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Republicans Fight Over Common Core Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — What began as a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools has become a political firestorm, particularly among Republicans.

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Students to Test New Common Core Assessments

WASHINGTON (AP) — What's on the new Common Core-based assessments?

More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools will soon have a clue.

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Louisiana College Students Plan Strike Over Legal Disputes

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — Fliers posted around the campus of Louisiana College are calling for a student strike Monday.

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Louisiana Tech Fends Off Georgia in NIT Tournament

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Alex Hamilton scored 20 points and Louisiana Tech held a 26-point lead in the first half before holding off a late Georgia comeback for a 79-71 victory in the second round of the NIT on Saturday.

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NOLA Casinos Decline Thanks to Lack of Super Bowl

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gambling winnings fell in New Orleans in February compared to a year ago when the city's casino revenue was aided by the Super Bowl.

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LSU Board Meets in Shreveport, Approves Realignment of Paul M. Hebert Law Center

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — LSU's Board of Supervisors has approved what it calls a realignment plan that will make the LSU system's Paul M. Hebert Law Center an academic unit of the main Baton Rouge campus.

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Louisiana Bans Welfare Money, EBT Spending on Lingerie, Tattoos and More

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's social services department is prohibiting the spending of welfare money at lingerie stores, tattoo shops, nail salons and jewelry stores.

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Doctors Say Texas Quintuplets Are Doing “Remarkably Well”

A doctor says that quintuplets born in North Texas are doing ``remarkably well.'' Dr. Vijay Nama is director of neonatology at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He told reporters that he expects the babies to remain in the hospital for six to seven weeks

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Jindal Draws Criticism for Vagueness on Common Core Position

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nonpartisan organization that supports Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards says Gov. Bobby Jindal has been too vague in his position about the toughened standards.

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Springhill Man Convicted of Computer Solicitation of a Minor

A 23-year-old Springhill man has been found guiilty at a bench trial in Minden of Computer Solicitation of a Minor.

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