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Twitter has banned the account of former KKK leader and state lawmaker David Duke for violating the platform’s rules on hate speech. Duke was already banned from Youtube and Tyler Bridges, Author of The Rise and Fall of David Duke, says…

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Duke famously ran for Governor against Edwin Edwards in 1991, and last ran for office in 2016, getting 58,000 votes in a campaign for the Senate seat that was won by John Kennedy.

Governor Edwards tells Louisiana residents not to expect major changes with the Phase Two coronavirus guidelines as he expects to extend the mask mandate and bar closure order next week. The current order expires next Friday and Edwards it will likely be extended for another two weeks

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LSU football coach Ed Orgeron looks forward to playing a ten-game SEC schedule this season. Kevin Barnhart has the story.

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The state has stopped reporting COVID-19 numbers on Saturdays to allow labs to catch up on backdated numbers. Since Tuesday new COVID cases have been below 2,000 a day, and hospitalizations have on average declined, but deaths are ticking up a good bit, a lagging indicator of the mid-July surge.