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Acclaimed Novelist Ernest Gaines Dies at 86

NEW ORLEANS — Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which sponsors a li...
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Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Regulation Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative cou...
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Supreme Court Restricts the Reach of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, on an 8-0 vote, ordered a lower court to take a new look at a federal agency's designation of Louisiana timberland as a critical habitat for an endangered frog found only in Mississippi. The court ruled Tuesday in a case...
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Disaster Relief? There’s an App for That!

By Raymond March Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have experienced Mother Nature at her worst. The disaster of Hurricane Harvey displaced over 60,000 and left 63 dead. Hurricane Irma left two mill...