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LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE

LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE

Session was no 'piece of cake'

By Jim Beam/American Press

The end of the Legislature’s special legislative session came at 5 p.m. Wednesday, thanks to approval of two resolutions from the state House and Senate. Lawmakers in both houses felt it was their sacred duty to protect their leaders who sponsored both. Legislators achieved their goal of closi ...

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Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

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