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Election Presents A Stark Choice

Louisiana’s open primary has given voters a striking choice for the U.S. Senate - a Republican with a near loathing for government and a mainstream Democrat who defends it at almost every turn.

The leader among 15 candidates in Saturday’s open primary, in which all candidates run regardless of party, was state Rep. Woody Jenkins, once a Libertarian, once a Democrat, who now calls himself a “centralist” Republican.

He’ll face former state treasurer Mary Landrieu, a Democrat who bills herself as a moderate.

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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

UPDATED: 7:23 p.m.

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.