Gov. Bobby Jindal sought Wednesday to derail Louisiana's use of standardized tests tied to the Common Core education standards, but state education leaders say the governor's executive order is meaningless.

Two candidates from different ideological outposts and regions of the country — a conservative Southerner, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and an establishment-aligned Midwesterner, Peter Roskam of Illinois — are challenged by a third who could play the role of spoiler for tea party hopes.

A group of environmentalists is planning an eight-day march from Grand Isle to the governor's mansion.

"It's about politics, it's not about education."

LPSO carouselState police say four deputies who were fired from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in April following an inmate's beating have been arrested.

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