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The state Health Department has confirmed two cases of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant in Louisiana. Eric Picolli has the story.

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The Senate Select Committee on Women and Children, which has been critical of LSU over their failure to act on cases on sexual harassment and assault, will be on campus Saturday to hear from students.  The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. in room 329, on the third floor of the LSU Student Union.

Governor John Bel Edwards has given his take on how one-point-six billion dollars in federal coronavirus aid should be spent.  Edwards says 230-million dollars would go toward repaying loans from the federal government to pay jobless claims after the Unemployment Trust Fund went bankrupt. The governor says he’s also proposing to use 400-million dollars to pay for road and bridge construction…

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The Saints stayed put at 28 in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft and selected Houston defensive end Payton Turner, who played in 40 games for the Cougars, racking up 115 tackles and 10 sacks. Coach Sean Payton says Turner is a player they’ had their eye on.

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