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Man accused of 2 deaths linked to 3rd shooting.

Louisiana authorities say a white man accused of killing two black men has been linked to third shooting in which he fired on the house of an African-American family in his neighborhood.         

- USA TODAY - US

The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up.

The Latest on the killings of two black men in Baton Rouge : 11:40 a.m.

- FOX News - US

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana.

A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

- FOX News - US

A GOP senator is trying to stop Democrats from being the unintended winners of a repeal and replace of Obamacare.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Amid the ongoing debate to once again attempt a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, one Republican lawmaker wants to tack on an amendment that would prevent individual states from using block grant funds to implement their own single-payer healthcare system. ...

- Business Insider - US

White Man Arrested In Deaths Of Two Black Men, Firing On Family In Louisiana.

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf ...

- TPM News - US

White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana.

Kenneth Gleason is accused of carrying out the killings on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14. In both incidents a motorist opened fire on a pedestrian, said Parish of East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. Once the victims were on the ground, Moore said, the assailant got out of the car and shot them again several times.

- Yahoo! News - US

Man charged in Baton Rouge killings that 'could possibly be racially motivated'.

Police said they are still looking at motives in the killings of two black men.

- ABC News - US

Louisiana man charged in random killings of black men owned copy of Hitler speech.

A Louisiana man charged in the random killings of two black men had a copy of a speech by Adolf Hitler in his home. Kenneth Gleason was named a person of interest in two Baton Rouge homicides over the past week, and police said he would be booked Tuesday on two counts of first-degree murder, reporte...

- The Raw Story - US

Man Accused of 2 Deaths Linked to 3rd Shooting.

Louisiana authorities say a white man accused of killing two black men has been linked to third shooting in which he fired on the house of an African-American family in his neighborhood.         

- USA TODAY - US

Police find Hitler speech in home of white man accused of killing black men, firing on black family in Louisiana.

A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said they had found a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at the home of Kenneth James Gleason,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Copy of Hitler speech found in the home of Baton Rouge man suspected of murdering 2 black men.

A copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found in the home of a man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week in what authorities now suspect were potentially racially motivated attacks, The Associated Press reports. Donald Smart, 49, a dishwasher, and Bruce Cofield, 59, who was homeless, were at ...

- The Week - US

White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana

Kenneth Gleason is accused of carrying out the killings on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14. In both incidents, Baton Rouge police have said, a motorist opened fire on a pedestrian. Hillar Moore, district attorney for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, said prosecutors may seek the death penalty for Gleason if he is convicted.

- Yahoo! News - US

Top Louisiana health official warns GOP healthcare bill's author that it'll screw his state

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, one of the authors of the new Republican Obamacare repeal bill, received intense blowback Monday from a top health official in his own state. Dr. Rebekah Gee, the secretary of health in Louisiana, sent a letter to Cassidy on Monday expressing concern with the bill and ...

- Business Insider - US

Louisiana's secretary of health is against GOP Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's health-care bill

Louisiana Secretary of Health Rebekah Gee sent a letter on Monday to Sen. Bill Cassidy expressing her "deep concerns" about his proposed Graham-Cassidy bill. "In its current form, the harm to Louisiana from this legislation far outweighs any benefit," Gee wrote about the health-care bill, which was introduced last week by ...

- The Week - US

Police to discuss arrest of man questioned about 2 slayings

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Baton Rouge Police Department has scheduled a news conference to discuss the arrest of a 23-year-old white man whom police have called a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men.

- Billings Gazette - US

GOP senators say the 3rd time might be the charm on repealing Obamacare

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans barrel forward with another, possibly final attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the bill's architects are staying cautious in case it ends in failure. The bill is being pushed through the Senate using reconciliation, which allows ...

- Business Insider - US

Gang 'waterboarded victim, hit him with a hammer, burned his penis and raped him with a screwdriver'

The vicious attack took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Damar Xavier Coleman remains at large.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Police: Woman shot, killed sleeping boyfriend before dismembering body

A Texas woman accused of shooting her boyfriend in the head and then dismembering his body, was was arrested Thursday night after fleeing to Louisiana.         

- USA TODAY - US

Brickbat: Never Mind

Cumberland County, North Carolina, schools superintendent Tim Kinlaw has apologized for canceling a school environmental program that used the Marquis de Lafayette, for whom Fayetteville is named, for its mascot. Kinlaw says he canceled the program because some members of the community complained that Lafayette was a slave ...

- Reason.com - US

Changes since Katrina made post-Harvey recovery better, speakers say

A wide range of changes since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 clearly improved the recovery since Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana where 25% of the nation's refining capacity is located, two experts agreed in a Sept. 7 teleconference sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute.

- OGJ - US

Cops: Louisiana Couple Recorded Explicit Acts At Public Library, Walmart, Burger King

Elizabeth Jernigan, 33, and her husband Rex, 35, are facing obscenity charges in connection with their X-rated videos, which were uploaded to PornHub.

- The Smoking Gun - US

Five underrated food cities in the South

Southern food scenes from Athens, Ga., to Baton Rouge, La., stand up to major city neighbors with new independent eateries and star chefs.        

- USA TODAY - US

Meet Joel Minor: Son of an Oilfield Worker Who Is Taking on the Oil and Gas Industry

Meet Joel Minor: Son of an Oilfield Worker Who Is Taking on the Oil and Gas IndustryBy Gail Koffman | Monday, September 18, 2017 In just two years at Earthjustice, attorney Joel Minor has helped score major victories against the oil and gas industry. Matt Nager for Earthjustice Near the Rocky Mountain foothills, oil fields ...

- Earthjustice - US

2 new deaths adds to Baton Rouge's bloody year

The deadly ambushes of a homeless man on the street and a dishwasher walking to work ramped up the anxiety in Louisiana's capital at a time when the city already was in the grips of a surge in violence.         

- USA TODAY - US

Blood and embalming fluid seeps onto street outside Baton Rouge funeral home

Blood and embalming fluid leaked from a storage tank onto the street outside a funeral home before it was spotted by passersby. Images showed the mix of blood and formaldehyde as it seeped onto the street behind the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A blockage in the storage tank had caused the leak, which ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Killings of 2 black men in Baton Rouge 'could possibly be racially motivated': Police

Police said they are still looking at motives in the killings of two black men.

- ABC News - US

Texas woman accused of shooting, dismembering boyfriend

Police in Louisiana have arrested a Texas woman accused of shooting and dismembering her boyfriend, and dumping parts of his body in southeast Texas.

- FOX News - US

2 slayings add to an already bloody year at Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. — The deadly ambushes of a homeless man on the street and a dishwasher walking to work ramped up the anxiety in Louisiana’s capital at a time when the city already was in the grips of a surge in violence. Police are investigating whether race was a motive for the unprovoked attacks on the two ...

- Business Insider - US

GOP senators 'cautiously optimistic' they won't fail to repeal Obamacare again

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans barrel forward with another — and possibly — final attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the bill’s architects are staying cautious in the event it ends in failure. The bill is being pushed through the Senate using the ...

- Business Insider - US

WATCH: New details in death of LSU fraternity pledge

A preliminary autopsy report revealed that Max Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University, had in his system a "highly elevated blood alcohol level" and "the presence of THC," a chemical found in marijuana.

- ABC News - US

Brady, Patriots bounce back; Chiefs, Falcons secure wins

The New England Patriots' early-season struggles didn't last long. Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 302 of his 447 passing yards in a 30-point first-half burst and the Super Bowl champion Patriots bounced back from a season-opening defeat with a 36-20 rout of the Saints in New Orleans Sunday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Louisiana center gets grant to study military nutrition

A Louisiana research center will receive $6.7 million to study ways to improve the health of men and women in the United States military.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Tony Romo explained how Bill Belichick ran a play simply to mess with future opponents watching Patriots game tapes

Bill Sikes/APWhen the New England Patriots have a win in hand, Bill Belichick apparently starts focusing on other things, like throwing off future opponents. Tony Romo, who has impressed in his debut as a color analyst for CBS, explained on Sunday that during the Patriots' Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, Belichick ...

- Business Insider - US

Fatal Baton Rouge Shootings Investigated As Racially Motivated: Police

A 23-year-old Louisiana man is reportedly being held as a person of interest in the separate slayings of two black men who police say were gunned down last week in potentially racially motivated attacks.

- Yahoo! News - US

Man questioned about deadly shootings is freed from jail

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges.

- Billings Gazette - US

Man questioned about deadly shootings is freed from jail

A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges.

- WRAL.com - US

Will the Senate hold another Obamacare repeal vote?

Senate Republicans are considering returning to a bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana

- CBS NEWS - US

Five underrated food cities in the south

Southern food scenes from Athens, Ga., to Baton Rouge, La., stand up to major city neighbors with new independent eateries and star chefs.        

- USA TODAY - US

Suspect Held After 'Racially Motivated' Louisiana Murders

Police in Louisiana suspect that a man taken into custody Saturday is the attacker who killed two black men in apparently random, possibly racially motivated murders. Police say Kenneth Gleason, 23, has been charged only with drug offenses for now because they don't have enough evidence for a murder charge,...

- Newser - US

The Latest: Shooting suspect gets bond on drug charges

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Latest on the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge that police believe were racially motivated :

- Billings Gazette - US

US shootings likely racially motivated - police

The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, US police said.

- IOL - ZA

Patriots bounce back in big way to beat Saints

If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending ...

- The Japan Times - JP

1968: When 'Easy Rider' rode into New Orleans

By Mike Scott /Posted at;NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments and people that connect and inspire us. Today, the series continues with the under-the-radar … Continue ...

- worldwide hippies - US

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say BATON ROUGE, La. — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP News in Brief at 12:03 a.m. EDT

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say BATON ROUGE, La. — The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Shooting suspect gets bond on drug charges

The Latest on the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge that police believe were racially motivated : 6:30 p.m. A judge has set bond for a … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Suspect in custody after 'radically motivated' killings of black men

The killings of two black men in the US state of Louisiana last week were probably racially motivated, police said, and a 23-year-old white man is in custody.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

"There is a strong possibility that it could be racially motivated," Baton Rouge Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said.

- Global News - CA

State block grants: The GOP's worst health care idea of them all

Even as the U.S. Census reported that the percentage of Americans lacking health insurance dropped to a new record low of 8.8 percent, the past week was nevertheless a big one for health care reform proposals in Washington. Sen. Bernie Sanders, backed by 15 of his Democratic colleagues, unveiled his Medicare for All' bill ...

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