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Why 1,000 Louisianans are joining the Women’s March on Washington

BY KATY RECKDAHL | Special to The Advocate

Forty women who had never met before gathered at Tracy Talbot’s house in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood last week and told each other why they will march on Saturday. Read more

Vietnamese-American nail salon workers claim discrimination; Baton Rouge judge calls it 'very troubling'

BY JOE GYAN JR. | jgyan@theadvocate.com

A Baton Rouge federal judge said Tuesday he is greatly troubled by allegations that state cosmetology board inspectors detain employees of Vietnamese-American nail salons during inspections of their facilities. Read more

Modest bicentennial celebration Tuesday differs from Baton Rouge's 1999 party celebrating its history

BY ANDREA GALLO | agallo@theadvocate.com

Baton Rouge's low-key celebration on Tuesday commemorating the city's incorporation exactly 200 years ago was far different from a 1999 "Bonne Fete" birthday party that extended three days. Read more

Attorneys for Baton Rouge man serving life for brutal 1971 rape argue prosecutors got the wrong man

BY BRYN STOLE | bstole@theadvocate.com

Forty-two years ago, an East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted Wilbert Jones of kidnapping a young nurse from the Baton Rouge General Medical Center parking lot, forcing her to drive to a secluded area near the then-East Baton Rouge Special Education Building, and raping her. Read more

Officials: Man killed by Slidell homeowner was high on cold medicine, yelling and beating on car

BY SARA PAGONES | spagones@theadvocate.com

Seth Flores had called his father, Shawn McFadden, on Sunday and talked over his plans to make a new start in Tennessee, hoping to get a union job with his dad’s help and live in an apartment with his fiancée and her little girl. Read more

LSU men's basketball team tries to get back on track on the road Wednesday at Auburn

BY SHELDON MICKLES | smickles@theadvocate.com

In the aftermath of another painful loss Saturday, LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones said there are many examples of teams enduring tough times and still making something of their seasons. Read more

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