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Correction: WR Grace-Closure story

In a story July 26 about W.R. Grace & Co. The Associated Press reported erroneously that it is closing a plant in Louisiana. It is only ending production of one product at the plant. Full story

Blowout could tip regulator focus to shallow-water

Last week's blowout on a natural gas rig off the Louisiana coast could shift regulators' focus to shallow-water drilling and make an overhaul of safety equipment regulations more likely. Full story

Gulf relief well drilling expected to take month

Crews are expected this week to begin drilling a relief well at the site of a natural gas well that blew wild off the Louisiana coast but eventually was choked off by sand and sediment. Full story

Advocate editor not impressed by sheriff’s apology on sodomy arrests

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux's apology came only after his department drew fire for relying on a provision, struck down a full decade ago, to arrest at least a dozen gay men over the last two years. Full story

La. will get nearly one-third of Entergy layoffs

Entergy Corp. says it plans to cut 800 jobs — nearly one-third of them in Louisiana, where the bulk of its employees live. Full story

$1.1 million grant for Seacraft Shipyard in La.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has given an Amelia, La. shipyard $1.1 million to buy a 400-ton mobile boat hoist. Full story

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Baton Rouge sheriff accused of targeting gay men for arrest

Federal agency to probe blown Gulf well off La.

Man charged, accused of killing black bear

Sodomy laws may be unconstitutional, but Baton Rouge sheriffs are using them anyway

Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and civil rights crusader, dies at 97

Assessing plans for plugging Gulf gas well

Hancock profits rise as merger expenses ease

Search for States' Missing Apollo 11 Moon Rocks Continues

Fire at Gulf rig wanes, gas flow stops: regulators

La. governor's ex-counsel draws in state contracts

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  More than 800 gather for family reunion

More than 800 members of Louisiana's Emery family reunite in St. James Parish. WVLA's David Lippman reports.

   Dozens rescued after natural gas platform explosion

Dozens of workers were rescued from a natural gas platform off the coast of Louisiana. Environmental officials say they saw a sheen in the water, but predicted the effects wouldn’t be as severe as those of the 2012 BP oil spill.

  Fighting inaction on gun safety

While the debate on gun safety has seemingly taken a backseat in Washington, gun violence continues to impact communities across the country, including those in Chicago, Oakland, California and Flint, Michigan. Susan Morrel-Samuels, from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the Universit

  Roemer defends the case for vouchers

Melissa Harris-Perry debates the argument for vouchers programs with former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, Thena Robinson Mock, Steve Perry, and Sarah Carr.

  How to make the most of political power minority women wield

Some voter suppression efforts, such as requiring certain photo IDs in order to vote, disproportionately target women. Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists talk about how to battle voting changes and how to get more women into elected office.

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