7:30 LRN News

Baton Rouge Businessman and Republican candidate for Governor Eddie Rispone says he’s in the race not as a career politician, but as an outsider. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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With the Mueller Report in the rear-view mirror, President Trump says he and his Republican colleagues will become the “party of healthcare”.
The party failed to pass an Affordable Care Act repeal in 2017 despite a Congressional majority, but Senator John Kennedy says they won’t be giving up on efforts to undue the nine-year-old Obamacare.
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The Tigers take on Michigan State and their hall of fame coach Tom Izzo tonight at 6:09 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Will Wade saga intensified yesterday with a new Yahoo report.
The report says an FBI wiretap caught Wade discussing a “strong deal” to a Baton Rouge basketball influencer, reportedly for Javonte Smart. Wade then says the deal was turned down because they wanted a bigger piece of the “pie”.
But the Will Wade recruitment scandal isnt the only emotional challenge the team faced this year. Wingman Wayde Sims was shot dead reportedly defending a friend in a confrontation in September. Interim coach Tony Benford says says the team has carried Sims memory through the tournament.
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