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Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson NEW ORLEANS (AP) – In a year when national Republican fortunes took a turn for the worse, Louisiana delivered the GOP two seats in Congress in elections delayed by Hurricane Gustav. Indicted Democratic U.S. … Continue reading

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Some Gustav evacuees say officials overreacted

Some Gustav evacuees say officials overreacted   NEW ORLEANS – Millions fled the Gulf Coast in fear of Hurricane Gustav, billed as the apocalyptic “mother of all storms.” Fortunately, it was no Katrina. Now, with three other storms lining up … Continue reading

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Gustav no Katrina, but exposes flaws in levees

Gustav no Katrina, but exposes flaws in levees NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Waves crashed high against flood walls Monday and New Orleans’ rebuilt levee system survived its first hurricane in three years, but Gustav exposed weaknesses the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God

Gustav holdouts turn to guns, knives and God NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – If the floodwaters rise and trap him in his home by the Mississippi River levee, carpenter Juan LeBoeuf plans to bust out through the roof with a knife. … Continue reading

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