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Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan Video included

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A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.

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SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

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SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida.

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Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly

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Melania Trump is two weeks into life as a full-time Washingtonian and says she's enjoying White House life so much that she isn't really missing New York.

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Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban Video included

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Lower federal courts have so far agreed with opponents of the travel ban, who argue it targets Muslims in violation of federal law and the Constitution and stems from Trump's campaign pledge to halt the entry of all Muslims into the U.S.

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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

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Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

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Norwegian activists collect money to fix vandalized penis-shaped rock formation near Stavanger.

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California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

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A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

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A look at the fee hikes for University of Louisiana campuses

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Seven campuses of the University of Louisiana System are raising fees on students for the 2017-18 school year. Two of the system's campuses, Grambling State University and the University of New Orleans, aren't raising fees.

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2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress

Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health.

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Cosmetology school owner convicted of Pell Grant fraud

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 A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money.

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Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

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The Supreme Court is entering its final week of work before a summer hiatus.

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Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

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A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. More>>

Oregon State's pitching switch backfires in loss to LSU Video included

LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson huddles with team at College World Series. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan) LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson huddles with team at College World Series. (Fox 8 Photo, Chris Hagan)

Oregon State thought their last-minute switch on the mound would give them an advantage. Instead, it played right into the Tigers hands.

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Overweight man says Spirit Airlines 'embarrassed' him on overbooked flight Video included

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The man had bought two seats on the flight in order to be comfortable, but he says the airline took back one of the seats without asking due to an overbooked flight.

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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

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Saudi security forces say a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends.

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Deputies: Mom left toddlers in hot car as punishment

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The children died after their mother left them inside a hot car to teach them a lesson, deputies say.

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Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

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Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage of the iconic Dior suit. More>>

Miss Shreveport crowned Miss Louisiana 2017

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Miss Shreveport now has a new title — Miss Louisiana 2017.

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Yummy Spoonfuls recalled nationwide for bone

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Check your toddler's Yummy Spoonfuls chicken bites to ensure they are not on the recall list.

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Local organization hosts city-wide stop the violence event Video included

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Almost ten years ago, Tarj Hamilton and her husband were victims of a shooting.

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Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Breton Sound Video included

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The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge on the Grand Bay Tank Battery 2 Facility near Breton Sound, Louisiana, Saturday.

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Mo Claiborne "Hard but Fair" Football Camp held this weekend Video included

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Former Dallas Cowboy defensive back and current New York Jet defensive back Morris Claiborne held his annual free youth football camp this weekend.

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Impairment, lack of seat belt suspected in fatal I-10 crash

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A crash on I-10 early Saturday morning claimed the life of one man, and Louisiana State Police say that impairment and lack of seat belts are suspected.

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LSU defeats Oregon St. 6-1, advances to CWS finals

Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet!

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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

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The city attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, says the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown.

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Louisiana governor signs bill requiring speed camera signs

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Cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders will soon have to post signs notifying drivers about the monitoring.

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Police arrest suspect in shooting death of 17-year-old in New Orleans East

17-year-old Elliot Peters (Source: NOPD) 17-year-old Elliot Peters (Source: NOPD)

A teen has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old in New Orleans East.

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5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Swim, but don't swallow the water Video included

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You can increase your odds of keeping your health while playing in the water this summer by following a few safety tips.

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Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger Video included

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Johnny Depp wants to know the last time an actor assassinated a president.

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5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written Video included

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A total of five Republican senators are now opposing the Senate GOP health care bill, yet they remain open to changes in measure.

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House party with ‘party bus’ attendees from several parishes ends with one man dead Video included

Joshua Harris, 19, of Thibodaux (Source: APSO) Joshua Harris, 19, of Thibodaux (Source: APSO)
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A Thibodaux man is dead after being fatally shot at a Gonzales house party with attendees from multiple parishes traveling on a party bus. Sheriff’s deputies say they have the shooter in custody.

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Alabama contractor arrested after failing to complete elderly Louisiana man’s flood repairs Video included

Jason Rushing, 29 (Source: EBRSO) Jason Rushing, 29 (Source: EBRSO)

An Alabama man, who claimed to be a licensed contractor, was arrested after failing to complete flood repairs to an elderly man’s home.

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Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

Disneyland visitors wear rain gear as they leave the Anaheim, Calif., park Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Disneyland visitors wear rain gear as they leave the Anaheim, Calif., park Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Disneyland devotee visits theme park for 2,000 days in a row.

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Man arrested for writing fraudulent checks from flood damaged school

Marshall Cooks, 28 (Source: EBRSO) Marshall Cooks, 28 (Source: EBRSO)
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A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after authorities say he forged checks from a school closed due to damage from the August 2016 flood.

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Etling close to 100 percent at Manning Passing Academy

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Besides winning a national championship, Danny Etling has had other dreams as a young Indiana quarterback.

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California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.

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North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death Video included

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North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

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Dog owners request cremation, get frozen dog instead Video included

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The women wanted to keep their dog close so they asked that a veterinary hospital have him cremated.

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London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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British authorities are studying samples of cladding similar to that used on the west London apartment building that caught fire, killing at least 79 people. More>>

Man gets crying LeBron James tattoo on leg Video included

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The man is a big fan of Michael Jordan, so he decided on the tattoo after constantly hearing James being compared to Jordan.

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest Video included

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President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey, his fired FBI director. More>>

Woman comes face-to-face with robber in her home Video included

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She was convinced the intruder was going to rape her, so she escaped to her open window and screamed for help.

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Robbers pose as officers, invade family's home Video included

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Both of the criminals had guns, officials said, and they had clothing indicating they were police.  

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Southern University slammed with warning from accrediting agency Video included

Southern University (Source: WAFB) Southern University (Source: WAFB)

Southern University has been placed on a warning status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It's the first action that could lead to loss of accreditation.

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Report details Obama administration's struggle with Russian election interference

The Washington Post is providing a detailed account of the Obama administration's struggle with Russian hacking into the 2016 presidential election. (Source: CNN) The Washington Post is providing a detailed account of the Obama administration's struggle with Russian hacking into the 2016 presidential election. (Source: CNN)
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The Washington Post is providing a detailed account of the Obama administration's struggle with Russian hacking into the 2016 presidential election.

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With TOPS fully funded, LSU tries to attract potential students Video included

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With TOPS fully funded next year, LSU is hoping to win back possible students.

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Utica man kills huge rattlesnake Video included

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A Utica man killed this huge rattlesnake.

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EBRSO arrests two in Baker double homicide Video included

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A man and woman have been arrested in relation to a double homicide resulting from a dispute over an illegal synthetic marijuana transaction earlier in June.

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New apartments coming to downtown Baton Rouge Video included

The Lofts @ 6C (Source: WAFB) The Lofts @ 6C (Source: WAFB)

Currently, there are 300 residential units in the central business district of downtown Baton Rouge, but that's only the beginning. He says two new properties are under construction: the Lofts @ 6C and Beauregard Quarters.

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Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest Video included

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Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

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Southern issues statement, places vice chancellor of student affairs on leave Video included

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Southern University issued a statement Friday placing Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Manager Dr. Brandon K. Dumas on administrative leave pending a "complete review of the procedures, practices, and activities" at the university.

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Women can't revoke consent to sex once underway, NC law states Video included

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You hear the phrase 'no means no' thrown around when it comes to a woman's ability to protect herself from unwanted sexual advances, but in the state of North Carolina - no doesn't always mean no.

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Lange, Tigers beat Oregon State 3-1

Don't count those Tigers out in Omaha just yet!

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Flashing LED eyelashes lighting up faces Video included

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Flashing, battery-powered eyelashes are being promoted as a must-have make-up accessory.

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Clash of Cooks Jambalaya Showdown to be held Saturday to benefit family battling cancer

The Couvillion family (Source: clashofthecooks.com) The Couvillion family (Source: clashofthecooks.com)

The 2017 Clash of the Cooks Jambalaya Showdown, a non-profit cooking competition, will be held Saturday, June 24 on the LSU campus. Proceeds will go towards a Baton Rouge family battling cancer.

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Judge Robin Free, who is currently on suspension, announces retirement Video included

Judge Robin Free (Source: Facebook) Judge Robin Free (Source: Facebook)

18th Judicial District Court Judge Robin Free, who is currently on suspension, has put in notice that he will retire from the bench next month.

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Sketches of White House press briefing released Video included

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A CNN sketch artist drew images of a White House press briefing because at some of the events cameras are being prohibited.

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Authorities warn of potential hazards in closed waterways Video included

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Boats in Livingston, Ascension, and parts of St. James Parishes will stay docked, at least through the weekend. Authorities in those parishes have closed waterways because they are at levels that could be hazardous for boaters and property owners.

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Baton Rouge man arrested, accused of raping 13-year-old girl on numerous occasions

Roger Perkins, 49 (Source: EBRSO) Roger Perkins, 49 (Source: EBRSO)

A Baton Rouge man is behind bars, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on multiple occasions over a two-year period, say officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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St. Vincent de Paul holds annual garage sale to benefit community services Video included

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How'd you like to bring home a cool collectible, and help your community at the same time?

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Specialists meet to talk services and solutions for opioid addicts

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Behavioral health and addiction recovery specialists met Friday to discuss crisis services and solutions. The community meeting was hosted by Capital Area Human Services, Facing Addiction, and the Bridge Center for Hope.

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More rain expected over weekend as Cindy moves out

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After days of rain, the clouds are beginning to clear. However, you should expect more rain to linger through the weekend.  

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