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‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists
New Orleans has avoided losing drinking water due to a saltwater ‘wedge’ traveling up the Mississippi River – but in Plaquemines parish, it has already happened

Oliver Laughland in Port Sulphur and Sara Sneath in Buras with photographs by Bryan Tarnowski

20, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Clear retaliation’: Louisiana attorney general accused of conflict of interest in clemency petition cases
Jeff Landry, a death penalty supporter, pushed to remove an independent counsel as the pardon board was set to hear from inmates

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

03, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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She’s the only woman on death row in Louisiana. Will the state grant her mercy?
Antoinette Frank was convicted of a notorious triple murder. Documents reveal a devastating story of abuse at the hands of her father

Oliver Laughland and Ramon Antonio Vargas in New Orleans

28, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘It stops you cold’: the 272 enslaved people sold to fund Georgetown
The descendants of Ann Joice, separated as part of the sale of 272 people, are at the center of a vital new work

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

31, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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First hurricanes, now wildfire: Louisiana parish takes on a new climate disaster
The Tiger Island fire took residents by surprise, but they improvised bulldozers into fire engines and got to work

Oliver Laughland in Singer, Louisiana

30, Aug, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘Martin Luther King told me I wouldn’t see 50’: the long, momentous life of Clarence B Jones
Jones was 29 when he went to work for the civil rights leader. As King’s friend, adviser and speechwriter, he was at the heart of the attempt to reform the US. Six decades on, he remembers their battles and their triumphs

Oliver Laughland

29, Aug, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Louisiana residents told to ‘get out now’ in face of sweeping wildfire
Nearly 1,000 people in Merryville, in Beauregard parish close to Texas border, ordered to evacuate as Tiger Island fire burns nearby

Erum Salam and Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

25, Aug, 2023 @11:51 PM

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Faced with a violent killing, a family chooses forgiveness over prison
Donald Fields Jr faced a life sentence. Instead, his case became a pioneering instance of restorative justice

Oliver Laughland in Durham, North Carolina

26, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Louisiana man wrongly convicted of rape released after 29 years in prison
Patrick Brown, 49, was sentenced to life without parole after being accused of raping his young stepdaughter in December 1994

Oliver Laughland in Louisiana

08, May, 2023 @9:49 PM

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‘Colonialism lingers’: Belize shrugs off coronation amid calls for reparations
Commonwealth country bearing scars of slavery may become first nation to remove Charles as head of state

Oliver Laughland in Belize City

04, May, 2023 @1:12 PM

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Belize likely to become republic, says PM as he criticises Rishi Sunak
Exclusive: Johnny Briceño attacks his UK counterpart’s refusal to apologise for atrocities of slavery

Oliver Laughland in Belmopan

04, May, 2023 @1:12 PM

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Ron DeSantis in Guantánamo: how questions about his past haunt the Florida governor
As a young navy lawyer, the Republican was posted to the notorious prison camp. What he did there – and his role in the investigation of three deaths – remains controversial

Julian Borger and Oliver Laughland

28, Apr, 2023 @2:19 PM

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