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  1. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  2. police shootings
    Baton Rouge Cop Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired, Body-Cam Footage Finally ReleasedIn the disturbing videos, officer Blane Salamoni is shown immediately threatening to shoot Sterling in the head.
  3. climate change
    Climate Change Might Force Tabasco to Find a New HomeRising sea levels are coming fast for its 150-year-old home on the Louisiana coast.
  4. Hurricane Nate Expected to Reach Category 2 Strength Before Striking Gulf CoastThe fast but intensifying storm will likely make landfall just east of New Orleans overnight Saturday.
  5. Yelpers Destroy Café After It Announces Boycott ‘Any Time the Saints Kneel’“Who mixes wings with politics.”
  6. Murders of Two Black Men in Baton Rouge Were Likely Racially MotivatedPolice are holding a 23-year-old white man as a person of interest in the crime.
  7. childcare
    This Is the Only U.S. State Where Child Care Is Actually AffordableAmerican families regularly spend more than 7 percent of their income on child care.
  8. Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Senate RunoffThe GOP will now have a 52-48 seat majority in the next Senate.
  9. Democratic Populism Probably About to Take a Beating in Huey Long’s StateSenate candidate Foster Campbell has a message tailor-made for his state. But it probably won’t matter.
  10. Louisiana Man Who Shot Ex-NFL Player Is Charged With ManslaughterOfficials defended the decision to delay charging the suspect with Joe McKnight’s death.
  11. everyday sexism
    This Lawmaker Smashed a Bikini-Shaped Cake to Protest Her Colleagues’ MisogynyApparently it was supposed to be a (highly offensive) joke.
  12. Louisiana Runoff Begins the Post-Trump-Earthquake Political CalendarBeginning with a Senate runoff in Louisiana and then off-year state elections in 2017, we will soon see if there is any backlash to Trump’s election.
  13. Bobby Jindal May Be in the Cabinet of the Man He Called an ‘Egomaniacal Madman’He’s reportedly up for Health and Human Services Secretary.
  14. fundraising
    Britney Spears, Scream Queens Join Louisiana Flood-Relief EffortsSpears will raffle off the dress she’s wearing at this year’s VMAs to aid Red Cross efforts in the state.
  15. Louisiana Flooding Is ‘Worst Natural Disaster’ Since Superstorm SandyParts of the state are in for a long, painful recovery.
  16. doing good
    Taylor Swift Gave $1 Million to Help Louisiana Flood VictimsAt least 40,000 homes were affected by the natural disaster.
  17. louisiana
    Wendell Pierce Loses Baton Rouge Home to FloodingPreviously, his family home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
  18. Louisiana Wins the DNC Roll-Call VoteWatch Louisiana pledge their delegates like no state has ever pledged its delegates before.
  19. black lives matter
    The Baton Rouge Black Lives Matter Protest in One Powerful PhotoThe woman stood her ground and even looked serene as officers handcuffed her.
  20. Hundreds Arrested As Black Lives Matter Protests Continue NationwideDemonstrations over the weekend left officers injured and activists complaining that the police response was overly aggressive.
  21. Louisiana Is About to Make Attacking a Cop a Hate CrimeThe law is a response to what lawmakers perceive as an increased threat to first responders following the rise of activism like the Black Lives Matter movement.
  22. can u not
    State Rep Proposes Stripper Weight RequirementRelax, guys, he said it’s just a joke.
  23. The Republican Party Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas and LouisianaThe GOP’s economic program just decimated two American states. Why haven’t the party’s presidential candidates been asked to account for that?
  24. talking about the weather
    At Least 4 Die, Thousands of Homes Damaged in Record Southern FloodingPresident Obama declared a “major disaster” in Louisiana.
  25. Duke Support for Trump Brings Back Memories of an Earlier ‘Race From Hell’Donald Trump is no David Duke, but a wild Louisiana gubernatorial race in 1991 showed GOP and business leaders could revolt against a renegade candidacy if pushed too far. 
  26. The Chain Gang
    Dairy Queen Worker Gets Caught Spitting on Cop’s HamburgerHe’s now in jail and — surprise, surprise — fired.
  27. Democrat John Bel Edwards Defeats David Vitter in Louisiana Governor’s RaceVitter has also announced he will not run for reelection in the Senate.
  28. Vitter Campaign Goes All In on Refugee HysteriaTrailing badly, Vitter portrays his Democratic opponent as soft on Syrian orphans.
  29. Louisiana Movie Theater Shooter IdentifiedThe gunman, John Russell Houser, killed himself after opening fire during a showing of Trainwreck.
  30. Drama
    Walmart Refused to Make a Confederate-Flag Cake, Happily Made an ISIS OneThe company says that the employee had no clue it was a terrorist flag.
  31. Meat the Press
    This Restaurant Gives a Gun Discount to Customers Who Prove They’re Armed“As long as everybody has a gun we’re all the same size,” the owner says.
  32. Knockoffs
    Café Behind Cronut Knockoff Was ‘Thrilled’ to Get Cease and Desist“To think that the original creator of the cronut that is so popular cares what I’m doing in Shreveport baffles me.”
  33. Duck Dynasty Relative Running for CongressYeehaw.
  34. Makeout Bandit Vance McAllister Won’t Run for ReelectionHe wants to work on his relationship with his wife.
  35. Louisiana Won’t Get Rid of Its Anti-Sodomy Law Just Because It’s UnenforceableThey may need it if the 12 other laws banning sexual abuse are repealed.
  36. McAllister Might Get FBI Involved in ScandalMaybe he likes being the center of attention.
  37. Vance McAllister Texts With Unknown NumberEverybody knows about it anyway!
  38. Louisiana Bath Salts User ‘Bit a Chunk’ of Man’s Face Off Worst trend ever.
  39. As Santorum Opens Fire at a Shooting Range, Supporter Yells ‘Pretend It’s Obama’Santorum immediately disavows shouted comment.
  40. Cajun Campaign Bash Bonanza: On to Louisiana Santorum amps up his ad fund-raising in the Bayou State.
  41. Man Who Last Won Election in 1987 About to Join Presidential RaceGood luck with that, Buddy Roemer.
  42. Mediavore
    USDA Faces Off With Zombie Jerky ; Britney Spears Revisits Her Hometown BurgerLabeling your product “mutagen-free” apparently makes it harder to get approval from regulators.
  43. Multiple Choice Photo: (A) Gravel Road or (B) Enormous Fish Kill in the Gulf?Guess which?
  44. You Know What They Say About People Who Like to Start FiresAnother week, another fire.
  45. Louisiana’s Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Doesn’t See What All the Fuss Is AboutCelebrating Louisiana’s harvest since 1967.
  46. BP Cuts Payments on 40,000 ClaimsWhile Tony Hayward watches the World Cup and eats seafood.
  47. Louisiana Legislators Pray for the Oil Spill to Clean Itself UpThus far, efforts made by mortals have been to no avail.”
  48. Mediavore
    How Nicolas Cage Chooses His Food; KFC’s Double Down EnduresAn eccentric actor has an equally eccentric manner of feeding himself, while a horror-show fast food sandwich has a new life.
  49. Administration’s Role in Oil-Spill Cleanup HeightenedGag-inducing” smell overwhelms New Orleans.
  50. Porn Star Turned Political Candidate Has ‘Nothing to Hide’David Vitter is not amused.