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Should Bars Reopen? [Video]

Should Bars Reopen?

The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now..

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Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges [Video]

Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges

CNN reports Hurricane Chris is facing a murder charge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Around 1 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally shot at a Texaco convenience store. The man was identified by the local coroner's..

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Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Louisiana [Video]

Storm Cristobal makes landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cristobal brought heavy rains to the Southeastern United States over the weekend before making landfall in Louisiana late on Sunday. Gloria Tso reports.

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Dolphins In The Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying [Video]

Dolphins In The Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying

Barataria Bay is a marshy jewel in the heart of the vast Louisiana bayou. Its unparalleled natural ecosystem was once a hideout for smugglers and malcontents like Jean Lafitte, who ruled the labyrinth..

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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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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. urges staying home despite progress

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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African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

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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Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau in their states but warned against complacency as the..
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Texas troopers check drivers coming from Louisiana

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' week as coronavirus deaths mount

The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and..
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U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as some churches defy stay-at-home orders

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 resisted issuing..
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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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U.S. enters 'hardest, saddest' week in coronavirus crisis

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 and some governors calling for a national..
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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

Two of the principal U.S. coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in COVID-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages on whether Americans..
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Louisiana resident pays tribute to Ellis Marsalis

Grief in Isolation: Woman plays calliope in honor of Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz pianist and teacher who died of pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus. (April 3)  
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Life, Covid-Free, After 22 Days in the Hospital

Mark Frilot, and his wife, Heaven, became ambassadors of a sort — of the seriousness of coronavirus — to their conservative Louisiana community.
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Louisiana gov.: Lack of ventilators is main issue

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the biggest issue for the the state right now is getting enough ventilators during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana confirmed a 42% spike in coronavirus..
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U.S. prosecutors resist calls to free inmates as coronavirus spreads

Five inmates at a federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, have died since March 28 after contracting the coronavirus. Harold Lee’s family fears he could be next.
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Number of Louisiana virus cases spikes

Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes. (April 3)  
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Death toll from COVID-19 at Oakdale prison in Louisiana continues to climb

The death toll from COVID-19 at a U.S. prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has continued climbing, with a fourth inmate now dead, the Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday, as it grappled with outbreaks at..
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Third inmate at Louisiana's Oakdale prison has died from coronavirus: official

The novel coronavirus on Wednesday killed two more inmates in the U.S. federal prison system, also in the Oakdale, Louisiana, facility where the system's first death occurred on Saturday, a spokesman..
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Faithful flock to Louisiana church despite virus ban

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Louisiana pastor charged for violating ban on gatherings: 'We will continue to have church'

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran called Spell's decision to hold service despite the social distancing orders "reckless and irresponsible."  
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Hundreds congregate for Sunday service

Hundreds arrive by bus and in personal vehicles for Sunday services at Louisiana church, defying governor's ban on large gatherings. (March 30)  
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Prisoner serving time for drug charge is first U.S. inmate to die from COVID-19

Patrick Jones, a 49-year-old prisoner in Louisiana who was serving a 27-year prison term for a drug charge, became the first federal inmate to die from COVID-19, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)..
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Pentagon eyes Chicago, Michigan, Florida, Louisiana as coronavirus spreads

The U.S. military is watching coronavirus infection trends in Chicago, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana with concern as it weighs where else it may have deploy, after boosting aid to New York,..
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President Donald Trump has agreed to set up federal field hospitals in Louisiana, where the number of known coronavirus cases jumped 28% in one day. (March 27)  
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U.S. has most coronavirus cases in world, next wave aimed at Louisiana

The number of U.S. coronavirus infections climbed above 82,000 on Thursday, surpassing the national tallies of China and Italy, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in..
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Louisiana pastor says he has 1,000 people at services, defying state coronavirus orders

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The burden caused by the fast-spreading coronavirus accelerated across the United States on Wednesday beyond the hot spots of New York, California and Washington state as Louisiana and others faced a..
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Coronavirus forces states to order nearly one in three Americans to stay home

Nearly one in three Americans was under orders on Sunday to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states to enact broad..
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Her Facebook Friends Asked If Anyone Was Actually Sick. She Had an Answer.

Heaven Frilot is normally a private person. But this is not a normal time. So she and her husband are now the face of the coronavirus for their conservative Louisiana community.
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Last Call: Many New Orleans businesses closing

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Ohio Moves to Postpone Primary Over Coronavirus Concerns

The other three states scheduled to vote on Tuesday said they were pressing ahead, even as Ohio and Kentucky moved to postpone their primaries, joining Georgia and Louisiana in doing so.
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How Coronavirus Has Affected the 2020 Primary Campaign Calendar

Georgia and Louisiana have delayed their primary elections. Wyoming has suspended its in-person Democratic caucus voting. Here are the latest updates on changes to the 2020 presidential race.
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Georgia Postpones Its Primary as Virus Upends Voting

Georgia joins Louisiana as the second state to delay voting because of the coronavirus. Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio are still set to vote on Tuesday.
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LSU Tigers coach Ed Orgeron offers important health advice in wake of coronavirus spread

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Could the 2020 Election Be Postponed? Only With Great Difficulty. Here’s Why.

With Louisiana delaying its primary vote, we answer six key questions about holding elections in a crisis. And no, a president cannot cancel an election with executive authority.
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The state of Louisiana has postponed its Democratic and Republican presidential primaries in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, U.S. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said on Friday.
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