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Farmers, fishermen feeling effects of trade war

Impending tariffs on Chinese imports and exports have Louisiana farmers turning to sugarcane and the state’s fishermen hoping for more lucrative shrimping seasons ahead. (Aug. 30)  
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“You need to overprepare”: Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal shares tips for surviving a hurricane

There will be no rest in Florida this Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Dorian could be the strongest storm to hit Florida's east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. An emergency has..
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Louisiana eighth grader creates closet for students in need

A 13-year-old in Port Allen, Louisiana, created a closet in his middle school filled with clothes and school supplies for students to take. Austin Kemker from CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB reports on..
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Teen wears silly costumes to surprise little brother at bus stop

A high school senior from Louisiana surprises his 12-year-old brother in silly costumes when he gets off the school bus every day. The costumes may be embarrassing for his little bro, but he's building..
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Today in History for August 29th

Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana. (Aug. 29th)  
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Little League world champs welcomed home

The Little League World Champion team from south Louisiana was welcomed home by hundreds on Monday. (Aug. 27)  
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Louisiana beats Curacao 8-0 to win Little League World Series

With Louisiana's victory, U.S. teams have won back-to-back Little League crowns for the first time since 2009
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US citizen wrongly held in jail for his skin color and Latino name, lawsuit says

Ramon Torres, a Honduran-born U.S. citizen, was illegally held in jail, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Louisiana on Wednesday.
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Dyslexia: Cracking the code

Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and..
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Saturday Sessions: Seratones performs "Power"

Seratones, a group of rockers from Shreveport, Louisiana, got together in 2013 and created a rock-and-roll sound influenced by soul and punk. Three years later, they released their first album – and..
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Small island off Louisiana coast is quickly disappearing

Isle de Jean Charles off the coast of Louisiana has lost more than 90% of its land over the last 60 years. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal joined CBSN with more on what people who live on the..
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Disappearing Louisiana island could create America's 1st climate change refugees

Forecasters predict an "above normal" hurricane season, which is devastating news for one community. Isle de Jean Charles has lost more than 90 percent of its land over the last 60 years. Mireya..
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GOP candidate for Louisiana governor says there are only 2 genders and 'that’s the truth’

Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Republican candidate for governor of Louisiana, took aim at the LGBT community in a campaign video: "there are only two genders."
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Residents on Louisiana island may lose homes to climate change

It's expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. Rising waters are swallowing up their land, making them some of..
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Louisiana island may soon be lost to rising waters

Rising sea levels and the intrusion of salt water from the Gulf of Mexico have destroyed much of the island's natural protective barrier
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Louisiana Says ‘Oui’ to French, Amid Explosion in Dual-Language Schools

This fall, more American students than ever will start their first day of school learning in a language other than English.
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Louisiana university gun scare linked to apparent mistaken identity

A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being..
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricanes

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's..
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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died at 76

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first female governor who oversaw the state during the strikes and aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, has died Sunday afternoon at age 76. She had been battling..
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Katrina, dies at 76

Blanco was the first elected female governor in Louisiana's history. She died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.  
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Kathleen Blanco, first female governor of Louisiana, dead at 76

Blanco was governor of Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita
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Dr. Carl Weiss Jr., 84, Dies; His Father, He Said, Didn’t Kill Huey Long

Doubting the official account — that Carl Sr. had killed the Louisiana senator before being gunned down himself — a son sought to clear his father’s name.
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Charlottesville remembered, drive-thru ban, ketchup karma: News from around our 50 states

Louisiana’s new poet laureate brings unusual credentials, bear lands on deputy’s car in California, and more
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Louisiana duo found passed out in hot car with infant and meth

In addition to an eight-month-old infant in the car, deputies observed a plastic bag of suspected meth and a prescription medication.
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Transcript: Rep. Steve Scalise on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana that aired Sunday, August 11, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Woman charged with shooting at plane that was spraying for mosquitoes in Louisiana

A cell phone video showed the aircraft after Stacy Nguyen Rodgers allegedly fired at it. The aircraft was not hit, authorities say.  
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Louisiana haze, exploding toilet, Tombstone dustup: News from around our 50 states

Blocks of waste create novel school building in Hawaii, photographer hoping for civil rights museum opens his own in South Carolina, and more
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High cancer risk plagues Louisiana town near chemical plants

For decades, people in Reserve, Louisiana, have had health problems ranging from dizziness and severe headaches to liver and lung cancer
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A Relentless Jailhouse Lawyer Propels a Case to the Supreme Court

Calvin Duncan, “the most brilliant legal mind” in the nation’s largest maximum-security prison, had long questioned a Louisiana law that allows 10-to-2 jury verdicts.
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Goodell, title game officials to face questions on 'no-call'

A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January's NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous "no-call" during January's..
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Cancer risk in Louisiana town nearly 50 times higher than national average

More than 100 petrochemical plants and refineries are between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and is often referred to as a cancer alley. Residents at Reserve, Lousinana are at the center. The EPA says the..
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Why live in a town with a high cancer risk?

In Reserve, Louisiana, people have had health problems for decades, ranging from dizziness to liver and lung cancer. Many believe a nearby chemical plant is the source. Janet Shamlian spoke to resident..
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2 Officers fired for Ocasio-Cortez Facebook post

Two Louisiana police officers have been fired over a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot.  
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Two Louisiana police officers fired after Facebook post saying Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round'

One police officer posted that Ocasio-Cortez was a "vile idiot" who should be shot. The other police officer liked that Facebook post.
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Louisiana policemen fired over Facebook post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez be shot

A Louisiana policeman who suggested on Facebook that high-profile U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needed to be shot was fired on Monday, along with a second officer who "liked" his post.
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'You're breathtaking': Keanu Reeves pulls another classic Keanu move, surprises fans

The internet's new boyfriend, Keanu Reeves, found a way to surprise fans while on the way to the set of "Bill & Ted Face the Music" in Louisiana.
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It's an orangutan! Endangered species born at Louisiana zoo

The Audubon Zoo in Louisiana has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan.  
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State court suit over 'no-call' can proceed against NFL

A Louisiana judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the NFL over the blown playoff "no-call" that led to the Rams beating the Saints and advancing to the 2019 Super Bowl
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Suspect arrested in civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph's death

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joined CBSN AM from Baton Rouge to talk about the..
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Grim details emerge about man accused of killing Baton Rouge civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana are releasing new details about the man accused of killing a popular Baton Rouge civil rights activist. Ron Bell, 38, was arrested yesterday after the murder of 75-year-old Sadie..
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Police: Suspect in Sadie Roberts-Joseph Killing Was Renting a Residence From Her

The authorities said the suspect, Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was behind on rent he owed Ms. Roberts-Joseph, a respected community leader in Baton Rouge, La.
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Former tenant charged in killing of Louisiana civil rights activist

A former tenant of Baton Rouge civil rights activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph has been arrested and charged with her murder, police in Louisiana said on Tuesday.
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Suspect arrested in murder of Baton Rouge activist

Police in Louisiana have arrested a suspect in the death of local activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph. She was found dead in the trunk of her car last week. Errol Barnett joins CBSN from Baton Rouge.
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Louisiana police arrest suspect in murder of civil rights activist

Police in Louisiana on Tuesday said they arrested a suspect in the murder of a Baton Rouge civil rights activist whose body was found in the trunk of her car on Friday.
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