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GOP memo outlines party's plan to defend Trump ahead of public hearings

By Louis Casiano

Top Republicans serving on panels involved in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump penned a memo to GOP members on those committees outlining "key points of evidence" from the closed-door inquiry ahead of public hearings slated to begin Wednesday. 

San Francisco's new DA pledges not to prosecute public urination, other quality-of-life-crimes

By Louis Casiano

San Francisco's newly elected district attorney has promised to not prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes that have plagued the highly-priced Bay Area amid a crippling homelessness crisis affecting urban communities across California. 

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Γ‰douard Louis Would Like to Talk About Theater Now

By Joshua Barone

The French wunderkind’s books have quickly become magnets for the stage. Adaptations of “History of Violence” and “The End of Eddy” will play New York simultaneously.

β€˜An Overwhelming Feeling’: L.S.U. Solves the Alabama Puzzle

By Billy Witz

Louisiana State ended an eight-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide and put itself in the driver’s seat for the College Football Playoff.

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L.S.U. Survives Alabama’s Second-Half Push for a Big Win

By Billy Witz

The No. 2 Tigers took a 20-point lead into halftime, but the No. 3 Crimson Tide charged back in the fourth quarter, ultimately coming up short.

A Slave Rebellion Rises Again

By Rick Rojas

Some 500 enslaved people revolted in Louisiana but were largely ignored by history. Two centuries later, an ambitious re-enactment brings their uprising back to life.

Chilean vandals loot Catholic church, set fire to religious artifacts

By Louis Casiano

Demonstrators in Chile looted a Roman Catholic church Friday amid weeks of violent unrest triggered by a proposed 4-cent subway fare hike that has since evolved into larger dissatisfaction over income inequality. 

Rockets fired on Iraq base with US troops, no one injured, Pentagon says

By Louis Casiano

An air base in northern Iraq that houses U.S. troops was targeted Friday evening with a barrage of rockets, security officials said, as violence continues to mount in parts of the country amid fights with Islamic State militants and angry anti-government protesters. 

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

By Kaly Soto

The Twitter presidency. “A Warning”reviewed. Joe Pesci comes into his own. The Popeyes sandwich strikes a chord for African-Americans. And more.

In Louisiana Governor’s Election, a True Test of Trump’s Sway

By Richard Fausset and Campbell Robertson

Though the president has injected himself into high-profile races this year, the governor’s runoff in Louisiana may be one of the purest tests of his influence.

Louis Eppolito, Police Officer Turned Mob Hit Man, Dies at 71

By Ed Shanahan

Mr. Eppolito and his partner, Stephen Caracappa, were convicted of taking part in eight gangland murders in New York’s “Mafia Cop” scandal.

An Artist’s March to Freedom

By Richard Fausset and Wayne Lawrence

Dread Scott’s re-enactment of a slave rebellion in Louisiana will draw on hundreds of participants — and bold ideas of freedom.

Popeyes Sandwich Strikes a Chord for African-Americans

By John Eligon

On social media and in interviews, many are saying the chicken sandwich comes across as authentically “black.”

White Supremacists Flee From Emmett Till Memorial While Filming Video

By Vanessa Swales

It’s the latest in a string of incidents involving the Mississippi memorial sign, going back over a decade.

Man Is Fatally Stabbed Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

Moments after cutting a line for customers ordering the new sandwich, the victim was stabbed in the upper body, the police said. The popular sandwich returned to restaurants on Sunday after a hiatus.