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Angry Couple Break-up Divorce
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Chris Miller
March 26, 2020 - 10:33 am
Couples cooped up amid coronavirus pandemic risk trouble
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
March 26, 2020 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill approved by the Senate will pass the House on Friday with “strong bipartisan support.” Pelosi spoke to reporters at the Capitol on Thursday a day after the Senate unanimously approved the...
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small businesses
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Kenny Kuhn
March 26, 2020 - 10:11 am
As everyone stays home for 15 days in an effort to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus, Director of the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Dawn Starns looks at how the coronavirus has effected Louisiana businesses.
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FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications for benefits far exceeded the previous record set in 1982. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Associated Press
March 26, 2020 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — nearly five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak...
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Unemployment
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Thomas Perumean
March 26, 2020 - 6:45 am
With over a hundred thousand workers sidelined due to layoffs caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, many are considering alternatives.
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Home School
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WWL Newsroom
March 25, 2020 - 7:24 pm
With Schools closed, possibly for the rest of the year, many parents with children in school are apprehensive about home-schooling.
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Saints coach Sean Payton.
Amos Morale III
March 25, 2020 - 6:41 pm
New Orleans Saints Head coach Sean Payton said he's doing well after testing positive for Covid-19 last week
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Lambeth House
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Chris Miller
March 25, 2020 - 6:28 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending an expert on infection prevention and control to Lambeth House, where several COVID-19 cases have been confirmed
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Convention Center
Chris Miller
March 25, 2020 - 5:49 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the Morial Convention Center has been selected as a location for a "surge hospital."
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New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to fans prior to kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
March 25, 2020 - 5:31 pm
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson updated the health of head coach Sean Payton and discussed the importance of flattening the curve when she joined the Pelicans podcast Wednesday.
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