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Mental health services proposed for elimination in Louisiana budget.

Advocates say more people would end up hospitals and prisons.

- Times-Picayune - US

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $274.7 million jackpot?.

Here are the winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing.

- Times-Picayune - US

Al-Qaida tries comeback with bin Laden son as mouthpiece.

Son seeks to recruit ISIS followers.

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Portland train stabbing: Man saw teens, one with hijab, then launched into racial tirade.

Other train passengers chased the bloody suspect into the neighborhood and alerted police. "He was saying that Muslims should die," said Dyjuana Hudson, a mother of one of the targeted girls. "That they've been killing Christians for years."

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'Donny from the Russian block' Trump sets Internet ablaze after calling Trudeau 'Justin from Canada'.

Donald Trump on Saturday capped off his gaffe-filled international tour by referring to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Justin from Canada.' In a speech to U.S. Military in Italy, Donald Trump referred to Canada's PM Trudeau as “Justin from Canada.” #uspoli #cdnpoli — La...

- The Raw Story - US

Motorcycle crash kills 1 on I-610 near Franklin: EMS.

No other injuries were reported.

- Times-Picayune - US

Rock legend Gregg Allman dies at 69, publicist says.

He had canceled performances for the rest of the year in March.

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Multi-car accident blocks I-10 in Slidell.

There were only minor injuries, a Slidell Fire Department spokesman said.

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2nd Angola guard arrested for drug-smuggling in 2 weeks.

Kaelyn Franklin had tramadol, ecstasy, synthetic marijuana and crystal meth in her car, officials said.

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'Uzi' used in French Quarter robbery: New Orleans police.

The armed robbery was reported in the 900 block of St. Louis Street.

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3 women robbed at gunpoint on Prytania Street: NOPD.

The crime took place while the sun was still up.

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Trump leaves G-7 with trade deal, no climate commitment

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the landmark Paris accord that fights climate change.

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Memorial Day 2017: Lacombe VFW honors veterans by placing American flags in area cemeteries

Memorial Day 2017: Remembering the United States military veterans who fought to keep us a free nation.

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Armed robber targets man outside Upper 9th Ward bar, police say

The crime took place on the 1700 block of Port St., police say

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British Airways cancels flights from London

It wasn't clear whether it would affect New Orleans.

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Slain Bowie State student laid to rest; hate crime investigation underway

The murder of Richard Collins III is being investigated as a hate crime.

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Watch Hillary Clinton's Wellesley commencement address

She compared President Donald Trump to Nixon.

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How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby

Getty Images / Andy LyonsWhen the horses enter the gate for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico, Nebraska and France. None will be African-American. That's been the norm for quite a while. When Marlon St. Julien rode the Derby in 2000, he became the first black man to get a mount since ...

- Business Insider - US

Dillard's 'hidden figures': women physics grads praised

The small New Orleans university ranks second for black physics undergrads in the U.S.

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50 Slidell women leaders make Habitat dream a reality

East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity's 10th annual Women Build held in Slidell.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Egypt bus attack

Twenty-nine people were killed in the attack on a bus carrying Christians to a remote monastery south of Cairo.

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Could your card have been hacked at Chipotle? Check the list

Data breach affected nine Louisiana restaurants.

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In New York Times profile, a John Kennedy many in Louisiana may not recognize: Opinion

Louisiana's senator was described as unambitious in New York Times profile.

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Update: Man in custody after 2 killed in stabbing on Portland train after yelling racial slurs, police say

A third good Samaritan was wounded, but expected to live, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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Pound for pound, Dillard University is a physics powerhouse

One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors -- and, notably, more female physics majors -- than far...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

How a nuns' home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

Baton Rouge, La., May 26, 2017 / 03:33 am .- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking. In Louisiana, state estimates indicate that about 40 percent of juvenile victims are being trafficked by their primary care giver: a mother, father, foster parent, uncle, ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

2 killed in stabbing on MAX train in Portland as man directs slurs at Muslim women, police say

A third good Samaritan was wounded, but expected to live, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

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He tried to marry his high school sweetheart – twice — but she got deported first

Robert Paulino traveled to two different states in attempt to marry his high school sweetheart. But after the North Carolina man's trips to Georgia and Louisiana failed to see him … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

1.2 Million BPD Capline Pipeline Could Be Retired by 2021

New pipelines with similar routes may drive Plains All American LP's Capline pipeline, from Louisiana-to-Illinois, obsolete, according to a new report by Reuters. The 1.2-million-barrel-per-day pipeline, was once the nation's largest, but a bank report from the company's latest investor presentation shows steep drops in ...

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New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

- NPR - US

Man shot near I-10 and I-610 intersection: NOPD

New Orleans police said a man was shot near the intersection of I-10 West and I-610 West Friday night .

- Times-Picayune - US

Chris Cornell's funeral draws music's elite to honor Soundgarden frontman

Cornell died May 18 in a hotel bathroom after performing a concert in Detroit.

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Man who drove into fresh concrete responsible for $10,000 repair, Nebraska official says

A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Carter, dead at 89

His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him "the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have."

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Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon: report

The state already allows feral hog hunting by helicopter.

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Russian ambassador told Moscow Kushner wanted secret communications channel, Washington Post reports

The communications channel would use Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring.

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Dad of girl snatched by sea lion denies family fed the animal: report

The 6-year-old attacked by sea lion treated for wound, given antibiotics

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Man accused of making child pornography, 14-year-old girl rescued: FBI New Orleans

Jon Christopher Ballay, 57, was arrested Tuesday , after agents "recovered" a 14-year-old girl, the FBI said.

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'We demand more': Rape survivors speak out against New Orleans justice system

"You lose all faith in the system...And it feels incredibly hopeless," said rape survivor Maria Treme, who lamented a lack of justice in her case.

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Charges filed after man found fatally shot on Esplanade Avenue: New Orleans police

"Mr. Foret advised he was in possession of a firearm attempting to close the chamber when he subsequently pulled the trigger ultimately striking the victim," says a warrant for his arrest.

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Woman drops purse at clinic; gun fires and wounds bystander: report

Victim was wounded in leg and transported to emergency room.

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Bill that would stall New Orleans' affordable housing effort up for vote Tuesday

The bill, if passed and signed into law, would most immediately thwart an affordable housing effort in New Orleans, critics say.

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Walker Haase 'grows up' at Covington Farmers Market

Walker Haase has had his share of challenges in life. But one thing he never considered as work was going with his dad to set up at the Covington Farmers Market. "Fifteen years ago, my son, then age 7, would...

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Man sought for questioning in Gentilly armed robbery, New Orleans police say

Officers arrested 22-year-old Jason Cooper on a charge of armed robbery for his alleged role in the crime.

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John Boehner unloads on Trump: A 'complete disaster'

"He's still learning how to be president."

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Slidell Movie Nights begin with 'Moana' on June 3 at Heritage Park

St. Tammany residents can grab lawn chairs and picnic blankets and head out to Heritage Park this summer when the City of Slidell presents Slidell Movie Nights on select Saturday evenings. The first movie on the docket will be Disney's Moana on June 3. The...

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Death of New Orleans inmate who hanged himself ruled a suicide, coroner says

Johnson was found by deputies hanging from bedding inside his cell on the jail's disciplinary tier about 10:15 p.m., according to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.

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Watch Mayor Landrieu talk Confederate monuments on NBC 'Meet the Press'

The full interview will be aired on Meet the Press on Sunday at 10 a.m. in New Orleans.

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Lakeshore High School wraps year with much ceremony

BY ALEX BASSE Lakeshore High School columnist 2016-17 Lakeshore High School columnist, Alexandra Basse.  Lakeshore High School students created a year's worth of memories and the fun has flown by on the school year. Every year Lakeshore loses an amazing group...

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White House: Louisiana land loss a problem, but no money promises

Council on Environmental Quality promises help in permitting, but administration's still working on its list of infrastructure projects.

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