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Louisiana: State of the United States of America
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 19th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. 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.

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Severe storms ravage North Texas [Video]

Severe storms ravage North Texas

[NFA] Powerful storms swept through North Texas on Tuesday night, leaving a trail of destruction. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Louisiana braces for sixth tropical cyclone this year [Video]

Louisiana braces for sixth tropical cyclone this year

Moving at 20 miles per hour Hurricane Zeta is expected to race across the southeast corner of the state, sweeping across the U.S. southeast and reach mid-Atlantic states by Thursday.

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Zeta weakens to a tropical storm [Video]

Zeta weakens to a tropical storm

Hurricane Zeta, the third storm of its size to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, is now a tropical storm. Bryan Wood reports.

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How A Louisiana Priest Defiled An Altar So Badly It Had To Be Burned [Video]

How A Louisiana Priest Defiled An Altar So Badly It Had To Be Burned

A Catholic church's altar in Pearl River, Louisiana, has been ceremonially burned after church officials deemed it had been irreparably defiled and desecrated. The same church, in Pearl River,..

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A bird's-eye view of Delta storm damage [Video]

A bird's-eye view of Delta storm damage

Drone footage taken Saturday (Oct 10th) showed the damaged caused by Hurricane Delta before it weakened, as it flooded streets in southwest Louisiana, a section of the state battered weeks ago by..

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Delta leaves soggy mess in storm-battered Louisiana [Video]

Delta leaves soggy mess in storm-battered Louisiana

Hundreds of thousands of residents in Louisiana were left without power while homes that took a beating just weeks ago from Hurricane Laura were now damaged further on Friday from Hurricane Delta...

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USA: Debris litters the ground after Hurricane Delta hits Louisiana [Video]

USA: Debris litters the ground after Hurricane Delta hits Louisiana

Louisiana residents emerged have begun to assess the damage caused by the second devastating storm to rage in two months.View on euronews

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Hurricane Delta weakens after making landfall [Video]

Hurricane Delta weakens after making landfall

Hurricane Delta weakened steadily on Friday after churning into a corner of southwestern Louisiana repeatedly battered by storms this year, sending residents scurrying out of harm's way and disrupting..

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Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Louisiana [Video]

Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Louisiana

Hurricane Delta made landfall in the southwestern region of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm Friday. The center of the hurricane reached land about 6 p.m. near the town of Creole with top winds of 100..

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Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Delta [Video]

Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Delta

The streets of southwest Louisiana were deserted as a powerful Hurricane Delta approached, threatening to add misery to people struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by a hurricane less than..

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Hurricane Delta slams into Mexico near Cancun [Video]

Hurricane Delta slams into Mexico near Cancun

Hurricane Delta rapidly lost strength before landfall near top Caribbean getaway Cancun on Wednesday, potentially saving the area's hotels, condos and Mayan indigenous villages from an onslaught..

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Mr. Richmond, a House member from Louisiana for a decade, will be one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the Biden administration as the head of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
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1 federal prison, 8 deaths: Report details COVID-19's early march through the system

A stinging analysis of one of the earliest and most lethal coronavirus outbreaks in the federal prison system found that a Louisiana facility, where eight inmates died, failed to implement timely..
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Louisiana family asks if race played a role in the handling of missing boy's death investigation

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Family of Quawan 'Bobby' Charles marches as Louisiana teen's death investigated as homicide

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Disappearance and Death of Louisiana Teen Raises Questions About Police Response

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Former Louisiana Rajin' Cajuns receiver Al Riles dies at 27

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Transcript: Cedric Richmond on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with Biden Campaign co-chair, Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond that aired Sunday, November 8, 2020, on "Face the Nation."
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Kathryn Shea Duncan, 24, works to promote tourism in Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by Laura and Delta this year.
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Abortion ballot measure results show stark divide

Colorado voters protected access to abortion later in pregnancy, while Louisiana paved the way to prohibit the procedure entirely.
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Election 2020: A look at sports figures on ballots and what states could add sports betting

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25 Years in Prison for Man Who Burned Down 3 Black Churches in Louisiana

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Holden Matthews, who burned 3 Black churches in Louisiana in 2019, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

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Supreme Court tosses lower court ruling against organizer DeRay Mckesson

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Supreme Court throws out First Amendment ruling against Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson

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