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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 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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U.S. Coronavirus Surge Over To Over 1.5 million [Video]

U.S. Coronavirus Surge Over To Over 1.5 million

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continues to climb as more states are easing isolation restrictions. The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. exceeded 1.5 million on Monday...

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'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates. Now, a new paper reveals they're..

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At least six killed in severe storms in Oklahoma, Texas [Video]

At least six killed in severe storms in Oklahoma, Texas

Severe storms and a tornado swept through Oklahoma and Texas, killing at least six people, injuring dozens, and leaving a trail of destruction, officials said on Thursday.

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American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic [Video]

American black and brown minorities worst hit during coronavirus pandemic

Minorities in the United States are being disproportionately affected by the spread of coronavirus due to economic disparities and lack of data collection.

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Sport could resume in empty stadiums says top U.S. disease expert [Video]

Sport could resume in empty stadiums says top U.S. disease expert

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White House coronavirus advisor Fauci suggests sports could restart under limited circumstances [Video]

White House coronavirus advisor Fauci suggests sports could restart under limited circumstances

VIDEO SHOWS: U.S. DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND MEMBER OF THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE DR. ANTHONY FAUCI BEING INTERVIEWED ON SNAPCHAT /

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White House corona virus advisor Fauci suggests sports could restart under limited circumstances [Video]

White House corona virus advisor Fauci suggests sports could restart under limited circumstances

Trump advisor Fauci see path to play in empty stadiums and strict quarantine

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Tornadoes rip U.S. South, dozens killed [Video]

Tornadoes rip U.S. South, dozens killed

Rescue workers and homeowners across the U.S. South on Monday sifted through what remained of hundreds of structures destroyed by a series of tornadoes that killed dozens of people, as the deadly..

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Deadly storms sweep U.S. south [Video]

Deadly storms sweep U.S. south

Residents in states from Tennessee to Alabama were under stay-at-home orders when deadly tornadoes ripped through their communities over the weekend. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Empty churches, online services mark Easter during coronavirus [Video]

Empty churches, online services mark Easter during coronavirus

Political leaders and health experts urged Americans celebrating Good Friday and the Easter weekend to avoid church gatherings and observe the holidays at home to stem the spread of the coronavirus...

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Louisiana man loses 10 family members, friends to virus [Video]

Louisiana man loses 10 family members, friends to virus

Gary Harrell, a business owner in Louisiana, said he lost 10 family members and friends to the coronavirus. Most of them were African American. Their deaths come with the announcement that black people..

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Dr. Fauci comments on higher rate of mortality among African-Americans [Video]

Dr. Fauci comments on higher rate of mortality among African-Americans

The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to..

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Walgreens to launch 15 mobile coronavirus testing sites [Video]

Walgreens to launch 15 mobile coronavirus testing sites

Walgreens Boots Alliance is launching 15 'drive thru' coronavirus testing sites in the U.S. The tests are able to produce results in a matter of minutes. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States..

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African Americans more likely to die from COVID-19, data shows [Video]

African Americans more likely to die from COVID-19, data shows

Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are more likely to die from COVID-19, highlighting longstanding disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care, experts said...

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Some U.S. churchgoers defy stay-at-home order [Video]

Some U.S. churchgoers defy stay-at-home order

Despite Louisiana having one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the United States, worshippers at Life Tabernacle Church right outside Baton Rouge are defying the state's stay-at-home orders and..

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U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week of crisis [Video]

U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week of crisis

The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death tolls exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, while eight states still don't have..

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U.S. Braces: 'Hardest, Saddest' Week, Some Churches Defy Orders [Video]

U.S. Braces: 'Hardest, Saddest' Week, Some Churches Defy Orders

(Reuters) - The United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis with the death toll exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana, but a few governors still..

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US Preps For More Coronavirus Struggles, Deaths [Video]

US Preps For More Coronavirus Struggles, Deaths

The United States has entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the novel coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. According to Reuters, the death toll is exploding in New York, Michigan and Louisiana. Some..

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Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor [Video]

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and..

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Louisiana extends stay-at-home order until May 15

Gov. John Bel Edwards is extending Louisiana's stay-at-home order through May 15. He said Monday that some regions of the state haven't shown enough progress in fighting the coronavirus outbreak to..
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1 officer dead, 1 wounded in Louisiana shooting

Police say a shooting in Louisiana's capital city has left one veteran police officer dead and another officer wounded and fighting for his life. (April 26)  
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South could be hit with 'large hail, heavy rain' and tornadoes

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More severe storms are forecast for the South on Friday

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Storms rip through Mississippi after tornadoes leave multiple dead in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana

Multiple people were killed Wednesday after flooding and apparent tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.
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Defiant pastor arrested, released on bond

Louisiana authorities arrested a pastor on an assault charge Tuesday after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings, but later..
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'This is not real life'- the Louisiana family devastated by the coronavirus

Susan Morrison lost her 39-year-old stepbrother, Lawrence Jones, from coronavirus complications on April 8. A day later, her 83-year-old father, Feaster Dorsey, also became a COVID-19 victim.
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Pastor Faces Assault Charge After Dispute With Protester Over Social Distancing

Tony Spell backed up a church bus toward a man who had been protesting outside Life Tabernacle Church, which has defied Louisiana’s ban on public gatherings, the authorities said. He did not hit the..
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U.S. Supreme Court requires unanimous jury verdicts for serious crimes

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict in serious crimes, siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the..
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‘Something Is Going to Explode’: When Coronavirus Strikes a Prison

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'People are falling sick every day:' Lawsuit accuses feds of 'slow-walking' releases at troubled Louisiana prison

Inmates at a federal prison in Louisiana where the coronavirus has caused six prisoner deaths are seeking the release of hundreds of offenders.
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Easter tornadoes rip through South

Severe weather and tornadoes swept across the South, killing at least 18 people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains.  
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Easter tornadoes in Deep South cause multiple deaths

An Easter storm system that brought tornadoes to Mississippi and Louisiana caused multiple fatalities.
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At least six people were killed on Sunday as a strong storm system swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, spinning off more than a dozen tornadoes and leaving behind a path of destruction, state and..
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The storm tore a destructive path across parts of the South, where a tornado in northeastern Louisiana damaged houses and commercial buildings.
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A tornado touched down in northeastern Louisiana, damaging houses and commercial buildings. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for parts of Alabama and Tennessee.
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UFC fighter's charity donating 1,000 meals to hospital staff

Dustin Poirier's The Good Fight Foundation will be providing 1,000 meals throughout Easter week to staff at hospitals in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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Big rig driver Tanuya White was running essential products from Chicago to Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday when she stopped to sample food truck fare at a rest stop on Interstate 30 near Social..
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One worker injured in fire at Valero's Meraux, Louisiana, refinery

One worker was injured in a fire at Valero Energy Corp's 125,000 barrel-per-day Meraux, Louisiana, refinery early Friday morning, a company spokeswoman said.
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Explosion rocks Valero Meraux, Louisiana, refinery: local TV

An early morning explosion rocked Valero Energy Corp's 125,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on the east side of New Orleans, a New Orleans television station reported.
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that the state is seeing encouraging signs in its fight against coronavirus, but cautioned that everyone still has to follow stay-at-home orders. (April..
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Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

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At the state line on Interstate 10, Texas state troopers now actively check drivers coming from Louisiana, where the coronavirus has hit hard. (April 6)  
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U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as some churches defy stay-at-home orders

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Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order

The pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge held services on Sunday in defiance of a stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, telling worshippers they..
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Governors warn of dire ventilator shortages as virus pandemic rages. Trump says some are playing 'politics'

"Some states have more ventilators than they need," Trump said Saturday. But governors in states like New York and Louisiana say dire shortages loom.
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Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

The attorney general directed the Bureau of Prisons to prioritize the early release of some prisoners from federal correctional institutions in Louisiana, Connecticut and Ohio.
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New York in 'race against time' as Trump stresses face masks are voluntary

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