New York’s offer of incentives to Amazon to open a headquarters in the state faced significant opposition.
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The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Mac Rebennack took the stage name Dr John and a persona based on a real-life voodoo prince.
Louisiana’s refineries require the kind of oil Venezuela produces to operate properly.
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It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.
Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
A motorist drives through “nuisance flooding” in Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that 'hot spots' where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.
David Duke and Donald Trump.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.
An airboat driver rescues residents in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, where the ‘Cajun Navy’ of volunteers aided relief efforts.
Improvised rescues, such as boat owners saving people in flooded Louisiana, have become an integral part of federal and state disaster response efforts.
An abandoned street in the Lower Ninth Ward in August 2006. .
Ten years after Katrina, recovery in New Orleans is mixed – divided in familiar patterns between white and black, rich and poor. The same groups that suffered the brunt of the storm still struggle.