jindal prez carouselAmerican presidential elections are basically popularity contests that focus largely on charisma and good looks, with some emphasis on philosophy thrown in for good measure.

Louisiana's abortion clinics will be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, a restriction that abortion-rights groups say will shutter three of the state's five abortion clinics.

The corrections department would study what execution method Louisiana could use if it cannot get drugs for lethal injection.

The votes fell largely across party lines, with Republicans opposed.

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday against a House-approved bill that would have allowed sales of raw milk from farmers to the public.

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