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9:27 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Cuba Policy Change Draws Praise And Anger

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:29 pm

Changes proposed by President Obama to ease the Cuba trade embargo sparked strong reaction in New Orleans. Views came in favor — and strongly opposed — to resuming diplomatic relations.

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Business
4:27 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

BP Asking US Supreme Court To Modify Claims Process

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 5:40 pm

BP is asking the US Supreme Court for relief from a damage claim process enacted after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company has lost several court battles to modify the deal.

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Science and Environment
10:24 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Gulf Health: 4 Years After The Oil Spill

Oiled beaches in coastal Jefferson Parish after the BP oil spill.

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 4:26 pm

This story has been updated with a response from BP.

As the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, a leading environmental group is warning that the event is far from over. Increased deaths of dolphins, sea turtles and other injured species are signs of continuing contamination.

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Politics
6:01 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Senator Landrieu Among Those Banned From Russia

Senator Mary Landrieu.
Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 10:03 am

The Russian government has not released its reason for banning Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu and eight other officials from the country. But there are at least two possibilities: orphans and energy.

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NPR Story
10:12 am
Wed March 5, 2014

BP Loses Appeal Of Payment Process

A Grand Isle beach soiled with oil after the BP spill.
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 9:17 am

BP has lost an appeal of how much it has to pay in damages caused by its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A split decision by a three-judge panel could restart a payment process that has been on hold while the appeal was pending.

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Science & Environment
5:23 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Coast Guard Reopens Mississippi River After Spill

The Mississippi River.
bdearth Flickr

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:27 pm

The Mississippi River in Louisiana has reopened to vessel traffic after an oil spill. Mariners are asked to report any oil spotted along the river.

The Coast Guard says more than 31,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a barge that collided with a towboat Saturday. Just over 1,000 gallons of an oily water mix have been recovered.

River traffic between New Orleans and Baton Rouge was blocked, leaving vessels stuck in traffic.

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Politics
10:10 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Former Mayor Nagin's Trial Set For Today

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. His corruption trial is set to begin Monday.
Franklin Reyes AP

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 10:20 am

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is scheduled to appear in federal court later this morning on corruption charges. Nagin is accused of taking bribes in exchange for city contracts.

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Education
10:11 am
Sat January 18, 2014

New Orleans Teachers Contacting Union For Back Pay After Appellate Court Ruling

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 10:24 pm

A union that represents 7,000 New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina is expecting a flurry of phone calls. Word is quickly spreading of the state appeals court ruling awarding them back pay for wrongful termination.

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Politics
7:05 am
Fri November 8, 2013

President Obama Visiting Port Of New Orleans

Cranes at the Port of New Orleans
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 2:28 pm

President Obama is heading to New Orleans this morning. He selected the port of New Orleans as the backdrop for a speech on the importance of exports. And others are hoping for moment to discuss other economic issues.

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Science & Environment
3:10 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

BP Claims Settlement Heads To Appellate Court

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 7:03 am

The BP oil spill claims agreement is heading back to a courtroom in New Orleans on Monday. The oil company says fraudulent claims are being paid.

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