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Louisiana

State of the United States of America

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Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

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24/7 Wall St. created an index of violent crime, incarceration and suicide rates to identify the most peaceful and most violent states.
 
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Louisiana police are hunting for suspects in the murder of a beloved local civil rights activist. The East Baton Rouge coronor ruled the death of Sadie..
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Bland? Maybe. But Gov. John Bel Edwards brought a different tone to hurricane response than his predecessors in a state where such responses matter.
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A Louisiana civil rights activist and founder of an African-American museum was killed by "traumatic asphyxia" before her body was found in the trunk of her car..
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The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued a number of people stranded in their homes in Louisiana because of life-threatening storm conditions. (July 13)
 
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The U.S. Coast Guard released video of a helicopter crew rescuing a 77-year-old man and a dog from a home after floodwaters from Tropical Storm Barry inundated..
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry had not caused the disastrous floods that were forecast, but he..
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Flooding, tornado warnings issued for much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How to prevent overheating car batteries. Cleaning batteries, getting rid of..
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A Louisiana medical examiner is set to release on Monday the results of the autopsy of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American..
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Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old..
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Dangerous flooding from Tropical Depression Barry is threatening 11 million people across the South. Flood alerts are up across eight states and some areas could..
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As Hurricane Barry made landfall, a couple wed inside the indoor practice football field for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a special place for the..
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Tropical Depression Barry was a still hurricane when it hit Cypremort Point, Louisiana. USA TODAY Network drone pilots captured video of flooding there.
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Tropical Storm Barry crept slowly northward on Sunday, soaking Louisiana with heavy rain, but fears of catastrophic flooding in the state’s biggest cities..
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Police in Louisiana are investigating the presumed slaying of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum whose body was..
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Barry has dumped up to 15 inches of rain in some parts of Louisiana. The Coast Guard has rescued at least a dozen people, including this man and his nervous..
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The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings across the state of Louisiana as Barry continues to move inland. Broussard, Louisiana Mayor Ray..
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Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery, which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm..
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Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood..
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The U.S. Coast Guard said that a crew from Air Station New Orleans evacuated a number of people from flooded areas in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
 
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Barry, now a tropical storm, is slowly moving northward over central Louisiana, and life-threatening flooding rains remain a primary threat, officials say.
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Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create..
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Barry quickly lost its punch after coming ashore Saturday as the first hurricane of the year. But up to 20 inches of rain may fall as the system moves inland...
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Barry, now a tropical storm, is slowly moving northward over central Louisiana, and life-threatening flooding rains remain a primary threat, officials say.
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Tropical Storm Barry, downgraded from a hurricane Saturday, slogs through Louisiana, leaving more than 160K without power, concerns of flooding.
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The storm flooded roads and knocked out power for tens of thousands
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Storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry had many communities experiencing flooding Saturday night. Omar Villafranca reports.
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Barry came ashore this afternoon near Morgan City, Louisiana, 85 miles west of New Orleans. Less than an hour later, it was downgraded to a tropical storm...
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Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans..
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Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of..
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Barry weakened to a tropical storm and made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN with the latest.
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Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from..
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Hurricane Barry is expected to bring devastating rain to the Louisiana coast. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN with the latest.
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Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to..
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Storm Barry was upgraded to hurricane status on Saturday as it moved onto Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its center is expected..
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The animals escaping Barry's path were placed on a plane and were heading to rescue shelters in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
 
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Some 14 trillion gallons of rainwater are forecast to fall on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas during Barry. Three million people may be impacted.
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Forecasters believe the storm will make landfall Saturday afternoon
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The edges of tropical storm Barry are hitting the Louisiana coast with heavy rain. Roads are flooded and tens of thousands of people are without power, forcing..
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Barry storm tracks: Where is Barry now?Tropical storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane right before landfall in Louisiana Saturday morning.
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Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New..
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Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, was once a 22,000-acre saltwater oasis. But because of erosion and rising sea levels, it has shrunk to 300 acres.
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Live feeds from New Orleans and the Louisiana coast give a glimpse of conditions on the ground as Barry is predicted to make landfall as a hurricane.
 
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City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised..
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Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry continues to gain strength and will likely strike the Gulf Coast as a hurricane. It's on track to hit Louisiana with..
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Thousands of Louisiana residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes as Tropical Storm Barry approaches the Gulf Coast. CBS News weather producer David..
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The storm, which is expected to become a hurricane before it crosses land, could drench parts of the state with up to 20 inches of water.
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Coastal Louisiana felt the first blow from Tropical Storm Barry's winds early on Friday as the slow-moving tempest was forecast to become the first Atlantic..
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Tropical Storm Barry is on track to hit Louisiana Saturday as a likely hurricane, but the danger is not from high wind but heavy rain and flooding.
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Coastal Louisiana felt the first blow from Tropical Storm Barry's winds early on Friday as the slow-moving tempest was forecast to become the first Atlantic..
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About 10,000 people along the Louisiana coast have been ordered to evacuate. President Trump declared a federal emergency for the state Thursday night. David..
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Louisiana scrambles to get ready for a potential hurricane hitting as soon as tonight. Also, police are questioning multiple people in the murder of an American..
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U.S. President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the White House said in a statement late on Thursday.
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Tropical storm Barry could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday night or early Saturday when the center is near the coast of Louisiana, the U.S. National..
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The National Weather Center said tropical storm conditions could start as early as Friday morning
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Hurricane warnings issues along the Louisiana coast; Possible suspects questioned in murder of American in Greece.
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A state of emergency was declared and the National Guard was activated in Louisiana amid the threat of Tropical Storm Barry. Improvements in flood protection..
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Tropical Storm Barry could become a hurricane before making landfall. The storm's biggest threat is rain, with as much as two feet in New Orleans and parts of..
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CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joined CBSN to discuss Tropical Storm Barry and the impact it could have on Louisiana.
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Thursday issued a hurricane warning for Tropical Storm Barry for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.
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A tropical storm formed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to hit the Louisiana coast on Saturday. Its name is Barry.
 
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The slow-moving storm is making its way toward an expected landfall on Saturday, possibly as a hurricane. The Louisiana coast should prepare for rain, and a lot..
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Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and headed toward an already water-logged New Orleans, where it was forecast to make landfall as..
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Louisiana is bracing for a potential hurricane. KTVT meteorologist Chris Padgett has the latest forecast, and CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez..
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A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans was expected to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by..
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A storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico and aimed at water-logged New Orleans was expected to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by..
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The central Gulf Coast is bracing for potentially devastating flooding from what could become Hurricane Barry. Louisiana is already under a state of emergency as..
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Louisiana declares a state of emergency as it prepares for a potential hurricane expected to dump huge amounts of rain. Also, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he..
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Here's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs..
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System in Gulf could strengthen into tropical storm or even Hurricane Barry and send Mississippi to brink of flood stage and spur flash floods like those that..
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A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for southeast Louisiana - the possibility that a high Mississippi River will..
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Hurricane watches issued for parts of Louisiana; Last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
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More than a foot of rain fell in Louisiana and there could be much more to come. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the forecast.
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Louisiana is under a hurricane watch as a tropical storm near the Gulf Coast gains strength. The New Orleans area has already experienced heavy rain.
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