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Populist Edwin Edwards, a ‘Cajun King,’ loved his Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS, La. — They were tough acts to follow on the stage of 20th century Louisiana politics: the arm-flailing Depression-era orator Huey Long,...

Bonus pay for essential workers varied widely across states

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For putting their health on the line during the coronavirus pandemic, prison guards in Missouri got an extra $250 per...

Average US price of gas rises 5 cents per gallon to $3.21

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CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose a nickel over the past two weeks, to $3.21 per gallon. ...

Pandemic garbage boom ignites debate over waste as energy

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PORTLAND, Maine — America remains awash in refuse as new cases of the coronavirus decline — and that has reignited a debate about the...

Louisiana school board settles BB gun suspension lawsuits

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NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana school board agreed to pay $165,000 to settle lawsuits by parents of two children suspended last year for holding...

Biden relaunches council of governors with bipartisan group

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will relaunch the council of governors, an advisory board of governors and a number of key Cabinet...

Racial bias reports threaten Tulane med school accreditation

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Associated Press — Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to...

Hurricane Elsa threatens Florida’s northern Gulf coast

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Elsa threatened Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday after raking past the Tampa Bay region with gusty winds and...

AP: Body cam prompts new look at what killed Black motorist

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The FBI is taking the unusual step of ordering a new look at the autopsy of Black motorist Ronald Greene to consider evidence not...

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in hospice care

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NEW ORLEANS — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who turns 94 in August, announced Tuesday that he has entered hospice care after being hospitalized...