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Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana includes oil pipelines. Thats a big deal to environmental activists here who see the bill, which several other states have adopted, as a play to crack down on the kind of sustained demonstration that occurred at…

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Alton Sterling shooting: two police officers will not be charged with any crime

Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II wont be charged for incident that occured in July of 2016 that sparked unrest throughout Baton Rouge The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of captured on video and sparked unrest throughout the summer of 2016. Alton Sterling. Photograph: Handout/Reuters In a press conference immediately after Landrys, Sterlings family expressed deep frustration and called for voters to eject the attorney general and other elected officials. We dont cry no more, thats why you dont see tears, said Sandra Sterling, an aunt of…

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