Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.

A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.

As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.

Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.

The legal challenge is part of a continuing struggle over Common Core, which has become controversial since the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the standards in 2010.

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