Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department says voters likely had the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald on their minds when th
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Warm and casual Southwest style is hot in decor

Southwestern style's earthy colors, rich textures, tribal patterns, rustic elements are back in the decor spotlight
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Average US price of gas jumps 10 cents per gallon, to $2.44

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline is up 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.44
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Louisiana cap on legislative wining and dining grows to $62

Lobbyists can spend a tiny bit more wining and dining Louisiana state lawmakers and other public officials, beginning July 1
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Wanted: Louisiana seafood chefs for cook-off competition

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is on the hunt for the state's best seafood chefs, to compete in an annual cook-off
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Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

Javonte Smart caps 29-point performance with crucial rebound, go-ahead free throws in final seconds as No. 13 LSU beats No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80
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Calipari Kentucky's 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

Kentucky coach John Calipari surpassed Joe B. Hall on the school's all-time wins list and is second behind Adolph Rupp after an 80-53 victory over Auburn
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Edwards to join other governors at Washington meeting

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington for a weekend meeting with the nation's governors
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Democrats try to make gains with governors in 2019 elections

Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year,
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Louisiana borrows $360M to resupply construction account

Louisiana is borrowing $360 million to replenish the account that pays for state-financed construction work, the state's first general obligation bond sale in n
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Louisiana agriculture hall of fame gets second female member

Louisiana's agricultural hall of fame will have four new members in March, including its second female member
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Louisiana candidates for governor show their donor numbers

Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front
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Louisiana governor announces Feb. 21 state business summit

Gov. John Bel Edwards is launching a Louisiana business summit this month that he says will link business leaders with state government officials
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Coastal agency: Hundreds of acres of marsh built, restored

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority says it has built or nourished 600 acres of marsh in Cameron Parish, and is nearly finished with a sl
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Louisiana aims to improve at-risk drinking water systems

Louisiana is taking a deep dive into its drinking water pipes and pumps as it tries to avoid a potential disaster
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Louisiana drops warning against eating fish from Sibley Lake

Authorities say PCBs no longer contaminate fish in a central Louisiana lake, so people can stop limiting the amount of their catch that they eat
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2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim

Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Lab
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Louisiana legislative agencies build $85 million surplus

Louisiana's legislative agencies have socked away hefty surpluses, quietly building up $85 million in the bank without mentioning the money in annual budget hea
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Dean of Southern University's agricultural college resigns

The dean of Southern University's agricultural college has resigned as it's entering into Louisiana's medical marijuana market
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LSU vet school given $11.5M grant for lung disease research

Louisiana State University's veterinary school is getting an $11.5 million federal health grant to start a center aimed at finding ways to treat and prevent lun
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Sequined flags depict Haitian Vodou spirits, in New Orleans

Fourteen beach-towel-sized flags covered in glittering sequins to evoke the Haitian Vodou spirits called "lwa" hang in the Great Hall at the New Orleans Museum
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Officer killed in crash was shot in face the year before

Police say an officer in Louisiana killed as he escorted a funeral procession on his motorcycle survived being shot in the face less than a year before
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Unclaimed Mega Millions winning runner-up ticket to expire

A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for the Sept. 4 drawing has yet to be claimed
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Louisiana Legislature seeking youth advisory council members

Louisiana's Legislature is looking for high school students interested in public policy
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