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This story has been updated throughout to include a statement from CoreCivic. 

Cameroonian immigrants held at detention centers under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) New Orleans Field Office say officers and facility staff members pepper-sprayed, beat, forcefully restrained, and humiliated them to make them sign travel documents related to their deportation.

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The future of New Orleans’ publicly-funded childcare program is now tied to a controversial tax proposal that slashes the library’s budget by 40 percent.

Louisiana is moving back to Phase 2 of reopening as the state grapples with a third surge of coronavirus cases.

It seems like the presidential election just ended — Georgia certified its election results on Thursday — but Louisianans are already heading back to the polls for the start of early in-person voting for the Dec. 5 runoff elections.

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Louisiana reported 2,229 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 19. Daily case numbers have begun to match those from July and August, when the state was experiencing its second outbreak, sparking concern from the medical and public health communities.