08:30 Newscast, April 6th, 2016

Today the House Education Committee will discuss several proposed changes to the TOPS Scholarship Program. Halen Doughty has more…:
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Two men shot in Algiers early Tuesday morning are Australian college students visiting New Orleans after an academic competition, according to a statement released on the their school’s website. The New Orleans Police Department has confirmed the two men were shot in Algiers early Tuesday and that they took a cab there to meet a drug dealer. Both are reported to be in stable condition.

US Representative Ralph Abraham arrives in Cuba today seeking to make Louisiana a trade partner with the island once the U.S. lifts the trade embargo. The Richland Parish Republican says exporting Louisiana rice to Cuba would make a lot of sense for both sides and the Port of New Orleans is only 36 hours away..:
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Abraham says beef, poultry, corn, and soybeans will hopefully follow shortly after they secure a deal to send Louisiana rice to Cuba.

A Senate Committee unanimously approves a proposal that would ban the sale of aborted fetal tissue. This bill comes as a response to allegations that Planned Parenthood sold organs from aborted fetuses. Bossier City Senator Ryan Gatti says this should never happen…:
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The measure heads to the Senate floor.