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Christopher Joe Stamper, 28, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty to 20 years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. Stamper is also required to register as a sex offender.

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Abraham Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-election

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In a Wednesday press release Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the 116th Congress.  

"Today, I am officially announcing my retirement from Congress following the completion of my current third term, and I will not seek re-election in 2020. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch the hearing live.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person. Watch the proceedings live at 7:30 a.m.

 

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Congressman Ralph Abraham says he ready to get back to work in Washington in 2018. One of the first issues to be tackled will be funding the government when Congress returns from the holiday break. 

"When we get back Monday that's going to be hitting us broadside" said Abraham. 

The bill to fund the government will include reauthorizing the C.H.I.P. program. The program provides healthcare assistance for children. Funding for terrorism surveillance programs will also be discussed next week. 

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and other Louisiana officials are heading to Washington to talk about the state's efforts to revamp the criminal justice system and lessen its top-of-the-nation incarceration rate.

The Democratic governor will speak at a Pew Charitable Trusts' event Tuesday. He'll be joined by Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc; Republican state Rep. Tanner Magee, a sponsor of the legislation; and Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre.