Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy said Wednesday that President Barack Obama has mishandled the U.S. effort to defeat the Islamic State militant group.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is shaking up her campaign staff, ousting her campaign manager and turning to the strategist who helped her brother win election as New Orleans mayor.

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Reports of gladiator-style fighting, guards molesting children and a lack of basic education for kids as young as 14 once gave Louisiana’s juvenile justice system the reputation as one of the worst in the country.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order saying teachers can complain about Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards.

A March 30 trial date has been set in Baton Rouge federal court for a lawsuit challenging a new Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.

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