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Supreme Court weighs lawyers’ actions in 2 death row cases

WASHINGTON — Seven years before Thomas Sims defended Sammie Stokes in a South Carolina death-penalty trial, he had prosecuted Stokes for assaulting his ex-wife. ...
Murder trial of killer of retired Saint star enters Day 6

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers for the man who shot former Saints star Will Smith were set to continue building a self-defense case Saturday, the...
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NEW ORLEANS — The Latest on the second-degree murder trial of Cardell Hayes, who shot former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith (all times...
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards met privately with Donald Trump while the president-elect was in Baton Rouge to rally for the...
Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana's candidates were trying to stir up enthusiasm ahead of Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in...
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ST. JAMES, La. — A woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after an apparent murder-attempted suicide in St. James Parish. ...
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NEW ORLEANS — A car crash expert told a jury in New Orleans on Friday that he believes a driver intentionally crashed his Hummer...
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BATON ROUGE, La. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. John Bel Edwards' request to lessen Louisiana's share of disaster response costs...
The Latest: Trump Team dismisses report on Russian hacking

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): ...
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SHREVEPORT, La. — A 400-year-old human heart that belongs to a Catholic saint is making a temporary home at a Shreveport church. ...

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