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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has agreed to four TV debates leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

Buddy Roemer, a Republican who is president of a Baton Rouge-based bank, served one term as governor from 1988 to 1992. Before that, he was a congressman from 1980 to 1988. He made an unsuccessful attempt at a third-party candidacy for president in 2012.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Texas' border with Mexico to get a closer look at the nation's immigration crisis.

Chas Roemer, president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, said Monday that the multi-state English and math standards will allow Louisiana to compete globally and compare student performance across states.

The clash over whether Louisiana's public schools should teach to the Common Core education standards has devolved into a bitter public feud that will have one-time political friends sitting on opposite sides of courtrooms.

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