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President Trump's shifting stance on assault weapons

President Trump's shifting stance on assault weapons

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trumps position on gun control, particularly regarding assault rifles, has appeared to shift over the years.

Trump in 2000 said he took a middle ground, supporting a ban on assault weapons though generally opposing gun control.

Trump in 2015, however, was dismissive of calls to regulate assault rifles which, he said, are common semi-automatic weapons popu...

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Balancing tragedy with comedy in Netflix’s "Irreplaceable You"

Balancing tragedy with comedy in Netflix’s "Irreplaceable You"

Netflix/Linda Kallerus (LOS ANGELES) -- Netflixs Irreplaceable You promises to make you both laugh and cry...maybe at the same time.

The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw -- from Black Mirrors Emmy-winning episode "San Junipero" -- and Michiel Huisman, who plays Daenerys lover Daario in Game of Thrones. They play a newly engaged couple faced with an uncertain future after a devastating cancer di...

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Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level

ABC News(PESARO, Italy) -- Having grown up in a tiny room in his familys home in Pesaro, Italy, 27-year-old architect Leonardo Di Chiara is used to living a minimalist lifestyle.

His latest project, the aVOID tiny house, currently on display -- and inhabited -- by the architect in Berlin, takes the concept of reductionist living to the next level.

Measuring just 96 square feet and equipped with ...

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Villages covered in ash after volcano erupts in Indonesia

Villages covered in ash after volcano erupts in Indonesia

iStock/Thinkstock(KARO, Indonesia) -- A volcano on Indonesias Sumatra island sent columns of ash shooting into the sky on Monday, prompting a "code red" warning to airlines by an Australian agency monitoring volcanic ash.

Villages in the Karo region near the volcano were covered in layers of grey ash, which settled on trees and the tops of buildings, motorcycles and cars.

Villagers were forced...

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Teenagers bake, deliver 'special' birthday cakes for children who wouldn't otherwise get them

Teenagers bake, deliver 'special' birthday cakes for children who wouldn't otherwise get them

Montgomery County chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free(MONTGOMERY, Md.) -- Allison Wachen and her team of bakers crowd around the kitchen counter, juggling broken egg shells, flour bags and cans of cooking spray. Theyre baking two, two-layer vanilla birthday cakes in her aunts kitchen.

No one is celebrating a birthday, though at least not in her family.

Wachen is baking them for "Birthday Cakes 4...

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MLB imposes rule changes to enhance pace of play

MLB imposes rule changes to enhance pace of play

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Youll be seeing less visits to the mound this baseball season. This part of Major League Baseballs effort to speed up the nine-inning game which was on average a record three hours and five minutes last season.

The league announced Monday there will be a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change. This means any visit...

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The Town Talk is reporting a shortage of substitute school bus drivers in Rapides Parish has become so severe that there are days the district isn't providing transportation for some students.


The special state legislative session kicks off today to address a one billion dollar budget shortfall.


Louisiana is taking more taxes out of workers’ paychecks. The state constitution allows for it, if the federal government lowers their tax brackets, which they did last month.  Baton Rouge area CPA Brandon LaGarde says The state tax wage adjustment is automatic as it is built into the Louisiana Constitution.


Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that funds higher ed and TOPS by the end of the February special session.


Many Americans are swimming in debt and getting in deeper than ever. One report suggests total household debt has risen to 13-trillion-dollars for 2017.  Louisiana appears to be America’s capital of past due debt, with almost half of its residents in debt that has gone into collections. 


Debates are raging about school safety in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead by a mental unstable teen.


The Baton Rouge police officer shot by a man described as mentally ill  a week ago is out of the hospital.


Rough start to the baseball season, as the LSU Tigers lost two of three from Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish clinched the series victory with an 11-3 drubbing of LSU. The Bayou Bengals had a dramatic come from behind victory on Friday, but it was all downhill from there. Coach Paul Mainieri says it’s hard to find any positives…



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