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Candidates Who Drop Out Will Still Be On November Ballot

A record number of candidates have withdrawn from their respective races since qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot.

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State Auditor Releases Nonpartisan Brief On Common Core

The 30-page report describes development of the standards, gives a sample of the changed teaching and outlines other states' use of Common Core.

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Louisiana Lags In At-Home Services For Disabled People

A new report released Monday says Louisiana has the sixth-highest number of people around the country who are developmentally disabled and living in 24-hour care facilities.

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Report: 144 Die In Louisiana Workplace Accidents

A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013.

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Oil Spill Research Grant Program Gearing Up

The National Academy of Sciences expects to start taking applications this fall for the $500 million assigned to the 30-year research program set up as a result of criminal settlements from the 2010 BP oil spill.

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State: $544,000 In Unused Airplane Tickets

The Louisiana Inspector General's Office says state agencies spent more than $500,000 on unused airplane tickets over 2 ½ years.

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Man Accused Of Threatening Judge, Attorney

Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say a 71-year-old Gonzales man has been arrested after allegedly telling a clerk of court official in Baton Rouge that he was going to kill an Ascension Parish judge, district attorney and then himself.

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Bond Reduced For Suspect In Bourbon St. Shooting

A judge has sharply reduced the bond for the only person arrested so far in connection with a June gunfight on Bourbon Street that left a bystander dead and nine people wounded.

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Initial Unemployment Claims Rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 13 increased from the previous week's total.

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DHH: 1 New Death Among 11 New West Nile Infections

State health officials report 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one new death in Louisiana that brings the total number so far to five.

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New Indictment Against Ex-BP Exec

A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Rob Maness Slams Passage Of Government Funding Bill

He says it gives Obama too much unchecked authority.

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