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Jury in Trump trial resume deliberations after asking to rehear testimony – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-05-30 13:59:07

SUMMARY: The jury in Donald Trump's hush money trial resumed deliberations, asking to rehear key witness testimony regarding the case, which centers on payments made during the 2016 election campaign to silence Stormy Daniels about an alleged affair. They spent approximately 4.5 hours without reaching a verdict on Wednesday and were given 30 pages of jury instructions again on Thursday. Trump faces 34 counts of falsifying business records, relating to the $130,000 payment made by Michael Cohen, which was misrepresented as legal expenses. Trump decried the proceedings as rigged, did not testify, and maintained his innocence on social media. The outcome could significantly impact his presidential campaign.

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Rougarou catch Gators in late innings – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-13 23:27:44

SUMMARY: The Baton Rouge Rougarou defeated the Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators 8-2 in a Texas Collegiate League game on Thursday. The game, played at Barbe High School, saw the Gators' first home run of the season, but the Rougarou pulled ahead in the top of the eighth inning with a bases-clearing double by Clayton Pourciau. The Gators' Reagan Weilblinger struggled, loading the bases before Pourciau's decisive hit. The Gators are now 2-4 in their last six games and will play the Rougarou again in Baton Rouge. Ethan Oceguera pitched well in relief for the Gators, while Matthew Bienvenu earned the win for the Rougarou.

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Schroyer named to national committees – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-06-13 14:35:26

SUMMARY: Heath Schroyer, McNeese State Athletic Director, was named to two national NCAA committees: the Division I Council and the Men's Basketball Oversight Committee, elevating his profile and providing McNeese and the Southland Conference significant representation in college sports decisions. Schroyer has been instrumental in transforming McNeese's athletic department in the wake of COVID-19 and hurricanes. His role includes influencing crucial areas like NIL deals and the transfer portal. Schroyer expressed honor and excitement about his new responsibilities, while McNeese officials praised the recognition and potential benefits for the institution and its athletic programs.

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17 state AGs sue Biden administration for allowing foreign farmworkers to unionize – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-06-13 09:17:20

SUMMARY: Seventeen state attorneys general, led by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over a new rule allowing temporary farm workers on H-2A visas to unionize. This rule contradicts federal law, which prohibits American farm workers from collective bargaining. Kobach criticized President Biden, stating that the policy prioritizes foreign workers' political benefits while American workers face challenges in the current economy. This legal action underscores the ongoing tension between state officials and the federal government regarding labor and immigration policies.

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