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Joe Davidson was picked to be part of the supportive crowd behind the president at his rallies. He clapped. He cheered. Then, in the midst of the bitter feud to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, Davidson laughed as the president mocked Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford. After that, all the anger directed at Trump, was felt by Davidson, too.
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On Jan. 18, the Black Hebrew Israelites, Catholic high school students attending the March for Life, and a group participating in the Indigenous Peoples March converged on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
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Greta Brown Bully, left, and Laurin Stennis talk during lunch. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Greta Brown Bully, left, and Laurin Stennis talk during lunch. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis prepares lapel pins featuring her design. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis prepares lapel pins featuring her design. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
A “Stennis Flag” flies from a building in Jackson. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
A “Stennis Flag” flies from a building in Jackson. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
The state flag flies in front of Mississippi’s Capitol. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
The state flag flies in front of Mississippi’s Capitol. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis designed a banner that could change how the world sees a state with a brutal racial history — and perhaps how it sees her famous family.
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NFL:
Rams at Saints
26-
Final
23
Final
recap
Summary
Box
2 3 4 OT Total
LAR 10 7 6 3 26
NO 0 7 3 0 23
Recent updates
11:47 Greg Zuerlein 57 yard field goal attempt is GOOD. Holder: Johnny Hekker.
11:47 Saints timeout.
11:53 Jared Goff incomplete pass to the left intended for Brandin Cooks.
Stat leaders
Los Angeles
Passing
J. Goff
297 yards, 1 TD
Rushing
C. Anderson
16 rush, 44 yards
Receiving
B. Cooks
7 rec, 107 yards, 0 TD
New Orleans
Passing
D. Brees
249 yards, 2 TD
Rushing
M. Ingram
9 rush, 31 yards
Receiving
A. Kamara
11 rec, 96 yards, 0 TD
Scoring summary
1st quarter NO LAR
Saints Field Goal Attempt, 10:04 Wil Lutz 37 yd FG 3 0
Saints Field Goal Attempt, 7:06 Wil Lutz 29 yd FG 6 0
Saints Passing TD, 1:35 Garrett Griffin 5 yd pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick) 13 0
2nd quarter NO LAR
Rams Field Goal Attempt, 9:45 Greg Zuerlein 36 yd FG 13 3
Rams Rushing TD, 0:23 Todd Gurley II 6 yd run (Greg Zuerlein kick) 13 10
3rd quarter NO LAR
Saints Passing TD, 8:34 Taysom Hill 2 yd pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick) 20 10
Rams Passing TD, 3:06 Tyler Higbee 1 yd pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick) 20 17
4th quarter NO LAR
Rams Field Goal Attempt, 5:03 Greg Zuerlein 24 yd FG 20 20
Saints Field Goal Attempt, 1:41 Wil Lutz 31 yd FG 23 20
Rams Field Goal Attempt, 0:15 Greg Zuerlein 48 yd FG 23 23
5 quarter NO LAR
Rams Field Goal Attempt, 11:43 Greg Zuerlein 57 yd FG 23 26
Rams
Saints
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
J. Goff 25 40 297 1 1
J. Hekker 1 1 12 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
C. Anderso... 16 44 0 8
J. Reynold... 1 16 0 16
T. Gurley ... 4 10 1 6
J. Goff 3 10 0 7
R. Woods 2 -3 0 1
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
B. Cooks 7 107 0 36
R. Woods 6 33 0 16
J. Reynold... 4 74 0 33
T. Higbee 4 25 1 12
G. Everett 2 50 0 39
S. Shields 1 12 0 12
C. Anderso... 1 5 0 5
T. Gurley ... 1 3 0 3
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
D. Brees 26 40 249 2 1
T. Hill 0 1 0 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
M. Ingram 9 31 0 16
A. Kamara 8 15 0 6
Z. Line 1 4 0 4
T. Hill 1 0 0 0
D. Brees 2 -2 0 -1
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
A. Kamara 11 96 0 21
M. Thomas 4 36 0 19
T. Ginn Jr... 3 58 0 43
G. Griffin 2 12 1 7
M. Ingram 2 6 0 3
J. Hill 1 24 0 24
T. Smith 1 10 0 10
A. Carr 1 5 0 5
T. Hill 1 2 1 2
D. Arnold 0 0 0 0
T. Lewis 0 0 0 0
Game Details
NFL:
Patriots at Chiefs
0:59
7-
End of 1st quarter
0
End of 1st quarter
live
Box
1 2 3 4 Total
NE 7 - - - 7
KC 0 - - - 0
Recent updates
0:32 Tom Brady pass to the right to Julian Edelman for 5 yards to the KC5. Tackled by Charvarius Ward.
1:14 Sony Michel rush to the right for 4 yards to the KC10. Tackled by Eric Berry.
1:52 Sony Michel rush to the middle for 4 yards to the KC14. Tackled by Daniel Sorensen.
Stat leaders
New England
Passing
T. Brady
64 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
S. Michel
9 rush, 40 yards
Receiving
J. Edelman
2 rec, 19 yards, 0 TD
Kansas City
Passing
P. Mahomes
0 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
D. Williams
2 rush, 3 yards
Receiving
S. Watkins
0 rec, 0 yards, 0 TD
Patriots
Chiefs
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
T. Brady 7 9 64 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
S. Michel 9 40 1 11
J. White 3 11 0 5
R. Burkhea... 2 4 0 3
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
J. Edelman 2 19 0 14
R. Gronkow... 2 19 0 13
R. Burkhea... 2 11 0 6
C. Patters... 1 15 0 15
J. White 0 0 0 0
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
P. Mahomes 0 2 0 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
D. William... 2 3 0 5
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
S. Watkins 0 0 0 0
Game Details
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