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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn Mississippi's 2012 law, which would have shuttered the state's only abortion clinic.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Medicine, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

4 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Louisiana Association of the Society of Cincinnati hosts a party in honor of scholar Alexis de Ponteves

As the American Revolutionary War drew to a close in 1783, the Society of Cincinnati was founded by officers of the Continental Army and its French counterparts.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

7 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

Tony Perkins goes right, US Chamber left, in Louisiana US Senate Race

In political elections, endorsements often play a key role. Candidates frequently expend plenty of time and resources soliciting endorsements from major organizations and individuals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Ron Paul

12 hrs ago | Nova News Now

Louisiana actor performing Evangeline in Yarmouth makes pilgrimage to Grand Pr

Gonzales, Louisiana native Ranji Bercegeay, who plays the role of Gabriel in a Tusket musical, posed with Evangeline Claire Boudreau-Robertson from Wedgeport.

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Related Topix: Gonzales, LA

12 hrs ago | WBRZ

Help a child in need, become a Louisiana Mentor

If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Family, Kids

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

A third of consumers with credit files had debts in collections last year

That amounts to 35 percent of consumers with credit files or data reported to a major credit bureau, according to the study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Entertainment, Television

18 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu

Mon Jul 28, 2014

York Press

Hollywood action man Steven Seagal meets with North Yorkshire Police

Aikido master Seagal, 62, starred in movies including Under Seige, Hard To Kill and Out For Justice, but is now touring Europe with his blues band, and visited Leeds this month for a gig.

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Related Topix: Hard to Kill, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Out for Justice, Steven Seagal, North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Merced Sun-Star

Southwest La. veterans clinics included in deal

That's according to U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, who each announced Monday that the clinics made it into the agreement between the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate veterans affairs committees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

NOLA.com

Mike Strain: Four issues facing Louisiana's agricultural community

Mike Strain, the head of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry , spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club about issues facing the state's farming sector Monday .

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

Government Executive

Blocking the Vote in Congress

A friend of mine who has been a lobbyist for years - and wants to remain anonymous so he can continue doing it a while longer - recently made the argument to me that the current Congress is not, in fact, the least productive in U.S. history.

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The News-Star

Louisiana Delta offering agriculture aviation training

Louisiana Delta Community College, in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is offering agriculture aviation training.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Contractor fearing construction worker shortage

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures showing the construction industry's need for workers will grow twice as fast as the average for all industries.

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The News-Star

Strong storms expected across northern Louisiana

Strong storms could hit northern Louisiana on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.

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Related Topix: Weather, Shreveport, LA, Farmerville, LA, Monroe, LA

The Town Talk

Market for Louisiana hot sauces up 150 percent since 2000

Louisiana, the U.S. capital of hot sauces, has exported its culinary obsession for the capsaicin-laden condiment to consumers throughout the country.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Lake Providence, LA, Avery-Island, LA, New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, LA

Philly.com

Christie caught in the middle of Common Core argument

What started out as a shared goal of improving academic standards to prepare students for college and the workforce has collided with ideological differences over states' rights and rigid opposition to President Obama.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Town Talk

Gov. Bobby Jindal: Why I fight for education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Louisiana Government, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Sunherald.com

Political fireworks in Louisiana, Mississippi

In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Thad Cochran

KATC-TV Lafayette

La Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association Announces Mr. Iberia 2014

The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association has selected Mr. Perry Segura as Mr. Iberia 2014.

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Related Topix: Cade, LA, St. Martinville, LA, New Iberia, LA

The News-Star

Saluting our men and women in uniform

July comes to an end and that means only one thing -- the start of school cannot be far behind.

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Related Topix: Covington, LA, Monroe, LA, West Monroe, LA, US Military, Fort Benning, US Army

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