The governor has fewer than two years remaining in his term, and his relationship with lawmakers has grown more difficult in recent years.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration wants to use Gulf oil spill recovery money to help refill the state's "rainy day" fund and settle a pending lawsuit over its use.

The financing plan would pay for the operations of 69 public school districts for the 2014-15 school year.

Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter were among the 72 senators voting Thursday to send the bill to the president; 22 senators voted against it.

Kids under 18 will have to pursue skin cancer the old-fashioned way.

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