Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.

10_things_11_26_12Here’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.

Your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today, Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2012:

It’s all but official.

rec_tax_carousel_2Lafayette voters will decide next April whether to substantially increase the property tax devoted to the Parks & Recreation Department.

jobless_carouselFor October, Louisiana's unemployment rate ranked among the nation's best, with the Lafayette metropolitan area reporting the lowest jobless rate in the state.

A survey commissioned by an anonymous group went out to thousands of Lafayette Parish residents this week asking their thoughts on the state of the local school system and whether they'd be interested in a new private school.

shell_game_carouselLouisiana's lawmakers have spent months combing through $6.8 billion in tax breaks on the state's books, but state leaders are at odds over what to do with any possible revenue.

Simultaneous parties in New Orleans and New York are scheduled to mark the end of hurricane season — and to raise money for storm recovery.

Black Elk Energy has halted the search for a worker missing since Friday's fire aboard the company's oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

elmo_carouselHere’s your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
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