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Mosquito control experts downplay risk of malaria spread

  A ship that carried at least two malaria victims moved Thursday from Belle Chasse to the Port of New Orleans. As the ship got closer to the city, parish officials consulted with mosquito experts to see if there was any threat. The It is a ship’s arrival Wednesday in Belle Chasse prompted a response from the […]

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HOME DEPOT SAYS DATA HACK AFFECTED 56 MILLION PAYMENT CARDS

  Home Depot Inc. (HD) said a data breach between April and September put about 56 million payment cards at risk, signaling that the hacker attack was bigger than the one that struck Target Corp. (TGT) last year. The hackers used custom-made software to evade detection, relying on tools that haven’t been seen in previous attacks, Atlanta-based Home […]

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Obamacare money for abortions ignites GOP

Anti-abortion activists plan to use new evidence that Obama-Care has paid for abortions to boost GOP turnout in battleground Senate races this fall. Conservative groups will deploy new attacks against taxpayer-funded abortions in their effort to unseat vulnerable Democrats who have supported the Affordable Care Act in such states as Louisiana, North Carolina and Arkansas. […]

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3,800 Louisiana residents could lose Obamacare coverage

About 3,800 Louisiana residents who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will have their coverage canceled Sept. 30 because they didn’t clear up their citizenship and immigration status by Sept. 5, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In August, CMS notified about 6,900 people in Louisiana that they needed to confirm their […]

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website reports Brain-eating amoeba detected in another Louisiana water system

A potentially fatal brain-eating amoeba has been detected in another Louisiana drinking water system, the second time in less than a month, WWL.com radio reports. According to the article, the state Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed the latest detection of the Naegleria Fowleri amoeba in a Sabine Parish water system. In late August, the St. John the Baptist Parish […]

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website says NFL and Roger Goodell making lots of folks angry

The Wire website has compiled “The Growing List of Everyone the NFL Angered in the Last Week,” in the wake of the Ray Rice andAdrian Peterson scandals. The list includes “Fans (who respect women and children),” “Parents (who don’t approve of spanking),” the governor of Minnesota, the White House and a growing list of sponsors (whose voices could be the […]

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