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1 hr ago | NOLA.com

On the Hill: Schedule for delayed VA health clinics and GOP outraising Democrats in Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., met with Barksdale's first woman bomb commander, while Rep. Bill Cassidy urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to appeal a ruling against victims of the Stanford financial Ponzi scheme.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Representative Bill Cassidy, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

5 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Louisiana Sues State Farm Insurance

Louisiana sued State Farm Insurance on Tuesday, claiming that its collision repair practices are virtually the same as monopolistic regimes the state fought, and thought it defeated, more than 50 years ago.

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Related Topix: US News

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KBMT

Massage parlors staff busted in prostitution round-up

Five people, all operators and staff at three Louisiana massage parlors, have been arrested on prostitution-related charges following a 10-month investigation.

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The Daily Advertiser

Divide Louisiana irises for fabulous spring bloomDivide Louisiana...

Most gardeners who grow Louisiana irises know that late August through September is the best time to dig, divide and/or replant the rhizomes.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Lafayette, LA, New Orleans, LA

Bloomberg

Louisiana Abortion Clinics Sue to Block Hospital Mandate

Three Louisiana abortion providers sued to block a state law requiring their doctors get hospital admitting privileges by Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Abortion, US Governors

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Why Control of the Senate May Not Be Known Until December

Election Day is Nov. 4, but we may not know until December whether Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate in 2015.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Washington Times

Rep. McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election Friday the same as any other candidate, filling out paperwork and handing over cash to pay his qualifying fee.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

Star-Telegram.com

Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Mike Pence

NOLA.com

They bloom in spring, but late summer is the time to plant Louisiana irises

The best time to plant Louisiana irises is in August and September when they are at their most dormant or October just as they begin to grow.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, New Orleans, LA

The Times-Picayune

Best Louisiana albums of the 21st century: Chat live on Aug. 25 at noon

Alison Fensterstock was inspired by GQ magazine's July roundup of the 21 best albums of the 21stcentury so far , creating a Louisiana-only list of the new millennium's best - from Louisiana only.

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Related Topix: Folk, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Mamou, LA, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

World Magazine

Homeschool debate

Some former homeschool students are speaking out against what they consider an abusive or neglectful upbringing.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

NOLA.com

Hammond teen booked on child porn charges, Fox 8 reports

Brandon Brown of Hammond has been booked with 15 counts of possessing and one count of distributing child porn.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

JD Supra

Louisiana's Direct Action Statute Does Not Modify Terms of Coverage

"Direct action" statutes permit an injured plaintiff to sue an insurer for coverage under someone else's policy - the liability insurance policy of the tortfeasor who caused the injury.

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NOLA.com

Louisiana legislators take Common Core trip to Oklahoma

Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, is one of five legislators traveling to Oklahoma to talk to elected officials there about repealing Common Core.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lake Charles, LA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

The Times-Picayune

Lenar Whitney looks to Tea Party, women and south Louisianians for votes in 6th District

State Rep. Lenar Whitney, R-Houma, fills out paperwork to qualify as a candidate in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the state Secratary of State's office.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Houma, LA

Politico

DSCC targets Louisiana - Alaska air wars rage on - Immigration cools as CO-06 issue

The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro's Morning Score.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Mike Coffman, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform

HeraldSun.com

HSNWS 8-21 southern folklife collection photo 1.jpg

During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.

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Related Topix: Folk, Tift Merritt, Country, Australia, Oceania, World News, Pop/Rock, The Byrds

The Town Talk

Coalition begins tackling ex-offender problemCoalition begins...

Coalition begins tackling ex-offender problem Several barriers to successful re-entry identified Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2014/08/20/coalition-begins-tackling-ex-offender-problem/14369367/ They often have little to no money and resources.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

NOLA.com

Peggy Scott to retire from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peggy Scott has announced that she will retire from her position in July of 2015.

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Related Topix: Louisiana State University, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Fox News

Louisiana Senate race: Yes, Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out victory in 2014

Feb. 20, 2013: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Opinion

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