State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.

Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials are digging into the details of how they'll spend a new $40 million higher education incentive fund created earlier this year.

The Democratic incumbent is in a tight race, seeking a fourth term against two Republican challengers.

At election time, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu always has a tricky line to walk on abortion, balancing her Catholic faith and Louisiana's strong anti-abortion stances with her Democratic politics and her support of abortion rights.

More than 190 names, primarily those of parents of students in public schools, have been added to the anti-Common Core lawsuit filed against the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and Superintendent John White.

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