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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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Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots

Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches..

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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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Small plane lands amid Louisiana traffic

A Louisiana pilot experiencing engine trouble makes a safe emergency landing on a highway. (July 3)  
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I run a Louisiana abortion clinic. Despite Supreme Court win, I'm nervous for our future.

States have passed hundreds of anti-abortion laws in the last few years. At the Supreme Court, we were successful in striking down just one.
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Here's the latest for Monday, June 29th: WH denies Trump briefed about US troop bounties; Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law; More Florida beaches to close as virus cases rise;..
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Science prevails in Supreme Court ruling on abortion law that provided no medical benefit

The Supreme Court followed scientific research and evidence when it came to abortion in Louisiana. All courts and lawmakers should do the same.
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Activists react to SCOTUS abortion clinic ruling

A divided Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics on Monday, ruling the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates..
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in..
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Supreme Court Elevates Abortion in Senate Campaigns

The court’s rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for..
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic restrictions in Louisiana, a defeat for conservatives

More abortion cases are headed the high court's way as both sides focus on upholding or overruling the 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
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A DNA Mix-Up Involving a Washing Machine Kept a Man in Jail for 3 Years

The Louisiana case highlights how prosecutors and crime labs withhold key documents from defense lawyers, keeping some defendants in custody for months or years.
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Son of black man who died in custody speaks out

The son of a black man who died in police custody two months ago said he feels the family has been denied the truth about what happened. The interaction caught on video shows officers hitting and..
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The United States resumed deportation flights to Guatemala Tuesday, nearly a month after the Central American country refused to accept them. A flight from Alexandria, Louisiana landed in the..
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Tropical Storm Cristobal hits Louisiana, Mississippi and other parts of Gulf of Mexico

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

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