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Louisiana: State in the southern United States
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 19th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.


Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals [Video]

Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals

As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11..

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As Florida Gov Refuses To Close Gyms, Arizona And Texas Scramble For Morgue Trucks [Video]

As Florida Gov Refuses To Close Gyms, Arizona And Texas Scramble For Morgue Trucks

In Texas and Arizona, morgues are filling up in the areas hardest-hit by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, officials in those places are bringing in coolers and refrigerated..

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Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots

Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches..

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Should Bars Reopen? [Video]

Should Bars Reopen?

The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now..

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Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges [Video]

Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges

CNN reports Hurricane Chris is facing a murder charge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Around 1 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally shot at a Texaco convenience store. The man was identified by the local coroner's..

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Storm Cristobal slows advance, dropping heavy rains on Louisiana

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Federal inmates with COVID-19 in Louisiana continued working for days, union says

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'This is not real life'- the Louisiana family devastated by the coronavirus

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U.S. Supreme Court requires unanimous jury verdicts for serious crimes

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict in serious crimes, siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the..
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Six killed as severe storms, tornadoes rip through U.S. South

At least six people were killed on Sunday as a strong storm system swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, spinning off more than a dozen tornadoes and leaving behind a path of destruction, state and..
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Food trucks start feeding big rig drivers at Interstate rest stops

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African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to..
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Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

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Factbox: U.S. hospitals differ on best use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus

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U.S. braces for 'hardest' week as coronavirus deaths mount

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U.S. braces for 'hardest, saddest' week as some churches defy stay-at-home orders

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