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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 390,144 in 2019, 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.

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Tom Brady, Drew Brees to make history in Buccaneers-Saints Week 1 opener [Video]

Tom Brady, Drew Brees to make history in Buccaneers-Saints Week 1 opener

Week 1 features the first game ever to involve two quarterbacks in their 40s: Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and New Orleans’ Drew Brees.

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Tyler Perry Is A Billionaire

Forbes magazine has declared Tyler Perry a billionaire. Perry was raised in poverty in New Orleans. CNN reports that Perry dropped out of high school and went through a period of homelessness as he..

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Tropical Storm Beta slams Texas with heavy rains, flooding

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Still reeling from Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast braces for new storm Sally

Hurricane Laura devastated Louisiana and forced thousands to New Orleans to evacuate. Now Sally has its eyes on southeastern Louisiana.
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A baby gorilla was born at the zoo in New Orleans. Audubon Zoo spokeswoman Katie Smith says keepers don't yet know the sex of the critically endangered western lowland gorilla yet. (Sept. 8)  
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Non-profit assists Hurricane Katrina victims, 15 years after the storm

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Fifteen years and $15 billion since Katrina, New Orleans is more prepared for a major hurricane. For now.

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