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Federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate

Federal judge in Louisiana issues nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

Federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate

In wake of Ida: Louisiana facing severe electricity shortages

Hurricane Ida was one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, with residents of southern Louisiana fleeing in the thousands.

In wake of Ida: Louisiana facing severe electricity shortagesplayer

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

Order will require all individuals 5 years of age and up to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

A bill mandating Holocaust education? Not so fast

When Holocaust education meets critical race theory: A partisan history debate unfolds in Louisiana.

A bill mandating Holocaust education? Not so fast

Louisiana Republican Party censures Senator who voted to impeach Trump

Executive committee of Republican Party of Louisiana votes to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy over Trump impeachment vote.

Louisiana GOP censures Senator who voted to impeach Trump

GOP Congressman-elect dies from COVID days before taking office

Luke Letlow, who was elected for the 5th District US House seat in Louisiana, dies at age 41 from complications related to COVID-19.

GOP Congressman-elect dies from COVID days before taking office

Watch: Chemical fire at Louisiana manufacturing plant

Chemical fire erupts at Westlake, Louisiana, manufacturing plant due to Hurricane Laura. Officials: Fire is 'a hazardous material incident.'

Watch: Chemical fire at Louisiana plantplayer

Two Louisiana synagogues catch fire

One synagogue destroyed, another damaged in two separate fires in southern Louisiana.

Two Louisiana synagogues catch fire

Louisiana man arrested for 2018 attack on local synagogue

Man who sprayed swastikas ant anti-Semitic messages on a synagogue is arrested.

Louisiana man arrested for 2018 attack on local synagogue

Hurricane Barry downgraded to tropical storm

National Weather Service warns flooding caused by Barry still presents life-threatening danger.

Hurricane Barry downgraded to tropical stormplayer

Louisiana won't do business with BDS supporters

Louisiana becomes 25th US state to pass anti-BDS legislation.

Louisiana won't do business with BDS supporters

Trump to Harvey victims: You're going to have what you need

President Donald Trump promises that federal cash for storm-ravaged areas will arrive quickly.

Trump to Harvey victims: You're going to have what you needplayer

GOP nets 52nd Senate seat in weekend runoff election

Republican John Kennedy crushes Democrat Foster Campbell in runoff election in Louisiana.

GOP nets 52nd Senate seat in weekend runoff election

Jewish groups mobilize to aid flood victims

Baton Rouge's small Jewish community focusing on helping flood victims.

Jewish groups mobilize in Baton Rouge to aid flood victims

Federations open fund drive for Louisiana victims

North America's Jewish federations seeking donations to assist in providing relief to victims of flooding in southern Louisiana.

Federations open fund drive for Louisiana flood victims

Trump visits Louisiana, Obama plans for Tuesday

Republican nominee Donald Trump visited the state destroyed by flooding on Friday. Rival Clinton has no plans to visit the ravaged state.

Trump visits Louisiana, Obama pencils it in for Tuesday

Baton Rouge Jews raise funds for flood victims

Baton Rouge’s Chabad House launches emergency fundraising campaign for thousands of people affected by massive floods in Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Jews pray, raise funds for flood victims

Former KKK leader David Duke to run for Senate

David Duke who endorsed Trump announces he will run for Senate in Louisiana.

Former KKK leader David Duke to run for Senate

Baton Rouge shooter identified as Gavin Long, 29

29-year-old Gavin Long carried out Baton Rouge shooting on his birthday, law enforcement sources say.

Baton Rouge shooter identified as Gavin Long, 29

Three police officers killed in Louisiana shooting

Latest attack on US police officers sees gunmen open fire on Baton Rouge police station; two attackers still at large.

Three police officers killed in Louisiana shooting

3 Dead, 7 Injured in LA Movie Theater Shooting

'Lone wolf' gunman sprays packed theater with bullets during showing of the movie 'Trainwreck.' Gov: 'This is an awful night for Louisiana.'

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting

Chabad Rabbi: Super Bowl Sunday Kashruth Ready

As U.S. citizens prepare for the ancient American rituals involved in “Super Bowl Sunday,” a Chabad rabbi says the kosher food is ready.

Super Bowl Sunday Kosher Food Ready? Check. Chabad Ready

Hurricane Isaac Makes Second Landfall

Hurricane Isaac made a second landfall in the wee hours of Wednesday morning over Port Fourchon, Louisiana, leaving 400,000 without power.

Hurricane Isaac Makes Second Landfall Over Louisiana