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    House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

    Updated: 10:58 AM 1/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday. He told them GOP leaders are finalizing plans to authorize litigation to block Obama's... (More)
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    Lawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage

    Lawmaker threatens to 'out' hypocrites opposing gay marriage

    Updated: 12:15 PM 1/27/2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children. State Rep. Patricia Todd, a Birmingham Democrat, says she was furious over some of the comments made by some colleagues after they... (More)
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    Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    Updated: 12:13 PM 1/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty. Richard Morrison, chairman of the board for BP... (More)
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    Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

    Twins who ran major US drug ring sentenced to 14 years each

    Updated: 11:50 AM 1/27/2015

    CHICAGO - A federal judge has sentenced twin Chicago brothers to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion U.S. drug franchise using cocaine and heroin supplied by Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Prosecutors asked for leniency for Pedro and Margarito Flores at Tuesday's sentencing... (More)
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    Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

    Updated: 11:11 AM 1/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing to open up drilling off a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast for the first time, even as it restricts drilling off Alaska. The plan, unveiled Tuesday, envisions auctioning areas off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia to oil companies come 2021.... (More)
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    Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

    Updated: 10:35 AM 1/27/2015

    NEW ORLEANS - A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started the city's tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated tomb vandalism. Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 will be restricted to relatives of those buried... (More)
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    Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring

    Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring

    Updated: 10:04 AM 1/27/2015

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide. The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates rose in just four states last month and were unchanged in four others. Job gains remained healthy in states with large... (More)
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    Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

    Jindal considering cuts to college fund he pushed to create

    Updated: 9:57 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - When it was created last year, a $40 million incentive fund to pay for college programs that fill high-demand jobs in Louisiana was hailed as critical to both higher education and the state's workforce needs. Now, with the state grappling with deep budget problems, Gov. Bobby Jindal... (More)
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    The Truth Behind Testosterone

    Updated: 9:25 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new trend with men. Cut through the hype. Are you, or is your man, doing it right? Thursday on WBRZ News 2 at 10 p.m.

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    The Pledge of Allegiance: Park Forest Elementary

    Updated: 8:47 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Today's Pledge of Allegiance comes from the 4th grade at Park Forest Elementary.

    Be sure to watch The Daily Pledge every weekday on 2une In at 5:58 a.m. to see if your child's school is featured.

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    Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    Updated: 6:01 AM 1/27/2015

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... (More)
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    Deputies release video of speeding cars connected to double murder

    Updated: 6:01 AM 1/27/2015

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies believe a home surveillance system captured two cars speeding away from a double-murder scene Monday afternoon. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30. Investigators believe the killers drove away in Booker's white, 2007 Dodge Magnum sedan. Video... (More)
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    Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Southern Hoops splits road games with Alabama State

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    MONTGOMERY, AL - Southern Men's and Women's hoops squads split their SWAC road contests at Alabama State. The men falling in overtime to the Hornets, 63-59. Adrian Rodgers led all Jags with 21 points. Southern falls to 6-2 in the SWAC, while the Hornets stay undefeated at 7-0. ... (More)
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    One lane of Government St. to be closed Tuesday morning

    One lane of Government St. to be closed Tuesday morning

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials announced Monday afternoon the outside eastbound lane of Government Street will be closed for one to two hours under the Interstate 110 overpass beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. According to LADOTD, the closure is required so that workers can take soil samples beneath... (More)
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    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    LSU Baseball ranked No. 2 in 2015 preseason poll

    Updated: 6:00 AM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - LSU came in at the No. 2 position in the 2015 Baseball America preseason poll released Monday afternoon, giving the Tigers their second Top 4 ranking among teams in the nation as they rank No. 4 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released at the end... (More)
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    Sun again

    Sun again

    Updated: 5:26 AM 1/27/2015

    Sunny afternoons will continue in the Southern United States while travel impacts from a major Northeast blizzard are felt around the country. THE FORECAST: Today and Tonight: Your Tuesday starts off cooler and ends up warmer when compared to Monday. Sun will again headline the skies as thermometers... (More)
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