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Louisiana: State in the southern United States
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.


To Save Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast, Build a Mini Mississippi Near Boston

A $1.4 billion project to protect the Louisiana coast from subsidence and climate change is being tested in a warehouse-size lab in Massachusetts.
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Ice likely caused fiery rural Louisiana plane crash that killed three, report says

The plane was on its way from Jackson, Mississippi, to Shreveport. The Monroe Regional Airport tower lost contact with the plane at 2:10 p.m.  
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CDC warns U.S. on coronavirus; stock losses deepen [Video]CDC warns U.S. on coronavirus; stock losses deepen

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday alerted Americans to prepare for the possible spead of the coronavirus to the U.S., sparking another sharp drop on Wall Street. Conway G...

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Brother greets sibling from school wearing costumes in U.S. [Video]Brother greets sibling from school wearing costumes in U.S.

Creative brother greets younger sibling from school in different costumes in Central Louisiana

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'Eddie DeBartolo is a great man' -Jim Brown [Video]'Eddie DeBartolo is a great man' -Jim Brown

Former NFL players and friends spoke to reporters outside the White House after U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.

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Armed Granny Busts Granddaughter Out From Hospital [Video]Armed Granny Busts Granddaughter Out From Hospital

Newser reports a 66-year-old woman was arrested Saturday evening at a hotel in Louisiana. The arrest came after a rather extraordinary day on the lam with her 12-year-old granddaughter. Police say that..

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Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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Impeachment 'papers' going to Senate: top House Dem [Video]Impeachment 'papers' going to Senate: top House Dem

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat after Nancy Pelosi, said the formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump will be going to the Senate after Pelosi confirmed..

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Five people killed in plane crash in Louisiana - local media [Video]Five people killed in plane crash in Louisiana - local media

Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and..

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A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight

A 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in..
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Gas prices keep falling. Could the Louisiana refinery fire change that?

A fire erupted at Baton Rouge's ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana late Tuesday night. Experts say the fire is unlikely to affect gas prices.
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Fire erupts at ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana

A fire inside an ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana turned the night sky a shade of orange and sent a large plume of smoke into the air. No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the..
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Louisiana church fires: Holden Matthews pleads guilty to state, federal crimes

Holden Matthews had pleaded guilty to hate crimes after setting fire to three predominately black Louisiana churches.
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Three people dead in fiery rural Louisiana plane crash

The plane was on its way from Jackson, Mississippi, to Shreveport. The Monroe Regional Airport tower lost contact with the plane at 2:10 p.m.
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Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect

He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.
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AP Top Stories February 4 P

Here are the top stories for Tuesday, Feb. 4th: Buttigieg leads in partial Iowa caucus results; Hong Kong hospitals cut services as workers strike; Trump prepares for State of the Union; Louisiana..
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Gulf island is restored ahead of nesting season

A Louisiana island vital to the state's brown pelicans has been restored after decades of erosion and crippling oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010. (Feb. 4)  
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A teen stole an ambulance. Then, she took cops on a high-speed chase across state lines.

A 19-year-old Texas woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly leading police on a chase from Dallas to Bossier City, Louisiana in a stolen ambulance.
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Robocalls hit 58.5 billion in 2019, up 22%. Residents in some states get 2 or more daily

Robocalls continued to rise in 2019. While Washington, D.C. and Louisiana averaged most per person, Texas got the most; West Virginia increased most.
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LSU's Ed Orgeron almost got kicked off his college team; now he's a state hero

This small city in Louisiana is both proud and brokenhearted on the eve of the college football national championship game between LSU and Clemson
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Drone footage shows tornado damage in Louisiana

Drone footage on Saturday revealed damaged landscapes and devastated property following a tornado and severe storms in Louisiana. (Jan. 11)  
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Twin Court Rulings Buoy Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

The decisions, in Texas and Louisiana, come as the administration has found itself behind schedule on the president’s promise to build 450 miles of border wall by 2021.
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Solidarity march, RoboCop statue, snowball shooting: News from around our 50 states

High school teaches coastal restoration in Louisiana, towing company gives out $10M in bonuses in South Dakota, and more
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Family of Clemson star RB Travis Etienne receiving threats ahead of title game against LSU

"One person said we had less than 24 hours to get out of Louisiana," said Donnetta Etienne, mother of Clemson's Travis Etienne, on LSU fans' threats.
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Five people, heading to college football game, killed in plane crash in Louisiana: local media

Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and..
Reuters - Published

Small plane crashes in Louisiana, five dead

Authorities say a small plane crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff, killing five people. (Dec. 28)  
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Five killed, four injured in small plane crash in Louisiana: local media

Five people were killed and four injured when a small twin-engine plane crashed in a U.S. Post Office parking lot in southern Louisiana just after taking off from a regional airport, local media..
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Five dead after plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana; one survivor hospitalized

A small plane crashed Saturday in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing five people. One person survived. Several people were injured on the ground.
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5 Dead in Small Plane Crash in Lafayette, La., Official Says

Videos and photographs posted online show flames and pieces of metal in a field and a lot next to United States Postal Service trucks.
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Church uses crop duster plane to bless entire town with 100 gallons of holy water

Members of St. Anne Church in Cow Island, Louisiana enlisted the help of crop duster pilots to help spread blessings to the entire town.  
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'We are our ancestors' wildest dreams': Tulane University students pose for 'powerful' photo at Louisiana plantation

The image of 15 black Tulane University medical students standing in front of the slave quarters of a Louisiana plantation has gone viral.
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Tornadoes sweep across southeastern U.S., killing at least three: officials

Tornadoes swept across swaths of the southeastern United States killing at least two people in northern Alabama and one person in Louisiana, tearing roofs off buildings, splintering trees and downing..
Reuters - Published

Trail of damage left after tornadoes and severe storms hit Deep South

A violent evening of severe weather in the Deep South left a trail of damage throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.  
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Violent Protests and Free Speech: Who’s to Blame for an Officer’s Injuries?

The A.C.L.U. asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal from DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist sued by a Louisiana police officer.
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Major legal and medical groups voice support for abortion access

Non-partisan groups, like the American Medical Association, voiced their opposition to Louisiana's abortion law.
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Damage in Mississippi from apparent tornadoes

Residents in northeast Louisiana and central Mississippi cut up fallen pine trees and assessed damage Wednesday after apparent tornadoes hit the region. Officials in Mississippi say eight to 10 houses..
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Supreme Court to hear pivotal abortion case in March

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for March 4 on a Louisiana law that could potentially shut down legal abortion access in the state. The court's ruling will also have repercussions..
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Huge chemical plant explosion in East Texas

A plant that produces chemical and petroleum-based products in East Texas exploded, blowing out windows on homes several miles away. KFDM-TV quotes County Judge Jeff Branick as saying the explosion..
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Critical abortion access case to be heard by Supreme Court on March 4

If upheld, the law in question could entirely eliminate access to legal abortion in Louisiana.
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Former 'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson marries fiancé Christian Huff

Sadie Robertson and Christian Huff have tied the knot! The "Duck Dynasty" star married her fiancé on Robertson's family farm in Louisiana on Monday.
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Poultry pardons, synthetic frogs, Freedom Rocks: News from around our 50 states

In-N-Out taking heat over 2017 wildfire in California, undergrads model 'Frozen' ocean scenario in Louisiana, and more
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Black Woman at ‘Harriet’ Screening Repeatedly Confronted by Employees

Fifteen black women accused an AMC movie theater in Louisiana of racial profiling. Theater workers asked one of the women to show them her ticket three times, she said.
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Medical implant takes aim at opioid addiction

After years of addiction, a Louisiana man got an implant while in prison to help fight his opioid cravings. He says it changed his life. Meg Farris of WWL-TV reports from New Orleans.
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Salad products recalled across 22 states due to possible E. coli contamination

Salad products containing meat and poultry are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The products were sold October 14-16 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,..
CBS News - Published

Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack

Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await..
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With Louisiana Vote, a Governor and State Chart Their Own Path

Gov. John Bel Edwards was called the “accidental governor” when he was first elected to lead Louisiana four years ago. After winning again, no one is calling him an accident now.
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President Trump Bet Big This Election Year. Here’s Why He Lost.

In Louisiana and Kentucky, Mr. Trump’s political pleas appeared to energize Democrats and political moderates as much as his own base, sending turnout in cities and suburbs soaring.
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Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election in Republican-leaning state

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Governor John Bel Edwards win re-election in Lousiana governor's race

Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards secured his re-election on Saturday night. Edwards defeated Republican challenger Eddie Rispone.
CBS News - Published

Louisiana's John Bel Edwards wins 2nd term to remain Deep South's only Democratic governor

John Bel Edwards won a second term to remain the only Democratic governor in the Deep South despite an all-out effort by President Donald Trump.
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In Louisiana, a Vote for Governor and a Test for Trump

John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, a rare Democratic governor in the South, is hoping to hold on. His opponent, Eddie Rispone, is relying on President Trump’s popularity.
NYTimes.com - Published

Louisiana voters head to the polls for governor's election

It's election day in Louisiana and voters across the state are making their way to the polls to participate in the tight runoff race for governor. Associate producer for the CBS News political unit..
CBS News - Published

Preview: Tonight’s Governor’s Race in Louisiana

The Times will have live elections results at 9 p.m. Eastern.
NYTimes.com - Published

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