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2010-06-30 10:45:00

Hurricane Alex disrupted BP's clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday as the storm gathered strength.

2010-06-21 12:00:00

Becomes first state with a Democrat legislature to oppose individual mandate WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, June 18, 2010, Louisiana became the first state with a Democrat-controlled legislature to oppose a requirement to purchase health insurance--the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health reform agenda.

2009-04-30 10:35:17

The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement that will keep the NFL team in Louisiana through 2025 and create a sports development district. Louisiana Gov.

2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov.

2008-09-03 15:00:38

Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be released to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Gustav, U.S. President George Bush said Wednesday. Bush, federal emergency management officials and Louisiana Gov.

2008-09-01 21:00:13

U.S. first lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain closed Monday's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., with a plea to help Hurricane Gustav victims.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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