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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Louisiana

Apr 22, 2014 — The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.
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Apr 16, 2014 — Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Glenn Ford, 64, was convicted in 1984 for first degree murder and given a death sentence. New evidence proves he wasn't at the crime scene.
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Feb 20, 2014 — The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.
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Nov 18, 2013 — GOP businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer, handily defeated Republican state Sen. Neil Riser in a special election that tested two different GOP approaches to Obamacare.
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Nov 15, 2013 — There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
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Nov 12, 2013 — Bethany Arceneaux's family managed to find and rescue her, days after she was kidnapped in Louisiana. Her alleged captor was shot and died, leading legal experts to cite a "defense of others" concept in state law.
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Oct 4, 2013 — The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have already been evacuated in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to make landfall as early as Saturday.
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Oct 2, 2013 — Herman Wallace, who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement after his conviction on murder charges related to a 1972 prison riot, is now suffering from liver cancer. A U.S. district judge in Louisiana ruled that Wallace had not received a fair trial.
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