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|Reflecting on the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama discusses the coordination between the FBI and local law enforcement.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Another early Republican presidential prospect is heading to Liberty University.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote commencement address May 10 at the Virginia university founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Lynchburg school announced his appearance on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, another possible Republican presidential hopeful, Ted Cruz, spoke at Liberty. The Texan is a tea party favorite.

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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing--a tragedy that took three lives and injured nearly 300. Baton Rouge's Varsity Sports employee, Michael Edmonson, remembers it vividly.

"Your stomach just drops because you're like' wow they're people there that I know. And there are people there I know now that were 50 yards away," said Edmonson.

Varsity Sports sent two teams to run in last year's race.

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Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people.

The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms.

It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to perform reliably despite the variable nature of hurricane season from June 1 to Nov.

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Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people.

The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms.

It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to perform reliably despite the variable nature of hurricane season from June 1 to Nov.

Published in Katrina Anniversary

|At a high school in Bladensburg, Md., the president announced 24 winners of a grant program giving $107 million to local programs to update local high school curricula.

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|Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius didn’t have much to say in an interview with a local Oklahoma CBS affiliate when presented with the health care law’s unpopularity.

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BP Whiting oil spill hits Lake Michigan
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 11:45

WHITING, Ind. – Officials say a malfunction at BP’s Whiting refinery in northwestern Indiana has released an undetermined amount of oil into Lake Michigan.

BP spokesman Dean Scott said workers discovered Monday afternoon that oil had entered the refinery’s cooling water system, which discharges into the lake about 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago. He told The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/1iwIDzG ) that BP crews have placed two booms in the water to contain the oil.

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A report released Tuesday, March 18 says Louisiana has the third highest combined average for state and local sales taxes in the country.

Louisiana's tax average is just under nine percent. Only Tennessee and Arkansas have higher averages.

To find out which states have the lowest combined average click here http://bit.ly/1gMMm8E.

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