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Wednesday Nightcast Headlines

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Starting today, illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children can apply for the right to stay in the country and get work permits. It's part of a new Obama administration initiative called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Republican lawmakers say the program is an effort by the president to circumvent Congress after it failed to pass a law that would have accomplished the same thing.

Louisiana State Police have arrested the Merryville police chief for allegedly falsifying arrest papers after going to Texas to find drugs on a woman he'd released after a traffic stop.Chief James Fowler was booked Wednesday with malfeasance, abuse of office, and false public records. His bond is $240,000.

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