Zinke Touts Ramping Up Oil and Gas Production As Good for Louisiana’s Coast

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke touted the Trump administration’ plan to expand oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, telling reporters during a brief trip to southeast Louisiana that the ramped up activity will help save the state’s disappearing coastline.

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Protesters Arrested Following Alton Sterling’s Death to Receive Cash Settlement

A federal judge approved a class-action settlement Friday that awards up to $1,000 in cash to each of nearly 70 protesters who claim police violated their civil rights and used excessive force in arresting them after the July 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling.

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Leaving 20 Dead in Texas, Harvey Blows Into Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey is flooding southern Louisiana after dumping a record-breaking 51 inches of rain on Houston — 26 inches of it on Tuesday — leaving more than 20 people dead, 10,000 sheltering in a downtown convention center and hundreds of thousands of evacuees wondering what has become of their homes.

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