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New Orleans: Largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.


Damaged Hard Rock hotel will be completely demolished, New Orleans officials say

The demolition process will take nine weeks, followed by three months of cleanup. The building's owners will cover all costs.
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Search continues for worker after Hard Rock Hotel collapse

The search continues in New Orleans for a construction worker, buried in the rubble of the Hard Rock Hotel. It partially collapsed Saturday. Mireya Villarreal reports.
CBS News - Published

Videos for New Orleans

Hard Rock cranes come crashing down in controlled explosion [Video]Hard Rock cranes come crashing down in controlled explosion

New Orleans demolition crews on Sunday used controlled explosions to take down two damaged construction cranes at the site of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans that partially collapsed last week,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

New Orleans mayor calls fatal hotel collapse 'real tragedy' [Video]New Orleans mayor calls fatal hotel collapse 'real tragedy'

The mayor of New Orleans on Saturday night told reporters the fatal collapse of a Hard Rock hotel under construction that killed at least two people was a "real tragedy" and that they were bringing in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Video captures Hard Rock Hotel's collapse, ensuing chaos [Video]Video captures Hard Rock Hotel's collapse, ensuing chaos

Amateur video captured the Hard Rock Hotel's outer wall come crashing down as horrified passengers on a New Orleans trolley watched on Saturday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

New Orleans hotel collapses, one dead, at least 18 injured [Video]New Orleans hotel collapses, one dead, at least 18 injured

One person was killed and at least 18 were injured after the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapsed on Saturday (October 12), authorities said. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Partial building collapse at Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans kills one and hospitalises 18 [Video]Partial building collapse at Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans kills one and hospitalises 18

A partial collapse of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, USA has killed one person.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:46Published


2 killed in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse

Rescue crews in New Orleans spent the day searching for a missing worker after a hotel under construction collapsed on the outskirts of the French Quarter. At least two people were killed when the Hard..
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Ryan, Brees discuss Atlanta win over New Orleans

Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Saints QB Drew Brees discuss Atlanta's 26-9 win over New Orleans. (Feb. 11)  
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Hurricane Nate makes landfall

Hurricane Nate made landfall as a category one hurricane in southeast Louisiana Saturday night, and then again this morning, outside Biloxi, Miss. It has since weakened to a tropical storm. Mark..
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New Orleans' chief public defender tells Anderson Cooper that until he can ensure every client gets the defense they deserve, he'll continue to turn cases away.
CBS News - Published

Behind the decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee

The mayor of New Orleans took down a monument to the Confederate general. Who asked him to do it? One of the city's most famous musicians: Wynton Marsalis
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What happened to removed Confederate statues?

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells Anderson Cooper why he feels monuments to the Confederacy need to be removed and where two of the monuments temporarily stand.
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Confederate statues gathering dust

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells Anderson Cooper why he pulled down four Confederate statues, and where he's stashed two of them.
CBS News - Published

ALS patient discusses fleeing Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

While covering Hurricane Maria in 2017, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud met Carmelo Diaz and his wife Bere Padilla. Diaz had been battling ALS for nearly three decades, and was forced to evacuate..
CBS News - Published

Ex-New Orleans mayor leads initiative focused on racism's legacy

The former New Orleans mayor is leading an initiative that calls for a reckoning with the legacy of racism in the U.S.
CBS News - Published

Mitch Landrieu on racism in the South, says Joe Biden "is our best chance" in 2020

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu helped lead the charge to remove Confederate statues in his city. Now he’s leading an initiative that calls for a reckoning with the legacy of racism. The..
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Former New Orleans Mayor backs Joe Biden

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu hasn't officially endorsed Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, but he feels Biden is the one most capable of defeating President Donald Trump in 2020...
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Report on race: The South ‘Divided by Design’

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is tackling the race issue, starting with a report called "Divided by Design," based on surveys and interviews with people in 28 communities in 13 Southern..
USATODAY.com - Published

Officials conduct implosions at site of collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans

Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the..
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Explosives Fail to Take Down Crane at Site of Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

One crane came down completely, but a second one remained dangling over the side of a building in New Orleans.
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Worker injured in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse detained by ICE

A man injured in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse is being detained by immigration authorities, according to his attorney. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson Bryan Cox confirmed to CBS..
CBS News - Published

New Orleans demolishes cranes at collapsed hotel

Officials say demolition of 2 precariously learning cranes atop a partly collapsed New Orleans hotel went 'exactly' as expected; efforts would now focus on finding and removing 2 bodies still in ruined..
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Implosion at Hard Rock Hotel site topples crane onto New Orleans street

"I would tell you I do not think it could go much better," New Orleans Fire Department Chief Tim McConnell said
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories October 20 5P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, October 20th: US troops leaving Syria for Iraq; Thousands protest corruption in Lebanon; New Orleans tries to demolish cranes after partial hotel collapse; Qantas..
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Tropical storm menaces U.S. southeast, New Orleans to demolish cranes

Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, packing life-threatening storm surge, with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could..
Reuters - Published

New Orleans to Use Explosives to Topple Cranes on Hard Rock Hotel

With a storm moving through the Gulf of Mexico, the authorities were hurrying to bring down the cranes at the site of a building collapse that killed three people.
NYTimes.com - Published

Video shows workers were concerned days before Hard Rock Hotel collapse

There are fears of another possible collapse at a construction site in New Orleans where a new Hard Rock Hotel is being built. A new video shows workers were concerned about the safety of the..
CBS News - Published

Video purports to show flaws inside Hard Rock Hotel before collapse

There's disturbing new video from inside the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, purportedly shot two days before part of it collapsed. It was uncovered by our New Orleans affiliate, WWL-TV. The video,..
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Video purports to show concerns days before hotel collapse

"This is seriously bad," one worker is heard saying in the video purporting to show the condition of the half-built Hard Rock Cafe hotel in New Orleans before it collapsed
CBS News - Published

Louisiana's controversial abortion law puts clinics at risk of closure

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving Louisiana's restrictions on abortion providers. The law leaves the state's three abortion providers at risk of closure. CBS News reporter Kate Smith..
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'Very dangerous situation': Two dead, one still missing after Hard Rock hotel collapse

Two people were killed and 19 injured Saturday when a Hard Rock Hotel construction project in New Orleans collapsed. At least one person is missing.
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What's at stake as Supreme Court takes up Louisiana abortion case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on a controversial abortion law in Louisiana. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN from New Orleans with details.
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New Orleans hotel collapse: Family of missing man camping out near site

Rescuers in New Orleans are still searching for a missing construction worker in the rubble of a deadly building collapse. Dramatic video captured part of the Hard Rock Hotel toppling onto a busy..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: President orders full withdrawal from northern Syria

Hundreds of ISIS supporters escape, as most U.S. troops in Syria pull back in response to the Turkish invasion. Also, dramatic video shows a hotel in New Orleans toppling onto a busy street. All that..
CBS News - Published

Country star Trace Adkins, actress Victoria Pratt marry – and Blake Shelton officiates

Trace Adkins and Victoria Pratt married Saturday in New Orleans. Helping the pair tie the knot was none other than Adkins' friend Blake Shelton.
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One killed as hotel under construction collapses in New Orleans

One person was killed and at least 18 injured in New Orleans on Saturday when part of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed, filling a street with wreckage and clouds of dust.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Hard Rock Hotel partially collapses in New Orleans

A large portion of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning, killing one person and injuring 19 others, authorities said.
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1 dead, 19 injured after Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans

The building is considered unstable and officials said further collapse is possible
CBS News - Published

Hard Rock hotel construction collapse in New Orleans: At least 1 dead, several missing

The construction of a Hard Rock hotel on Canal Street collapsed Saturday morning in New Orleans. You can watch the harrowing moments here.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gene testing firm gets 25-year ban in $42.6 million kickback settlement

A New Orleans-based genetics testing company and its three principals will pay $42.6 million to resolve charges they defrauded the federal government by paying kickbacks for referrals and billing for..
Reuters - Published

32 things we learned from Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season

A surprise in London, offensive explosion in Houston and lockdown performance in New Orleans were among the big highlights of NFL Week 5.
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 4 NFL picks: Do Saints deal Cowboys first loss?

Cowboys roll into New Orleans with 3-0 record, but will they remain one of league's eight unbeaten teams?
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Hong Kong to New Orleans: 20 cities where street food is king, ranked by My Late Deals

My Late Deals ranked cities around the world for their street food, based on number of vendors, affordability, number of street tours and sanitation.
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Thicker Than Water

In natural disasters, people often focus on the major cities hit hardest — New Orleans, Houston, Miami — but what of the small towns in between? The CBSN Originals documentary, "Thicker Than..
CBS News - Published

Fugitive pig, proverb library, sodium warnings: News from around our 50 states

Swiss women tackle Homer Simpson’s food tour of New Orleans, huge muscle car auction becomes event of the summer in Iowa, and more
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WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday

WWII veteran Lawrence Brooks celebrates his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. (Sept. 12)  
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Sazerac House celebrates NOLA's cocktail culture

The Sazerac House, a New Orleans cocktail museum named after one of the city’s most famous libations, opens to the public next month. (Sept. 10)  
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10/6/17: CBSN Evening News

People in New Orleans brace for tropical storm Nate to hit Gulf Coast this weekend, 48 Hours on the murder of a NYC police officer
CBS News - Published

New Orleans TV anchor dies in plane crash

The TV news anchor died in a plane crash while working on a story about a pilot
CBS News - Published

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