Gov. John Bel Edwards loosened Louisiana’s coronavirus restrictions Thursday to allow bars to serve alcohol until 11 p.m. — one hour later than the previous restrictions allowed.

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Thousands of Louisianans are scattered at shelters and hotels across Louisiana after Hurricane Laura. More than 140,000 residents have applied for disaster recovery help from FEMA so far.

Tear gas deployed by New Orleans Police Department officers floats into a crowd of protesters on the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans. June 3, 2020.
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The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to strongly limit the use of tear gas by law enforcement officers within the city.

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It’s less than 30 seconds long but packs an unbridled shot of optimism. First, there’s a trilling flute and then a fourth-grade student lays down the tracks.

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Public school buildings will reopen Wednesday after Hurricane Sally’s track shifted east Monday night. Students will resume distance learning and meal distribution will be available at participating schools, the district said in a statement released Tuesday morning.