New Orleans

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Louisiana trio imprisoned for 28 years freed after judge tosses murder convictions
Newly uncovered evidence linked police investigation into 1994 New Orleans murder to disgraced officer currently on federal death row

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

20, Oct, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Losing ground: how one New Orleans community is sinking
While land is subsiding throughout the city, industrial water use has exacerbated the problem in one predominantly Black and Vietnamese area

Sara Sneath for Floodlight

12, Oct, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Gris-gris enigma: can a new posthumous release shed light on the elusive genius of Dr John?
How did a middle-class white kid break into New Orleans’ feverish 1950s R&B scene and enjoy a wildly eclectic six-decade career? As a new release puts it: things happen that way

Garth Cartwright

21, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Sullivan Walter freed after 36 years for New Orleans rape he didn’t commit
‘I just want to live an honest, free life,’ says Walter, who was just 17 when he was locked up based on disputed identification evidence

Edwin Rios in New York and agencies

26, Aug, 2022 @3:11 PM

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‘I didn’t understand my trauma’: how Hurricane Katrina marked New Orleans’ young
In powerful documentary Katrina Babies, the children and teenagers who lived through the 2005 disaster grapple with their trauma at an older age

Radheyan Simonpillai

22, Aug, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Brad Pitt foundation agrees on $20.5m settlement to owners of faulty post-Katrina houses
Lawsuit was brought by owners after Pitt’s supposedly sustainable, flood-proof homes were plagued by mold, leaks and rot

Wilfred Chan

18, Aug, 2022 @5:34 PM

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An extraordinary story of forgiveness: from life without parole to finding grace
A new project gives a voice to people serving life sentences in Louisiana – and brought together two men whose lives collided in tragedy

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

08, Aug, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Could the US highways that split communities on racial lines finally fall?
The freeway removal movement is being boosted by $1bn in federal funding. Will it be enough to reverse decades of damage?

Edwin Rios

29, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Jury acquits New Orleans’ progressive district attorney of tax fraud charges
The case marks a significant victory for a nationwide movement of reformist prosecutors in the US

Oliver Laughland and Ramon Antonio Vargas in New Orleans

28, Jul, 2022 @10:12 PM

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Life in prison for stealing $20: how The Division is taking apart brutal criminal sentences
Part two: The New Orleans’ civil rights division reckons with a case involving an egregious sentence – and a policy that has punished the city’s poorest for decades

Oliver Laughland

07, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Inside the Division: how a small team of US prosecutors fight decades of shocking injustice
Part one: In New Orleans, a man pleaded his innocence for 28 years. Was there evidence that could set him free?

Oliver Laughland

06, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Donbas nursing home residents evacuated after New Orleans fundraiser
Ukrainian expat raises money to rescue last 12 residents of hospice in Chasiv Yar on frontline of Russian invasion

Isobel Koshiw in Kharkiv

02, May, 2022 @4:00 AM

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