BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old white man has been arrested and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home. Police say the string of attacks may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official says authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at the home of Kenneth James Gleason, and investigators say DNA on shell casings and other evidence link him to the crimes.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is having trouble persuading leaders in his own state to back his proposal to undo President Barack Obama's health law. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he opposes the Republican senator's legislation. Edwards says it would eliminate Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program that provides health coverage to 430,000 people.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a white man shot up a black family's home and killed two black men in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. Resident Tonya Stephens said Tuesday that she was not home at the time but her two adult sons were there and traumatized by the attack.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An attorney for the state of Mississippi has told federal judges that allegations of racial discrimination in jury selection should not have resulted in a new trial for a woman convicted in a gruesome 2004 murder. Arguments in the case of Lisa Jo Chamberlin were heard Tuesday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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