Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago this week, and lessons from past disasters will be needed to overcome the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Miles O’Brien to discuss how federal and state governments…
By PBS NewsHour
Proton therapy only works for specific types of cancer, but Louisiana officials are hopeful their centers will make the state a medical tourism destination.
By Max Blau, STAT
New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham…
By PBS NewsHour
Here are five important stories overlooked in the Donald Trump 100-day fanfare that are still worth your attention.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry and Iman Smith
By David Redmon for The Conversation
A U.K. criminologist tells the dark story behind the production and use of Mardi Gras beads.
By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline
Fearful of losing arts and entertainment, some cities are trying to provide artists and musicians with affordable places to live and work.
By Associated Press
Duke's campaign hasn't said whether he plans to attend the debate, which will be held at historically black Dillard University.
By Mori Rothman
The right to counsel is a constitutional guarantee, and a necessity, as at least 80 percent of state criminal defendants cannot afford representation and must instead rely on court-appointed counsel. Yet government spending on public defenders has fallen, leading 43…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court in the midst of a raucous presidential campaign and less than three weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia's death.
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