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Judges Reject New Majority-Black House District

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new congressional map giving Louisiana a second majority-Black House district was rejected Tuesday by a panel of three federal...

Audubon Insectarium Adding Cicada Salad to the Menu

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it's worth noting that they're...

New Black Congressional District in Louisiana Bows to Politics, Not Race, Backers Say

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Politics and race are both factors in a pending court challenge of Louisiana's new congressional maps. How much weight each...

Appeals Court Blocks Student Loan Relief Plan

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Biden administration plan to provide student debt relief for people who say they were victims of misleading information by...

WWII Museum Adds New AI-Powered Exhibit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Olin Pickens sat in his wheelchair facing a life-sized image of himself on a screen, asking it questions about being...

New Orleans Hat Seller Honored by France for Service in WWII

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 99-year-old New Orleans businessman best known in the city as a proprietor of his family's landmark hat store on...
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11 Years Later, No End to Federal Intervention in Sight for NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Police Department's progress in complying with an 11-year-old reform agreement has “accelerated dramatically,” a federal judge said...

New Orleans Bids Joyous Farewell to Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans bade a typically joyous goodbye to Carnival season Tuesday with Mardi Gras parades, street parties and what amounted...

Mardi Gras Beads Create a Plastic Disaster. Are There Alternatives?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a beloved century-old Carnival season tradition in New Orleans — masked riders on lavish floats fling strings of colorful...

Judge: Louisiana Legislative Districts Dilute Black Voting Strength

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New state House and Senate boundary lines drawn up by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022 dilute Black voting strength in...

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