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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 23-year veteran Joseph “Joey” Broussard has been named head of the Enforcement Division. The 55-year-old from Port Barre (“barry”) was also promoted to colonel.

Broussard was chief of staff for Jeff Mayne, who recently retired as colonel of the Enforcement Division.

There's no question New Orleans Saints safety Jairus Byrd was signed to fix one of the team's weak areas. Last season the Saints ranked in the

In a seven-week span, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune will reveal its 2014 Preseason Top 50, ranking Louisiana's top prep football teams, regardless of classification.

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The US economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses restocked, putting it on course to close out the year on solid footing.

Gross domestic product expanded at a 4 per cent annual rate after shrinking at a revised 2.1 per cent pace in the first quarter, the US Commerce Department said today.

Previously, the government had said the economy contracted at a 2.9 percent rate at the start of the year.

WASHINGTON - A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.

Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane.

Republican Rep. Dave Camp, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation.

R. Kelly concert appearance canceled
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:00
R. Kelly, here in 2004, won
R. Kelly, here in 2004, won't be performing at an Ohio music festival after protests prompted organizers to drop him.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • R. Kelly won't be playing Columbus, Ohio, festival
  • There was a backlash on social media over his appearance
  • Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008
  • He had been accused of videotaping sex with a minor
Exiled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed the SXSW audience in Austin, Texas, via livestream from London.
Exiled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed the SXSW audience in Austin, Texas, via livestream from London.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • WikiLeaks publishes suppression order imposed by Victorian Supreme Court
  • Case involved international politicians and certain allegations that can not be repeated
  • Social media users shared the information online
  • Assange remains in Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he sought political asylum
Photographer Matika WilburPhotographer Matika Wilbur's Project 562 photo series aims to capture people from all of the more than 562 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States.
In Gaza, 'humanitarian window' shuts fast
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:59
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.N. agency: 126 people are wounded in the attack at a refugee camp school
  • 1,242 people have died in Gaza; the UN estimates at least 70% are civilian
  • "Hamas is responsible for all deaths," Netanyahu's spokesman tells CNN
  • Hamas says a truce must include an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza

Gaza City (CNN) -- While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents in the besieged territory are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:

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