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House Speaker Mike Johnson from Louisiana’s political future is on the line as the US House is scheduled to vote today to provide funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says far right Republicans oppose additional funding to Ukraine

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LSU could win its first national championship in gymnastics today. They will compete against Utah, Florida and Cal, but not Oklahoma. The two-time defending champion Sooners suffered multiple falls in the semifinals and they are out. College Gym News co-managing editor Brandif Heffner

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The championship starts this afternoon at three.


Louisiana has the 3rd highest rate of pickup truck fatalities according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and next week some Law enforcement officers will be focused on pickup truck drivers during the Buckle UP in Your Truck Campaign. DOTD Spokesperson Gregory Fischer

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The Buckle Up in Your Truck campaign runs through Saturday, April 27th.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched the Know2Protect campaign to educate parents about the dangers of online sexual exploitation and abuse of children. Special Agent Jessica Zuppardo says you can learn more at dhs-dot-gov Know 2 Protect, that’s with the number two.

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