: whether the Constitution extends protection to an individual who is killed on foreign soil, even though that person is standing just a few yards outside the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be denied to a school run by a church.

"The consequence is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knees. But the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand," Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.

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Dominating the national news this week is the potential vote on the Senate Republican Healthcare bill as Senate Majority leadership hopes to have a vote before the July 4th holiday break.  Although the Senate has a Republican majority,  there are some Republican Senators who have spoken out that they have reservations about the bill in its current form.  Some Senators feel the bill doesn’t go far enough in repealing the core of Obama-Care,  whereas others have expressed concern that the bill  could negatively impact  healthcare in  their state.

The Democratic Unionist Party has given U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May enough votes to form a government, signing a "confidence and supply" agreement to back May's Conservatives in confidence votes and on key economic issues. The DUP also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

"This agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the United Kingdom's national interest at this vital time," DUP leader Arlene Foster said.

For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was a tough talking sheriff in Arizona, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration.

About a decade ago Arpaio, dubbed "America's Toughest Sheriff" in conservative circles, started instructing his deputies to make traffic stops and detain any unauthorized immigrants they encountered. Then they'd turn the immigrants over to federal agents for deportation.

In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual.

We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical.

Many of us think breast-feeding is similar.

"I had that idea before my first child was born," says Brooke Scelza, an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Los Angeles, California. "I definitely thought, 'Oh, I'm going to figure that out. Like how hard can it be?' "

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